Opera & crossover singer - officiant - holistic vocal coach
@Christine Ledroit Perrin
A characterful voice …
The unique combination of a full, powerful, highly precise voice and great flexibility within an extensive range affords Ariane Douguet access to a vast repertoire, from opera to chamber music, from oratorios to recitals, from the Baroque to the contemporary.
Among her roles, Violetta, Elettra, Donna Anna, La Contessa, Hyacinte, Eurydice and Micaela, played at a number of venues in France. These include the Opéra du Rhin, the Opéra de Massy, the Opéra de Besançon, les Gémeaux, la Coursive and the Théâtre de Poissy.
… particularly physical …
Not only is Ariane Douguet lauded by the critics for her “distinctive voice”, her “rich and stirring timbre” and her “cultivated musicality”, but she also delights with her onstage presence. Working under directors as diverse as André Engel, François Rancillac and Olivier Desbordes, as well as choreographers such as Daniel Larrieu and Xavier Gossuin, the press have not failed to note her “sublime bearing on stage” and the “dramatic intensity” of this “great tragedian”’s performances.
… and ever more dramatic …
Having sung the major roles of lyrical soprano, Ariane Douguet now tends in her work towards a deliberately dramatic repertoire forever in tune with the progress of two inseparable facets: her voice and her personality. Thus while being utterly faithful to the score, she has drawn on her remarkably broad vocal spectrum to play roles as diverse as Norma, Turandot, Tosca, Isolde, Ariadne ou Salomé…
… alongside the great names …
Her rousing performances have led her to being an honored guest both in and outside her native France. She has filled such venues as the Salle Pleyel and the Salle Gaveau, Radio-France, the Musée d’Orsay, the Grand Palais, the Sainte-Chapelle, the Cirque de Gavarnie, the Abbaye de Royaumont, the Carpentras synagogue, the Schwetzingen Festival of the German SWR radio station, the Vevey Festival, the Théâtre Royal de Mons and the Villa Aurora in Los Angeles.
Ariane Douguet has appeared in recitals alongside outstanding performers of the stature of pianist Clément Mao-Takacs, Thymos string quartet & organist Slava Chevliakov. She has also been conducted by such prestigious figures as Sylvain Cambreling (Orchestre de Paris), Jérôme Pillement (OLRAP), Pierre Roulier (the 2E2M Ensemble), Antonello Allemandi (Orchestre Colonne), Lavard Skou Laren (Salzburg Chamber Soloists), Jacques Grimbert, Jean Tubery, Martin Lebel, Amaury du Closel and Jean-Jacques Werner.
… devoted to all musical genres …
She sings major works from baroque to 20th century (Pergolèse Stabat Mater ; Vivaldi Gloria, motet In furore ; Mozart Requiem, concert arias ; Beethoven 9th Symphony, Ah perfido; Schubert Der Hirt auf dem Felsen; Rossini Petite messe solennelle , Brahms Deutsches Requiem ; R. Strauss Vier letzte Lieder; Wagner Isolde Liebestod ; Respighi il tramonto ; Schoenberg String Quartet n°2 ; A.Reimann oder soll es Tod bedeuten ; Ravel chansons madécasses, Berg Altenberg lieder).
Implicated in the artistic dynamics of her era, Ariane Douguet has participated in the premiers of several contemporary music pieces: P.Méfano – Micromegas, B.El- Khoury – Le chant d’amour , O.Pénard – 4 sonnets de Louise Labé.
An artist without boundaries and desirous of bringing classical music to a large audience, she has had much success in her recitals compiling together different genres of music : the spiritual in art (Ave Maria, prayers from opera, negro spirituals…), when music becomes prayer (homage to the Jewish mystic) or Love Songs (from 16th century to today: opera, songs, musical theatre, jazz). She is often invited to sing at prestigious galas. She has sung with Chico & the Gypsies on the stage of the arena of Arles & on the mythical Olympia stage.
…to celebrate the rite of passages…
Filled with a desire for transcendence, Ariane DOUGUET is a marriage ceremony officiant certified by the International Wedding Institute & state-qualified funeral master of ceremony (EFFA curriculum): she officiates & sings bespoke awesome ceremonies (wedding, renewal of vows, baptism, funerals).
A church wedding service specialized singer, Ariane DOUGUET is also a certified wedding officiant certified by the International Wedding Institute & state-qualified funeral master of ceremony (EFFA curriculum).
Filled with a desire for transcendence, she has chosen to specialize in the creation of Haute Couture symbolic ceremonies she officiates and embellishes with her songs (marriage, renewal of vows, baptism, funerals, burials).
… and transmit …
A knowledgeable music & singing lover, passionate about physiology, pedagogy & psychology, Ariane DOUGUET is holistic vocal coach certified by eminent Phoniatrician Benoit Amy de la Bretèque, certified Orator coach & prenatal singing practitioner
A brief outline
Grand-daughter of the french occultist writer Robert Ambelain, Ariane DOUGUET grew up in an atmosphere of multiple influences. At seven, she was already studying piano before turning to voice. After brilliant scholarly achievements she devoted herself entirely to singing, following the advice of Gabriel Dussurget, founder of the Aix-en-Provence Festival. She went on to study under Edda Moser, Katia Ricciarelli, Nadine Denize, Howard Crook for baroque music, Lionel Sarrazin and finally Benoit Amy de La Bretèque.
She has been supported by GP Morgan, the Salon de Mécénat Laurier in Paris and in New York, and Philomuses, Paris.
” The artist vocation is to send light into the human heart.”