French celebrant and opera singer
Celebrate your love with your French officiant singer
Welcome! I am Ariane. I live in France between Provence and Paris and work internationally as a French officiant and opera singer. For ten years now, I have had the real honour and privilege, as a French celebrant singer of working with couples and families to celebrate and recognise the special moments in life.
the artist vocation is to send light into the human heart. Robert Schumann
Ceremonies are powerful and sacred rituals which offer us the opportunity to pause and reflect. They can inspire feelings of joy and love, of hope or remembrance. Also, they allow us to celebrate happy times and reflect on the difficult times that have brought us to where we are on life’s journey; Undoubtedly, they can prompt us to consider our desires for the future.
I consider myself very lucky to have such a magical profession. I love life and I love people and I take great pleasure in helping my clients shape and realise beautiful and inspiring ceremonies.
Love and music go hand in hand
Music is also my passion. My singing is an important part of the ceremony I create with you as your French celebrant singer. Through my singing, it’s my intention to celebrate your love & life with joy, emotion and beauty. I enjoy working closely with my clients to select the perfect music to enchant, uplift and touch the hearts of all those present. I am classically trained but equally at home singing a beautiful aria as I am singing gospel, jazz or a modern classic.
Since my childhood, I have felt a deep connection to the spiritual, the sacred and the power of symbols. For centuries, singing has been a key part of sacred traditions and rituals in all cultures. This cultural heritage is, for me, an infinite source of inspiration.
My French celebrant singer's expertise
- professional opera singer since 1998
- wedding celebrant since 2012 certified International Wedding Institute
- funeral celebrant certified EFFA
- speaker certified Orator coach
- vocal coach (breathing, voice, singing, oratory skills, public speaking)
- diploma as a French Chartered Accountant
MY PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
A piano player from the age of seven, I pursued classical studies at school and university (Latin and ancient Greek) and then went on to study finance and opera singing. I already had five years of professional experience behind me as a chartered accountant and auditor, and significant experience as a semi-professional opera singer when, 15 years ago, I decided to become a professional solo opera singer. In my career, I have sung on the major national classical stages (operas, theatres), in the most beautiful cathedrals, as well as at the more popular Olympia in Paris with Chico and the Gypsies!
My activity as a wedding lyric singer started 20 years ago for friends. Later, I became a French celebrant singer for secular ceremonies following the request of a wedding planner friend. From my very first ceremony, I felt I had found my home. It was a real ‘coup de foudre’, or love at first sight, as it were, for the secular ceremony. I subsequently trained to be certified as a secular celebrant at the International Wedding Institute.
Beyond my activity as a professional French celebrant & opera singer, I as well have proven experience on stage, of event management, project management and project organisation, and of coaching.
- basic german and italian skills
OTHER THINGS I ENJOY …
Discovering new horizons, decorating, gardening, thrillers, my cats – Romeo and Juliette! Provence, dark chocolate, raspberries, long dresses, singing and make you happy
Why I do what I do ?
I am fascinated by human behavior and human culture. I like the authenticity, sincerity and emotional proximity which this profession brings forth. Consequently, I am so happy to be your confidant, your accomplice and bring you satisfaction as a French celebrant singer in helping to make this magic moment materialize.
It is a joy and an honor to accompany and share with you emotional moments as strong as those experienced at your wedding, the baptism of your baby, or the funeral of a grandparent. Life is a cycle, and it has actually happened that I have officiated, within one same family, at the wedding ceremony, the baptism of the baby and the funeral of the grandmother.
Each ceremony is a source of enrichment and also confirmation that being a singer and marriage celebrant is part of my life’s mission.
My role is to get to know you in order to create, to write, to orchestrate, to stage and to celebrate your ceremony in your image by adapting it to the framework you have chosen.
I will accompany you on the basis of a structured interactive and intuitive coaching session (your french celebrant’s playful questionnaires, meetings, Skype sessions): we will create your ideal ceremony and prepare you emotionally to experience this event both joyfully and with serenity too.
I will engage my talents to serve you in order to make your big day unforgettable.I therefore have the competencies to offer a customized service from A to Z to meet your expectations.
- Experience, professionalism, numerous references
- My voice, my singing, my varied repertoire and good elocution
- An interest in human contact, the capacity to engage in a privileged relationship with my clients
- Strong listening skills, empathy, a taste for sharing, gentle
- Good writing skills
- Good organisation skills
- Creativity and a strong artistic and aesthetic flair for creating a performance / set design
- Enthusiasm, joie de vivre, a good sense of humor, passion
- Natural charisma
- Ability to deal with stress, adaptability and capacity to manage the unexpected
My experience as a french officiant singer in prestigious locations
salle Pleyel, salle Gaveau, Radio France, théâtre Mogador, Olympia, palais des congrès, auditorium du musée d’Orsay, Grand Palais, la Sainte Chapelle, cour de l’Hotel d’Albret, Cirque d’hiver , Université la Sorbonne, Musée Jacquemart-André, Auditorium St Germain-des-Prés, le Sénat, château de Compiègne, the churches of St Julien le Pauvre, St Germain des Prés, St Pierre de Montmartre, St Augustin, St Philippe-du-Roule, St Louis-en-l’Ile, la Madeleine, cathédrale américaine, chapelle Notre Dame du Val de Grâce, chapelle du Père Lachaise, Abbaye de Royaumont, Hôtel de La Fare Place Vendöme, Hotel de Laasay, Pavillon Henri IV, Pavillon Royal du Bois de Boulogne, Château de Compiègne, Abbaye de Royaumont, Les Granges de Port-Royal-des-Champs, Théâtre Montansier de Versailles, Opéra de Massy Palaiseau, Palace the peninsula-Paris, private town houses, châteaux and castles…
Arles arena, the synagogue of Carpentras, churches of St Tropez, Gassin, Gordes, Les Baux de Provence, Lourmarin, Bonnieux, Tarascon, Arles, St Rémy de Provence, Correns, Marseille, Beaumes de Venise, Sanary, Rochegude, Orange, Cassis, le Barroux, Roussillon, Saignon, Lambesc, le Luc, Villeneuve lez Avignon, basilique St Maximin la Ste Baume, cathédrale d’Aix en Provence, abbaye de Saignon, domaine de Fontenille, jardin botanique du Rayol Canadel, châteaux, castles …
Basilique St Sernin of Toulouse, Abbaye de St Lisier, Cathédrale of Mirepoix, cathédrale of Saint Malo, churches of la Rochelle, Bordeaux, Massat, Saint Martin de Ré, domaine de Gaztelur, châteaux …
Turkey (Cappadoce, church of Istanbul), Mykonos, Marrakech, Mauritius, Bali, grand Kempinski Genève, orangerie of Schwetzingen château, Villa Aurora of Los Angeles, Minimes church in Bruxelles, Guadeloupe, Vevey, Basel …