Is it because the ceremony is now part of the television heritage that Stéphane Bern is the master of ceremonies? To celebrate the 30th edition of the classical music trophies (a few weeks after those devoted to the current repertoire), the presenter invites us to the Dijon Auditorium. On stage, the Dijon-Bourgogne Orchestra and the Chorus of the Dijon Opera, under the direction of conductor Debora Waldman. And, behind the scenes, another voice, that of Clément Rochefort, talented producer at France Musique who will share “this boiling backstage where all these musicians meet and even meet for the first time”.
In competition and out of competition
After a danced opening entrusted to the choreographer Mehdi Kerkouche who intends to “celebrate the emotional power of classical music”, the evening will follow a well-marked scenario, alternating the performances of the artists in the running, sequences of thanks where the emotion is more or less eloquent and the musical moments out of competition. They will be provided by stars of singing or of the instrumental repertoire: countertenor Jakub Jozef Orlinski, the Maîtrise Populaire de l’Opéra Comique, the Ensemble Matheus under the direction of its founder, conductor Jean-Christophe Spinosi, but also the soprano Faustine de Monès with the Quatuor Ardeo, to honor contemporary creation.
It should be remembered that a Victory is in fact awarded each year in the “composer” category, inviting to a prime time (the event is rare enough to be underlined) today’s music, which is nevertheless reputed to be little accessible. Are named this year: Philippe Leroux, Benjamin Attahir and Fabien Waksman.
At the end of this 2023 ceremony, France 3 will broadcast an anthology of past competitions, those which have, in thirty years, “revealed” Renaud Capuçon, Patricia Petibon or Sabine Devieilhe. But also, many instrumentalists and conductors.