Music evening at the Residence of France with Jacques Greg-Belobo [fr]
The Residence de France hosted, on Friday, November 23, an exceptional evening. The guests attended the recital of Jacques Greg-Belobo, an international fame Cameroonian singer of classical music, accompanied on the piano by Simon Pierre Ndoyé.
After completing his training at the Conservatory of Nice and the National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Paris, the singer with the bass voice has long been part of the troupe of the Dresden Opera (Germany). He has won numerous opera singing awards in France, Switzerland, Austria and the United Kingdom. Working freelance for a few years, he has performed on stages of operas and concerts around the world.
For the recital at the Residence de France, Jacques Greg-Belobo has chosen a repertoire of French melodies from four famous composers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries: Henri Duparc, Gabriel Faure, Jacques Ibert and Maurice Ravel. The audience was initially carried away by the melancholy of "Phydilée" and the "Sad Song" of Duparc, then by pieces with romantic tones, and finally by the bubbling of the "Song to drink" Ravel.
The concert ended with an unforgettable moment: as a reminder, Jacques Greg Belobo sang traditional Cameroonian songs, to which the public was invited to participate.