Héléne and Maria translated together the interview! Many thanks to you two faithful souls!
1°) What does it represent to you to sing at the BOZAR (Palais des Beaux Arts de Bruxelles) ?
-In time I have learned to "domesticate" the great halls in recitals and opera,
I think the first time was probably about a few years ago ,
with MarieNicole Lemieux and J c Spinosi , then in operas with other people,
I did a recital later with …..
and in places like the Theater des Champs Elysees in Paris,
I have the impression that serenity comes with the course of the years
where the voice seems firmer
I think there are many things that the experience gives
to confirm the young singer
It is true that the first times at a great hall like the Beaux Arts
one can become petrified but then
one gets surprised savoring the pleasure
that comes from the public and the artist.
2°) What king of advice would you give to a young beginner singer ?
- To learn more emotion,
a young singer must learn it is better to move than to impress.
It is true that it is more and more difficult
to handle the demands of perfection
being able to handle voice ,security, good acting and everything
and I think that the decisions also come
for example from the director of the opera, the orchestra...
Perhaps it is difficult to manage the debut
but from the beginning one should go for the
emotion rather than impression,
one should privilege as much as possible
the truth , emotion before anything…
3°) What would you do if you were not a Professional Musician ?
- If I had not been a singer, a professional musician
I think I would have adored being a Psychologist,
finally as an artist I deal permanently
with my own psyche...