Oct 28th ONLY Storytelling Evening & Dinner (Cuisine Guadloupe) with Opera Singer Henry Bastien
$41.85 per guest
$41.85 per guest
English with French translation available if needed
Henry Bastien-D'Elie - Opera Singer
This Storytelling Evening features Henry Bastien-D’Elie, a versatile, accomplished, and talented singer. With a passion for Opera, his repertoire includes famous arias in French, German, English, Italian, Spanish, Hungarian, and Portuguese. Multi-faceted he is well-versed and has performed in a rainbow of genres including Gospel, Jazz, Spiritual, Musicals, World, Rock, Reggae, R & B, Latin, Country and Blues. Henry will perform operatic selections, and from other genres to showcase his versatility, preceded by an amusing show of his warm up routine. He will also sing a tribute to my dear friend, the late and great Manda Djinn where he will interactively sing with her recording of the “Child of God”.
Originally from Guadeloupe, moving to France at the age of two, Henry was born into a family where singing was as natural as breathing.
Following lycee (high school) and a two-year stint studying medicine, military service took him to Germany to the town of Saint Wandel (near Saarbrücken). Joining a choir during this one year period was a life changing experience and returning to Paris, Henry decided to pursue a singing career enrolling at the Sorbonne in musicology with a first solo professional experience at the Archdiocese of Paris. Sidetracked for family reasons, as painful as they are unexpected, Henry regrettably put on the back burner a singing career for a more practical vocation in the security industry. During this period, his passion for singing was kept alive performing with choral groups and 3-4 concerts a year.
As they say in French a “concours de circonstances” (translated -chance alignment of circumstances), a layoff in 2013 gave him the opportunity to fulfill his dream to pursue an artistic career. The result of his full-time pursuit includes performances in various genres but primarily opera roles such as Theos Oïdos (The Three Lights), the Dutchman (Le Vaisseau Fantôme) Wagner, Pandolphus (The Servant Mistress) Pergolese, Don Magnifico (Cinderella) Rossini, Pantheus (The Trojans) Berlioz, and as Soloist for the Solemn Mass of Rossini.
The menu will feature a Guadalupe Creole cuisine of Chicken Colombo, Mango Orange shooter, Cauliflower Hummous, Avocado appetizer, other items and ending with a Pineapple, Coconut, Date dessert. The location is chez moi.
Yours in story,
If you have never been to a Storytelling Evening here is an FAQ
WHAT ARE THESE STORYTELLING EVENINGS?
Events at a private residence (usually in Paris but now international) where a storyteller (author, entertainer, artist, musician, magician, opera singer, dancer, actor, expert in a particular field) tells a story around culture, lifestyle, entertainment, travel or the arts. The idea is to ENTERTAIN, AMUSE, EDUCATE, ENLIGHTEN or any combination thereof.
25-30 Storytelling aficionados who hail from across the globe and understand English.
WHAT IS THE DINNER MENU?
The menu varies and is a very important part of the evening. With advice from a Chef, cuisines from the “four corners of the globe” have ranged from Mexican, Italian, Lebanese, Thai, Canadian, Spanish, Indian, French, Cajun, French, regional French and oftentimes fusion. Vegetarian options are available. Wine, juice, and other beverages are served as well as a selection of teas and coffee with a delightful dessert.
WHAT IS THE COST?
34.50 Euros which includes presentation, dinner, wine, beverages, juice, dessert, coffee.
HOW DO I REGISTER?
On this site www.visibilitybranding2015.eventbrite.com
HOW OFTEN ARE THESE STORYTELLING EVENINGS?
Once a month usually on a Saturday
DO YOU WELCOME SUGGESTIONS FOR STORYTELLERS? Yes! This could be you, someone you know in Paris or someone who may be passing through.
WHO HAVE BEEN THE PREVIOUS STORYTELLERS? For a full list and description of the past 25 plus Storytelling Evenings, view on this site www.storytellingevenings.com
Near the Marais and Bastille. Directly across from Metro Richard Lenoir line 5 Wheelchair accessible