The Heroine’s Journey of Estelle Rabaud

What is the best thing that I love about my work?
Art is able to save you in all circumstances.
Being on stage alongside your colleagues is often a unique moment of exchange and humanity. Emotions heightened and unrestrained.
To be entirely the mediator of a work is magic, and almost mystical…

What is my idea of happiness?
Love and to be loved.
Choosing and being chosen.
Probably something “simple”.

Photo Credits: Marc. J. Mouis

What is my greatest fear?
Lost the people I love.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?
The control self.
And finding the right balance is a lifetime’s work!

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire?
Natalie Dessay, Dominique Blanc, Liza Minelli, Jonas Kaufmann, Alexia Cousin, Cate Blanchett, Catherine Frot, Michel Fau…

What is my greatest extravagance?
My “All or nothing” side.

On what occasion would I lie?
Honesty is a concept that takes up a lot of space in my life. It’s a mark of trust. Communication is essential and lifesaving for many things. But it takes courage to take responsability from the bottom of your heart.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?
The era of social networks, of marketing and of ironclad productivity also holds its place in artistic fields. Unfortunately, one has nothing to do with the other.
There is sacred, deeply human, sensitive and wise dimension on stage that cannot correspond to this scheme. This world of glitter is sometimes very disappointing…

When and where was I the happiest, in my work?
Last June, I had the chance to give a show with Zoé Hoybel at the VOX in Châteaurenard, in front of the people who matter most in my life. It was a very strong moment, in my region of origin. A loop has come full circle.
It was extremely moving, especially since this concert symbolized the return to the stage after the Covid.

If I could, what would I change about myself?
If I could, I would reconcile with the compromise…

What is my greatest achievement in work?
The birth of a creation on stage, and its first impact on the audience.

Where would I most like to live?
I love my country!
But, if I had to discover an other one, I would go to the Mediterranean side.

What is my most treasured possession?
My scores and my mountain of notebooks…!

Photo Credits: Marc. J. Mouis

What is my most marked characteristic?
Tenacious sensibility.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city?
Le Balajo
9, rue de Lappe
75011 Paris

At the nightclub Le Balajo, the sun is always present!
First, in its walls filled with history and then, in the smiles of its salsa dancers.
A bubble of happiness!

What is my favorite place to eat and drink, in my city?
Violetta et Alfredo
30, rue de Trévise
75009 Paris

Ivan is a passionate man and his tea room is a little parisian cocoon.
He is a pastry enthusiast first, but also opera.
He combines the two loves of his lifes in his innovative and succulent cakes…

What books influenced my life and how?
“Les 5 blessures qui empêchent d’être soi-même” of Lise Bourbeau, to start meeting yourself.
“La Dame aux Camélias” of Alexandre Dumas fils, a heartbreaking love story that touched me deeply.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?
All the works of Barbara.
“Spanisches Liederbuch” of Hugo Wolf.
“Libera me” Requiem of Verdi.

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?
Tokyo, La Casa de Papel. (It seems that we have an air of resemblance…!)
Cyrano de Bergerac, Edmond Rostand.

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?
The people who help others with the heart.

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime?
“Notre-Dame de Paris” realized by Jean Delannoy with the incredible Gina Lollobrigida…
“L’Allée du Roi” realized by Nina Companeez. The story about Madame de Maintenon, the last wife of Louis XIV.

What role play stories in my life and work?
The stories represent the dream and the freedom.
The allow you to escape life for a few moments to return to it in a more serene way.

What do the words ‘You are the storyteller of your own life’ to me?
The life and its trials consist to meet ourselves.
Let us trust in destiny, and make choices.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?
My tiny and precious circle of friends and my family.

Which people or companies would I like to work with in 2022?
Passionate people with big heart, who like to cross the arts…

What project, in 2022, am I looking forward to work on?
This year, I will resume two shows of my creation :
– “La Fontaine et les Musiciens” with Le Quintette de la Hulotte
– “Pas si Différentes” with Zoé Gosset, soprano and Sarah Margaine, piano

I’m also preparing a brand new show between song, theater and Lied…

Where can you see me or my work in 2022?
Follow me on the networks!

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?
Without intensity, the life is not worth it.

Which creative professionals should Peter invite to tell their story?
Zoé Gosset
Herminio et Carole
Tamara Lowy
Laura Elko
Madame Sacha
Sarah Margaine
Zoé Hoybel
Ema Marts

How can you contact me?
Facebook @estellerabaudmezzo
Instagram @encre2voix

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