«Verlaine et
R mbaud»

Salle de Musique de Chambre
Jean-François Zygel playing the piano
©: Alfonso Salgueiro

A stormy, two-year romance that made history.

A life fuelled by absinth and opium, where creative frenzy was matched only by violence and erotic tension. A «bad dream» that left neither of the protagonists unscarred. The shocking passion between Belle Époque poets Paul Verlaine et Arthur Rimbaud forms the backdrop of this gripping concert by Jean-François Zygel. Witness words interact with the wordless artform that is music, as the cursed genius of the two literati encounters that of a masterful pianist and improviser.