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ARIANA VAFADARI
MEZZO-SOPRANO
COMPOSER

09.03 BORDEAUX Opera Table Ronde. Concert avec AUW

16.03 PARIS Eglise St Louis en l'Ile . Requiem de Mozart

28.03 PARIS Cloitre des Récollets . Sortie du CD 75010

16.04 STRASBOURG Curieux Festival avec R.Filiztek

02.05 PARIS La Bellevilloise Sacré Sound Festival

02.06 PARIS Licra Mairie du 5e à 18h

04.06 OSLO Freedom Forum avec J.Carton

16.06 BODRUM Scorpios avec DJ Satori

20.06 PARIS Le Triton . Schubert

23.06 PARIS Notre-Dame du Liban

29.06 LISBONNE

03.07 MYKONOS Scorpios avec DJ Satori

04.07 MYKONOS Scorpios avec Noema

08.07 ARDECHE Festival Cordes en Ballade avec le Quatuor Debussy

12.07 BODRUM Scorpios avec DJ Satori

13.07 BODRUM Scorpios avec R.Filiztek et L.Soldevila 

  

 "A heartbreakingly beautiful performance" NewYorkTimes

"A great lady (...), a rare artist, who puts femininity in the spotlight" Radio France

"Ariana Vafadari releases a truly stunning album Anahita. This classical singer offers herself a concept album crossed by a sublime

by a sublime song, which moved us".   Jazz Actuel

"This opus of a striking beauty and lightness testifies to the vocal talent, but also to the depth of

of the singer's philosophical approach."   Jazz Radio

 A Franco-Iranian singer, trained at the Paris Conservatory, Ariana Vafadari brings together her oriental heritage and her passion for classical music. A mezzo soprano with a deep tone, but also a composer, she invents epic sounds, between traditional music, classical and jazz, where Zoroastrian wisdom poetically illuminates our questions today.

Her agile mezzo-soprano voice, her musicality and her dramatic presence allow her to integrate lyrical productions: if she sings Dorabella in Mozart's Cosi fan tutte, it is especially in the baroque repertoire that she flourishes. She is Nero in L'Incoronazione di Poppea, Proserpine in Orfeo and Dido in Purcell. She also tackles the contemporary repertoire and enjoys immersing herself in the more intimate world of chamber music. She performs on stages such as the Opera of Lyon, Dijon, the Opera of Toulon, or in concert at the Salle Pleyel or the Grand Théâtre du Luxembourg.

 

She composed and recorded in 2016 the album "Gathas, Songs my father taught me", revelation of the Festival of Sacred Music of Fez, and in 2020 the album "Anahita".

She has mixed her music with electronic music thanks to collaborations with DJ Satori or DJ Chambord, at the Burning Man Festival or the Exit Festival.

(photo Vincent Benhamou)

ANAHITA

New album

"Anahita" invents a legend, that of a woman whose village is ravaged by drought and who must wander the world in search of Anahita, the Iranian deity of waters, fertility and wisdom. A mystical quest mixing Rumi's poetry, Leili Anvar's and Avesta prayers, but which also resonates with a very real drama, that of the drying up of soils due to the detour of rivers and the overconsumption of water.

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4WOMEN

New project

An order from Maison Cartier in the part of the Dubai World Expo

"4Women" was born out of an encounter with the women of the Asian University for Women in Bangladesh, a university that welcomes women from all over Asia for free. Around the testimonies of some of these young women, the decline of the condition of women during the Covid and the revolt of the Iranian people, the writer and filmmaker Atiq Rahimi wrote four stories, a kind of Medea monologue, taken with compassion for those who face poverty, forced marriages and violence in their lives. Ariana sings in Persian, and three young girls in their native language, surrounded by piano, double bass, oud and percussion. An initiative embodying Ariana Vafadari's approach, which seeks to create bridges between eras, spiritualities and people through music.(Photo Victor Picon)

Oud, Theorbo and Voice

From theorbo to Oud, from Monteverdi to oriental songs, this trio mixes repertoires that are so far away thanks to these two instruments that are so close. We hear in turn Caccini, Strozzi, Arabo-Andolusian or Ariana's songs.

Collaborations electro

DJ Satori 

LALAI  

ft. Habib Meftah Boushehri

Label Crosstown Rebels

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DJ Chambord 

ORVIL 

Label Ouïe Circle

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