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  Louis-Alexander Désiré    (b. 20 Mai 1995) Boy Soprano Soloist 
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Louis-Alexander Désiré Louis-Alexander Désiré started singing when he was seven and began to study classical dance at the age of eight. He joined Les Petits Chanteurs de Saint-Louis in Paris in 2003 and became a soloist in the choir the following year. Then he was soloist with La Maîtrise de l'Opéra National de Paris and the English Cathedral Choir of Paris under Christopher Wells (formerly of Salisbury Cathedral).

In August 2005 he gave a recital in Bury St. Edmunds in memory of the victims of the London bombings. In March 2006 he sang the role of Yniold in Debussy's Pélleas et Mélisande with the Opéra de Rouen and was described by critics as "the best actor in the cast" for his "astonishing stage confidence" and the 'best child Yniold ... ever heard'. In April 2006 he performed as one of three boy soloists in Henri Dutilleux's moving symphonic opera "The Shadows of Time" at Opera Bastille under the baton of Esa-Pekka Salonen and in the presence of the famous 90 year old composer.

Louis-Alexander is fluently bilingual: his mother is English and his father French. He is also an accomplished classical dancer and played the title rôle in Joseph Russillo's Le Passeur especially choreographed for him at the Théatre de la Ville in Paris in May 2005. In early 2006 he danced the forest bird in Robert Wilson's impressive Ring Cycle at the Châtelet in Paris.

In summer 2006 he sang first boy in Mozart's Magic Flute in Paris and gave a recital of mainly French art songs for the fringe of the Three Choirs Festival in England.

He played Jimmy the Little boy in the version concert of the opera the Elephant Man of Gerald Petitgirard in Salle Pleyel in Paris on February 19, 2008. He is also part of the six-member group Vox Angeli which released its first CD in February 2008.

Fr : Louis-Alexander Désiré a commencé à chanter lorsqu'il avait sept ans et a commencé à étudier la danse classique dès l'âge de huit ans. Il a rejoint Les Petits Chanteurs de Saint-Louis à Paris en 2003, il est devenu un des soliste de la chorale l'année suivante. Puis il a été soliste avec La Maîtrise de l'Opéra National de Paris et avec la Chorale des Anglais de la Cathédrale de Paris sous Christopher Wells (anciennement de la cathédrale de Salisbury).
En Mai 2005 Louis-Alexandre en qualité de danseur classique accomplis joue le rôle-titre dans Le Passeur de Joseph Russillo particulièrement chorégraphié pour lui au Théâtre de la Ville à Paris.
En Mars 2006, il a chanté le rôle d'Yniold dans Pelléas et Mélisande de Debussy avec l'Opéra de Rouen
En avril 2006, il joue un des trois solistes de l'opéra symphonique Henri Dutilleux The Shadows of Time à l'Opéra Bastille.
Au début de 2006, il danse l'oiseau des forêts dans la Tétralogie impressionnante de Robert Wilson au Châtelet à Paris.
En été 2006 il a chanté premier dans la Flûte enchantée de Mozart à Paris et a donné un récital de mélodies françaises principalement pour la frange de la Three Choirs Festival en Angleterre.
Il a joué Jimmy le petit garçon dans la version concert de l'opéra Elephant Man de Gerald Petitgirard à la Salle Pleyel à Paris le 19 Février, 2008.
Il fait également partie du groupe de six membres Vox Angeli qui a publié son premier CD en Février 2008.
En 2008 il interprète Miles dans le tour d'écrou (The turn of the scree) à l'opéra de Bordeaux
Related Sites
Official Site: Louis-Alexander Désiré
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Official Site: Vox Angeli
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BCSD: Les Petits Chanteurs de Saint-Louis
Review: Article about Louis-Alexander, October 2008
[outdated link] Following a most successful recital at Edge Hill University following a fascination inaugural lecture by Professor Martin Ashley.
Review: Turn of the Screw - Bordeaux
le Monde: Louis-Alexander sings Miles.
Les 3 vidéos de l'émissionde M6: Incroyable Talent 2007
Louis Alexander chante O Sole Mio
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Bristol UWE Article - March 2007
Hereford 3Choirs Fringe Festival Notice
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Louis Alexander Désiré de Vox Angeli et Incroyable Talent
'Blog' mediated by Belcantoboy association with up-to-date reviews, concert information etc
Pelléas & Mélisande 2006/03/26
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Louis-Alexander Désiré - Il Passaggio
Il Passaggio (BelCantoBoy , CD) April 2010
Featuring Louis-Alexander Désiré  
"With his new BelCanto album, Louis Alexander shows us his amazing progression from a child until the beginning of manhood. 21 songs trace his progress from a young boy until the beginning of the voice change. This is a unique document which admirably demonstrates the growth of the voice and the development of Bel Canto technique."
  1.   Sérénade   Age 10-11, Eve Barsham piano
  2.   Non lo diro col labro   Age 10-11, Eve Barsham, piano
  3.   Flow my tears   Age 12 years
  4.   Vaga luna   Age 12 Simon Goodman, piano
  5.   Romanza   Age 12 years, Simon Goodman, piano
  6.   L'air de l'enfant   Age 12 years, Simon Goodman, piano
  7.   Ombra mai fu   Age 12-13, Simon Goodman, piano
  8.   Il mio bel foco   Age 12-13 years, Simon Goodman, piano
  9.   An die Musik   Age 12-13 years, Simon Goodman, piano
10.   Selve amiche   Age 14 years, Simon Goodman, piano
11.   Wher'ere you walk   Age 14 years, Simon Goodman, piano
12.   Esurientes   Age 14 years, Simon Goodman, piano
13.   Amarilli   Age 14 years, Simon Goodman, piano
14.   O cessate di piagarmi   Age 14 years, Simon Goodman, piano
15.   Nina   Age 14 years, Simon Goodman, piano
16.   Komm, liebe Zither, komm   Age 14 years, Simon Goodman, piano
17.   Als die alte Mutter   Age 14 years, Simon Goodman, piano
18.   Reverie   Age 14 years, Simon Goodman, piano
19.   Quiere me mucho   Age 14 years, Simon Goodman, piano
20.   Amapola   Age 14 years, Simon Goodman, piano
21.   Panis angelicus   Age 14 years, Simon Goodman, piano
Louis-Alexander Désiré - Bel Canto - Mes Premiers Pas
Bel Canto - Mes Premiers Pas (BelCantoBoy 200595mai08/1, CD) August 2008
Featuring Louis-Alexander Désiré  
Louis-Alexander's new CD is now available featuring musical masterpieces through the ages in chronological order. After several years studying the almost-lost traditions of Italian Bel Canto singing, he admirably demonstrates in this extraordinary CD how no matter the composer or the time that a piece was written, with the correct techniques and an innate musicality, the music can transcend the ages and bring new meaning and enjoyment.
Louis-Alexander, 13 years old, has developed a new maturity and depth to his voice.
  1.   Flow my tears - J Dowland   Song
  2.   Ombra mai fu - GF Haendel   Recitative and Aria
  3.   Vergin, tutto amor - F Durante   Aria antiche
  4.   Il mio bel foco - B Marcello   Aria antiche
  5.   O del mio dolce ardor - CW Gluck   Aria antiche
  6.   Caro mio ben - G Giordani   Aria antiche
  7.   Bergère, Legère - trad. arr. J-P Weckerlin   Bergerette (18th century)
  8.   Plaisir d'amour - G B Martini   Mélodie
  9.   Ridente la calma - WA Mozart   Aria
10.   An die Musik - Schubert   Lied
11.   Ave Maria - Bach/Gounod   Aria
12.   Berceuse - B Goddard   Aria
13.   Crépuscule - J Massenet   Mélodie
14.   L'air de l'enfant - Ravel   Mélodie
15.   L'heure exquise - R Hahn   Mélodie
16.   Si mes vers avaient des ailes - R Hahn   Mélodie
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Louis-Alexander Désiré - Christmas at Kilmore
Christmas at Kilmore ( , CD) November 2007
Featuring Louis-Alexander Désiré  
The Lowry Singers, Louis Alexander Désiré. All profits raised from the sale of the CD will help fund Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice.
  1.   The calling bell   Cast in Dublin for the Parish of Kilmore 1755
  2.   Carol Prelude: Branle de l'Officiel (Noel Rawsthorne)   Organ
  3.   A sound of Angels (C Tye)  
  4.   Once in Royal David's City   Descant Martin White
  5.   People look east (arr Malcolm Archer)  
  6.   Chorale Prelude: Wachet auf (J S Bach)   Organ
  7.   He shall feed his flock (GF Handel)   Duet
  8.   Collademus (Arr Martin White)  
  9.   O Jesu, most kind (J S Bach)  
10.   When I view the mother holding (Joseph Barnby)   Solo
11.   Good King Wenceslas (arr David Willcocks)  
12.   Chanson pour les enfants l'hiver (English Translation Harry Grindle)   Solo
13.   Postlude on Garton (C V Stanford)   Organ
14.   Sleep, my Saviour sleep (WW Hedgcock)   Solo
15.   When the crimson sun had set (Harm. CH Kitson)  
16.   Laudate Dominum (Mozart)   Solo
17.   In the bleak midwinter (Harold Darke)  
18.   The virgin's slumber-song (Max Reger)   Duet
19.   O little town of Bethlehem   Descant Thomas Armstrong
20.   Star of God (Eric Coates)   Solo
21.   Carol Prelude on Adeste Fideles (Richard Drakeford)   Organ
22.   O come all ye faithful (Arr/Descant Martin White)  
23.   Chorale Prelude: In dulci jubilo (J.S. Bach)   Organ
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Louis-Alexander Désiré - Forgotten Favourites
Forgotten Favourites (Stewart Orr Sound Services SOSCD 382, CD) November 2006
Featuring Louis-Alexander Désiré  
Eve Barsham, piano. Recorded live at the Three Choirs Festival, Hereford. Limited pressing of 500. First recording by this remarkable young singer trained in true 'bel canto' tradition.
  1.   Vous Etes le Charme (Lully)  
  2.   Plaisir d'Amour (Martini)  
  3.   Faery Song (Rutland Boughton)  
  4.   Crépuscule (Massenet)  
  5.   Rêverie (Reynaldo Hahn)  
  6.   Yniold solo [from Pelléas et Mélisande] (Debussy)  
  7.   Bergère, Legère (arr. Weckerlin)  
  8.   La violette (A Scarlatti)  
  9.   Non lo diro col labro (Handel)  
10.   Ridente la Calma (Mozart)  
11.   Fable (Prévert)  
12.   Nell (Fauré)  
13.   Sérénade (Gounod)  
14.   Star of God (Eric Coates)  
  Le violette
Email   Purchase direct from Stephen R Beet Ordering details: 10 pounds plus 1 pound postage and packing in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; or 15 euro plus 3 euro postage and packing for European destinations, including the Irish Free State; 19 US dollars plus 5 dollars for the US.
Payment may be made either by PayPal at this email address or by cheque raised in the name of Stephen R Beet and sent to: 13, Rue Principale, Le Bourg, 87320 THIAT, France.
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Louis-Alexander Désiré - Vox Angeli:  Gloria
Vox Angeli: Gloria (Columbia / Sony Music Entertainment , CD) November 2009
Featuring Mathis de Ruyver   Louis-Alexander Désiré   Etienne Girardin  
Avec Louis-Alexander Désiré - Etienne Girardin - Iris Lambert - Claire Conruyth - Mathis de Ruyver et Lola Beris. Leur 3ème album.
  1.   Les anges dans nos campagnes  
  2.   Let It Be  
  3.   Noël des enfants du monde  
  4.   Amazing Grace  
  5.   Chanter  
  6.   Trouver dans ma vie ta présence  
  7.   Le merle  
  8.   Ecoute dans le vent   Blowing in the Wind
  9.   Je crois en vous  
10.   Prendre un enfant par la main  
11.   La quête  
Louis-Alexander Désiré - Vox Angeli: Imagine
Vox Angeli: Imagine (Columbia / Sony Music Entertainment 886974071327, CD) November 2008
Featuring Mathis de Ruyver   Louis-Alexander Désiré   Etienne Girardin  
Louis-Alexander Désiré - Vox Angeli:  Vox Angeli
Vox Angeli: Vox Angeli (RCA Victor Eruope , CD) Februar 2008
Featuring Mathis de Ruyver   Louis-Alexander Désiré   Etienne Girardin  
Louis-Alexander Désiré - Vox Angeli:  Imagine/Vox Angeli (2-CD Box Set)
Vox Angeli & Imagine
Vox Angeli: Imagine/Vox Angeli (2-CD Box Set) ( , CD) 2008
Featuring Mathis de Ruyver   Louis-Alexander Désiré   Etienne Girardin  
2 CD: "Vox Angeli" & "Imagine"
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