As the fifth edition of the Concours des Voix des Outre-mer continues its search for a new winner (after Mayotte, Reunion Island will host the competition on 26 November before Martinique, on 15 December 2022), its president Fabrice di Falco has just announced a long-awaited partnership with the Opéra national de Paris. Indeed, the great French institution, under the impulse of its general director Alexander Neef, has undertaken a new project “L’Opéra en Guyane” to promote dance and opera beyond the Hexagon, which the VOM competition has been doing for the past five years. A new mutual commitment will allow selected Voix des Outre-mer candidates access to masterclasses led by professional singers who have trained at the Académie de l’Opéra National de Paris. Fabrice di Falco said: “We are proud to allow young people from all over the world to perform on the prestigious stage of the Opéra National de Paris each year for the national final of our competition. I am very grateful to the Paris National Opera, its director Alexander Neef and the director of the Opera Academy Myriam Mazouzi for this strong signal given today. The more people there are to defend this ambitious vision, the more the Overseas Territories will be the pride of the national and international opera scene.
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