«Verlaine et
R mbaud»

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

What you'll hear and see

The artists

  • Jean-François Zygel conception, piano, improvisation

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.

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