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"I fall asleep soprano, I wake up speechless": Adeline Toniutti recounts her terrible accident in "Seven to eight"


VIDEO – The singing teacher of "Star Academy" testifies in the TF1 program to her rage for life despite the loss of her vocal cords and the domestic violence she suffered.

Adeline Toniutti

was the singing teacher for the class of 2022 of "Star Academy".

But before getting there, the singer had a difficult life course.

She confides in Audrey Crespo-Mara this Sunday, January 15 in “

Seven to eight

” on TF1.

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Adeline Toniutti spends her childhood in what she remembers being a

"house turned inward"

due in particular to Charcot's disease, which her grandmother suffered from.

The music turns out to be

"a bubble of oxygen"

for the little girl who is a rock fan.

The revelation for opera singing came when she was 15, when she joined a choir at the conservatory.

During a concert, she remembers having

"the impression that the angels passed over her head"


At 25, she was nicknamed "The rock'n'roll soprano", but in 2004 everything collapsed.

Irreversible consequences

Victim of a domestic accident, her vocal cords are burned by toxic gases during the night.

"I fall asleep soprano, I wake up speechless"

she remembers very moved to the point of crying during the interview.

“I spit blood, I spit my vocal cords”

continues to tell Adeline Toniutti who specifies having undergone three heavy operations which will unfortunately not be able to allow her to sing opera again one day.

The consequences are too serious, just talking is painful for the young woman.

“I'm ashamed to say it, I had anorexia, I wanted to die.

I lose the direction of my life, I am handicapped.

My voice no longer represents who I am.

I have no more work, no more income, I am sinking,”

she continues.

Already in immense distress, her companion at the time began to be violent with her.

"He belittles me, tells me that I'm 'useless' that when I go out I 'play the whore'"

describes the singer before recounting the first blows until the evening when he threatens her with death:

"He comes home, he turns the lock, he was angry, I had put the cutlery on the table wrong and I took a pie in the face.

I knew it was wrong, but I was so weak


She threatens to leave him, to which he responds,

"If you leave, I'll cut you into pieces and bury you where no one will find you, not even your parents

. "

Adeline Toniutti is terrified.

“I no longer have a voice, nor a way”

are the words she uses this evening on TF1 to testify to her distress at the time.

She is a friend who realizes the ordeal she is going through.

"Adeline, do you want to end up on an armchair like your grandmother?"

she would have asked him.

These words have the effect of an electric shock for the singer:

“At this moment I feel my spine bristling like a cat.

I no longer have a voice, but still two legs to leave»


She calls SOS Femmes Battues and lodges a complaint against her companion.

“By helping others, I gave meaning to my life”

Adeline Toniutti rebuilds herself and, failing to be able to sing, she opens a singing school and becomes a vocal coach:

“By helping others, I have given meaning to my life”


A few years later, she performed on stage, and miraculously certain notes that she no longer hoped to reach appear on her score.

It is no longer the voice of the soprano singer, but a hoarser, more rock voice that is produced by her vocal cords.

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Source: lefigaro

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