Press review


Classica

Gabriel Fauré - Critique Classica - 02/05/2019

« On doit admirer sans réserve la qualité et la précision de l’exécution mais plus encore le travail sur la prononciation et de l’équilibre de la polyphonie. »


Diapason

Fauré - Poulenc - Debussy - Critique Diapason - 02/05/2019

« Là encore, le niveau du choeur français impressionne par une fermeté d’accents et de lignes »



Valeurs Actuelles

Brel & Barbara a cappella, critique Valeurs actuelles - 06/02/2019

« L’amateur de voix [...] peut aller en toute confiance vers les seize voix de l’Ensemble Aedes. »


Gramophone

Debussy - Fauré - Poulenc - Critique Gramophone - 06/02/2019

« The performance has such fierce intensity and exactitude that you cannot help but be drawn into it, ans the final blazing cry of "Liberté" has a tremendous impact. »




Le Monde

Le Festival de Grenade, entre rêve de modernité et tradition - 27/06/2018

"Le choeur de chambre a cappella, fondé par Mathieu Romano, tissera dans un dialogue aussi éclairé que sensible les fils qui relient, sur la trame de mêmes textes religieux, la musique de Francis Poulenc, Tomas Luis de Victoria et Manuel de Falla."


Télérama

Le Festival de Grenade s’ouvre sur une nouvelle ère... aux sonorités françaises - 26/06/2018

"[...]vingt choristes-solistes d’Aedes, comme toujours éblouissants de musicalité et de plasticité vocale."


Die Welt

Granada Festival II: Musikalish Göttliches und tänzerish Dämonisches kommen hier harmonish zusammen - 25/06/2018

"Hier hat schon der neue Festivalchef Pablo Heras-Casado mit seinem Chor gesungen und hier ist jetzt zur heißen Mittagszeit unter kühlen gotischen Spitzengewölben aus Stein das wunderbare französische Vokalensemble Aedes unter seinem die Zwischenbemerkungen höflicherweise auf Spanisch formulierenden Leiter Mathieu Romano zu hören."


Classica

- 15/05/2018

"Je voulais concilier les deux aspects : la précision, l’homogénéité, tout en travaillant sur les harmoniques, la brillance du son et en soignant le grand geste expressif et passionné. L’idéal sonore que je m’étais fixé, sans être aussi défini qu’aujourd’hui, était la quête d’un son direct doté d’une belle résonance."


Concertclassic

- 24/04/2018

"L’Ensemble Aedes et son chef Mathieu Romano ont livré une leçon de chant choral a cappella et avec orchestre. Les attaques de chant millimétrées et toujours douces, la diction aussi claire dans le pianissimo que dans le fortissimo, la beauté individuelle des voix et l’homogénéité globale pour exprimer les mêmes sensations captivent l’auditoire à chaque instant."





Diapason

Festival d’Aix-en-Provence : Carmen selon Dmitri Tcherniakov - 10/07/2017

"The Aedes choir has great homogeneity and refinement."


ResMusica

A Aix, la Carmen thérapeutique de Tcherniakov - 10/07/2017

"The excellence of Aedes’ performance deserves all the honour, as each chorister individually delivers a real theater performance without sacrificing musical nuances and colours."


La Croix

A Aix, une Carmen décalée et magistrale - 09/07/2017

"The choristers’ agility raises enthusiasm."


La Revue du spectacle

Carmen punie ou l’opéra mal aimé au Festival d’Aix - 09/07/2017

"The secondary roles are often excellent, as the absolutely delightful choir Aedes. Mathieu Romano’s work is outstanding."


Télérama

Bizet revu par Tcherniakov au Festival d’Aix : la musique resplendit mais où est Carmen ? - 06/07/2017

"The choir Aedes offers an outstanding performance, the quality of the vocal result is never affected by the acting requirements."


Le Monde

Carmen sonne et secoue Aix-en-Provence - 05/07/2017

"The choir Aedes proves it can do anything, singing well and perfectly acting as festive yuppies in suits."


Concertclassic

Carmen selon Dmitri Tcherniakov au Festival d’Aix - Et Don José se prit au jeu... - 04/07/2017

"The choir - another character of Carmen - allows Aedes to prove once again what an extraordinary opera choir it became under Mathieu Romano’s direction."


Forumopéra

Drôle de jeu de rôle - 04/07/2017

"Above all, the outstanding performance of the Ensemble Aedes must be recognized : non content to deliver delightful musical moments, the choristers offer a real theater performance as well."



La lettre du musicien

Fantasio d’Offenbach de retour à Paris - 15/02/2017

"Thomas Jolly took really care of directing the actors, the choristers - nice performance of Mathieu Romano’s Ensemble Aedes - as well as the leading roles."


Le Figaro

Fantastique Fantasio - 15/02/2017

"the automatiser movements of some members of the choir - the very homogeneous Ensemble Aedes - all this reminds industrialization and Tim Burton’s human machines."


Le Monde

Le Fantasio d’Offenbach, bouffon et romantique - 15/02/2017

"Laurent Campellone’s solid direction, the Ensemble Aedes’ homogeneity and an energetic Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France managed to recreate this Fantasio."


Concertclassic

Fantasio d’Offenbach au Châtelet - Merveilleuse ambiguïté - 14/02/2017

"And we must not forget another essential character in Fantasio : the choir. Used to the scenic world where he often works with its ensemble or as an invited conductor, Mathieu Romano managed to perfectly prepare Aedes’ singers."


Le Figaro

Dix ensembles coups de chœur - 16/01/2017

"The Ensemble Aedes which was created by Mathieu Romano in 2005 became the opera choir everyone wants to hire."


Le Figaro

Les dix révélations de la décennie - 09/12/2016

"The professional choir founded by Mathieu Romano just turned 10 and is demanded by operas, festivals, orchestras without voices or needing back-up."


ResMusica

Madrigal et musique d’aujourd’hui par Aedes à Dijon - 02/12/2016

"This concert programme is as ambitious as the Ensemble Aedes is in its search for expression and musical quality."


Baroquiades

Mathieu Romano, la Passion au Chœur - 11/09/2016

"Under Mathieu Romano’s direction the ’turbae’, these fabulous crowd scenes (...) become dizzying, almost mind-blowing."


Tutti magazine

Interview de Mathieu Romano, chef de chœur et d’orchestre - 05/09/2016

"When I founded Aedes, I had the desire to build a group whose aim was a permanent seeking for quality. (...) For me, Aedes is like a pursuit of a sound utopia."


Concertclassic

La Passion selon Saint Jean - Sens du récit et expressivité - Compte-rendu - 05/09/2016

" ’I want you to tell a story’ Mathieu Romano often asks to his singers during rehearsals. And it is precisely what is at stake in this St. John Passion."


Musikzen

Spiritualité sur la colline de Vézelay - 02/09/2016

"The quality lies in the articulation and the cohesion of those clear voices."


La lettre du musicien

Une Passion de larmes et de sang à Vézelay - 25/08/2016

"The crowd scenes are embodied by a choir whose unity of tone of voice is remarkable - the colours are fading together and the nuances are at the service of the narration."


La Revue du spectacle

Aedes et les Surprises... Passion Bach - 30/03/2016

"At the top of their games, choir and soloists take care of technique and expressivity."


La lettre du musicien

Aedes fête ses dix ans avec Bach - 29/03/2016

"Never ignoring preciseness of the polyphony and sharpness of the beginnings, the choir sings the ’turbae’ - the crowd scenes - as if we were in a musical drama."


Musicologie.org

Une Passion selon Saint Jean de haute spiritualité musicale - 23/03/2016

"The choir owns all the required qualities : beauty of the voices, perfect homogeneity, breath unity, and above all it breathes together with its conductor."


Le Télégramme du Morbihan

Léon et Léonie - Une prestation émouvante - 18/03/2016

"The 17 performers of the Ensemble Aedes thrilled to some songs by Jacques Brel and Barbara - more or less well-known - for a new journey in memories."


La Terrasse

L’Ensemble Aedes célèbre ses dix ans - 23/02/2016

"The Ensemble Aedes was born of the envy to build a musical and human group, a team sharing the same vision of the ensemble music and the vocal music."


Classique mais pas has been

L’Ensemble Aedes chante Brel et Barbara - 21/01/2016

"Even if we regularly perform music of the 20th and 21st centuries, it is a first adventure with French variety ! Our envoy was to reach other scenes and other audiences, to open up beyond the classical music."


La Revue du spectacle

Aedes… dix ans d’une riche aventure humaine et musicale - 12/01/2016

"We are looking for coherence and thus for human and musical cohesion. Then for me Aedes is above all a human adventure which requires for the singers to want to melt away into an ensemble and to listen to others."


La Croix

Vézelay, la conquête de l’espace - 24/08/2015

"Those generous voices seem able to climb to the firmament and even beyond."


La Lettre du Musicien

Rendez-vous polyphoniques à Vézelay - 22/08/2015

"All along this piece full of contrasts, both choirs answer to each other with homogeneity, in the baroque tradition of polychorality."


Concertclassic

16ème Rencontres musicales de Vézelay - Nouveau départ - Compte-rendu - 22/08/2015

"What a marvellous result of homogeneity and balance, but it is above all the understanding of the text and the poetic thrill of the music which makes this a wonderful performance, deeply moving in its humanity."


Diapason

Ludus Verbalis - 21/08/2015

"This musical meal is as tempting as generous and crossed without heaviness."


ResMusica

Ludus Verbalis Volumes III et IV - 16/06/2015

"The Ensemble Aedes demonstrates a great technical mastery and a striking sens of colours."


L’Yonne républicaine

West Side Music enchante la scène - 22/05/2015

"From Samuel Barber to Billy Joel, including an energetic and choreographed Superfragilisticexpialodicious, the vocal ensemble thrilled the large audience."


Forum Opera

Nous irons tous au Paradis - 12/05/2015

"Brightness of the voices, perfect articulation, spotless ensembles... to sum up: performance at the highest level."


ResMusica

Denis Podalydès emmène Titus à la Comédie Française - 30/12/2014

"The choir Aedes - very involved - is really impressive in the jewels the composer gave it."


Le Figaro

"Les 10 choeurs qui donnent le LA" - 14/04/2014

"In less than a decade, the ensemble became one of the most asked ensembles, for concerts or for operas."


Diapason

Diapason d’Or pour le CD "Instants limites" - Diapason magazine - 01/11/2013

"Those two programmes are offered by two vocal ensembles (Aedes and Sequenza 9.3) which both already proved their excellence."


Diapason

"Diapason d’or pour le CD Ludus Verbalis, vol.II" - Diapason magazine - 01/01/2013

"The journey is thrilling, thanks to the perfectionism of the young ensemble."




Le Monde

Le Monde - 01/11/2011

"The sound of this ensemble is beautiful and accurate and this eccentric is superb."


L’Obs

Les choix de l’Obs - 14/09/2011

"Aedes is a fantastic ensemble whose technicality is outstanding. It gives the rare and delightful impression to be composed by equally smart, responsible and talented artists."