Daniel OTTEVAERE

Voice | Ecole normale de musique de Paris - CRD de Valenciennes


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Daniel Ottevaere was born in Brussels. He studied singing, lyric art and melody in Brussels (at the age of 19, he wins the 1st Prize in Jules Bastin's course at the Royal Conservatoire of Music), in Vienna (with Hans Hotter) and in Castelfranco-Veneto in Italy. Then, he settled in France (Paris and then Lille) and for four years, he has studied at the School of the Opera Paris and with Daniel Delarue. He started learning with (his teacher) José Van Dam a few years ago and still is. After his debuts, within the context of the Opera de Paris, in Orfeo by Monteverdi, directed by Antoine Vitez, he is regularly invited on many French and international scenes.

He sings at the Opera de Paris (Salome, L'heure espagnole, Rigoletto, Manon, The Magic Flute, Ariadne auf Naxos, La Belle Hélène, The Dialogues of the Carmelites, Little Sweep, Pelléas and Mélisande, ...); at the Opera de Marseille (Christopher Columbus, The Magic Flute, The Pearl Fishers, Vol de Nuit, Thaïs, The Mastersingers of Nuremberg); at the Opera de Nancy (Lucrezia Borgia, La Damnation de Faust, Boulevard Solitude, The Marriage of Figaro, The Girl of the Golden West, Der Rosenkavalier); at the Opera de Bordeaux (Gianni Schicchi, Ariadne auf Naxos, Eugene Onegin, A Midsummer Night's Dream); at the Capitole de Toulouse (La Traviata, Rigoletto); at the Opera de Montpellier (Vol de Nuit, La Traviata); at the Opera de Metz (La Cenerentola, Salome); at the Opera d'Avignon (The Pearl Fishers, Thaïs); at the Opera de Nantes (Khovanshchina); at the Opera de Lausanne (Turandot, Boulevard Solitude); at the Reggio Theatre of Turin (Cendrillon); at the San Carlos in Lisboa (Salome); at the Seoul Art Centre (Salome); at the Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires (The Childhood of Christ); at the Opera des Flandres (Cendrillon); at Ludwigshafen am Rhein (Boulevard Solitude); at the Opera de Monte-Carlo (Cendrillon)…

He performs in Orange Festival (Macbeth), in Bregenz Festival (Le Roi Arthus), in Montpellier Radio-France Festival (Salome), in Saint-Céré Festival (The Magic Flute), in Albi Festival (The Rape of Lucretia)…

He sings several characters in international creations: La Chatte Anglaise by Henze (comic opera), Doctor Faustus by K.Boehmer (Palais Garnier), Maître et Marguerite by Y.Höller (Palais Garnier), Prova d'Orchestra by Battistelli (Opera du Rhin), Yamaon by G. Scelsi within the context of the Beaux Arts Philharmonic Season in Brussels with Ensemble Musique Nouvelles (Belgian creation),…

During the concert, he interprets La Damnation de Faust and The Childhood of Christ by Berlioz, Mozart's Requiem and Coronation Mass, Haydn's Theresienmesse and The Seven Last Words of Christ, Bach's Magnificat and cantatas 140, 211, 85 and 82, Schumann's Dichterliebe, Schubert's Lieder and Winterreise, Brahms… , Haendel's Alexander's Feast and Brahms' Requiem, …

He also regularly sings for Radio France: War and Peace, Salome, La Forza del Destino, The Beatitudes and various lyric concerts,…

He sings with renowned artists such as Montserrat Caballé, Régine Crespin, Ruggero Raimondi, Barbara Hendricks, José Van Dam, Nicolaï Gedda, June Anderson, Hans Hotter, Eva Marton, Bernd Weikl, Alfredo Kraus, Galina Vichnievskaïa, Roberto Alagna… He is conducted by Marek Janowski, Georges Prêtre, Michelangelo Veltri, Marcello Viotti, Armin Jordan, Mtislav Rostropovitch, Michel Plasson, Jean Fournet, Mynng Whun Chung, Bruno Campanella, Marc Minkowski… He works with directors such as Jean-Louis Martinoty, Antoine Vitez, Georges Lavaudant, Marcel Bluwal, Jérôme Savary, Robert Carsen, André Engel, Georges Lavelli, Dieter Dorn,…

He takes part in several recordings: La Jolie Fille de Perth, Le Postillon de Longjumeau, La Muette de Portici (EMI), The Beatitudes, War and Peace (Erato), Boulevard Solitude (Cascavelle) and King Arthur (Koch).

In another field, Daniel Ottevaere directed and adapted two works: Offenbach sur Canapé in 2001 and Cabaret Chauve-Souris in 2007, which are production made by the company called La Clef des Chants.

Daniel Ottevaere is really concerned with passing on his knowledge. That's why he is a singing teacher at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris, at the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth in Brussels (with José Van Dam) and at the Valenciennes Conservatoire. Recently, he was giving singing lessons on France Musique during Stéphane Goldet's programme, “l'Atelier des Chanteurs”). In the past seasons, he performed Schlendrian in La Cantate du Café, in Enghien and Bruxelles ; the premiere of Vigilia by Gustav Rihm (Belgium premiere in the frame of the "saison Bozar" with the Ensemble Musiques Nouvelles) ; recitals in Diabolus in Musica (Paris, Nancy, Belgium), and Autour de Don Giovanni : Eros - Thanatos en Normandie ; the Winterreise, in Paris and at Nancyphonies Festival ; a recital with José Van Dam at Flagey hall in Bruxelles ; a Russian recital (Tchaïkovsky, Rachmaninov et Schostakovich) at Festival de Porrentruy in Switzerland ; Alasdair (St-Kilda) at Edimburg Festival and in Grenoble ; Monterone (Rigoletto) for Opéras en plein air production with Francis Perrin as the stage director ; with Bratislava orchestra at Nancyphonies Festival in arias by Mozart and Haydn, Inigo Gomez (l'Heure Espagnole), l'Oncle Tchang (le Pays du Sourire) and a recital Au-delà du Rhin at Nancyphonies Festival.

Last year, he sang in Mons (Belgium) with Gabrielle Philiponet, Yann Beuron and Jeff Cohen, and at salle Gaveau for some scenes from Schweigsame Frau by Richard Strauss (Morosus) with L'orchestre romantique européen conducted by Lionel Stoléru, in a recital in Val d'Isère (Drôles de gens que ces gens là ! – French songs), and at Rencontres Musicales Internationales d'Enghien Festival (Belgium) in Verdi arias.