L’ The Songs of Ulysses Academy

a wonderful first edition

The edition 2023, It is :

2 exceptional places – The Royal Abbey of Fontevraud and the Theater le Dôme de Saumur

2 co-founders – Patricia Petibon and Heloise Gaillard

1 unique partnership – The Amarillis ensemble, The Saumur Val de Loire conurbation and the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud

1 Opening world premiere

At cantatas Tomb for Eleanor, commission from the Amarillis ensemble and the Cultural Center for Meeting and Festival of Ambronay to Thierry Escaich on a libretto by Olivier Py.

18 singers participating in the Academy

12 teachers and stakeholders

5 conferences, meetings in Art and Science, hosted by Chloë Cambreling, journalist :

Romain Philippe Pomedio, teacher, searcher, PhD in Information and Communication Sciences with Héloïse Gaillard and Patricia Petibon

Thierry Escaich, composer, organist, professor at the CNSM in Paris and Richard Brunel, director, actor, director of the National Opera of Lyon

Dr Elisabeth Fresnel, phoniatric, creator of the Voice Laboratory, and Arthur Guerin-Boeri, freediving world champion

Cecile Roussat, actress, clown, founder of the company Les Âmes Noctures with Julien Lubek, and Raphael Gaillard, normalien, psychiatrist, head of service of the hospital-university center of the Ste-Anne hospital and the University of Paris.

Jean-Philippe Uzan, astrophysicist, cosmologiste, service director at the CNRS, and Fabien Waxman, composer, professor at the CNSM of Paris

8 intensive teaching days

Artistic direction – Héloïse Gaillard and Patricia Petibon

Chant – Patricia Petibon and Robert Expert

Chefs at Chants Erika Guiomar, Jeanne Jourquin, Alfredo Abbati and Joseph Birnbaum

Physical Theater – Sophie Cusset and Stéphanie Chêne

Improvisation Musicale – Thierry Escaich

Pilates – Emma Delahaye

Costume – Zelia, creator On Earth as in Heaven

Makeup – Angelique Humeau

1 closing show at the Théâtre du Dôme

And hundreds of spectators present at the opening concerts, closing ceremony as well as conferences (700 people around).