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Patricia Petibon & Susan Manoff

Songs of Belle Époque Paris

Songs, chansons and piano music by Satie, Poulenc, Fauré, Hahn, Bernstein, Gershwin and others

Charismatic French coloratura soprano Patricia Petibon is world-renowned for her distinctive, beguiling voice, particularly in sparkling performances of Baroque music with conductors including William Christie, John Eliot Gardiner and Nikolaus Harnoncourt, as well as for her unapologetic mixing of musical styles, old and modern, high and low.

For ‘La Belle Excentrique,’ her debut International Festival recital, Petibon brings a glorious cabaret-style programme of salon mélodies and cabaret chansons from Belle Époque Paris, from the exquisitely eccentric musical inventions of Erik Satie to evocative songs by Poulenc and Fauré, sometimes humorous, sometimes poignant. She branches out into sensual Spanish songs by Turina and Falla, as well as Bernstein’s witty recipe settings La bonne cuisine.

She is joined by her regular recital partner, renowned US pianist Susan Manoff, who intersperses piano music including Gershwin’s sultry Second Prelude and selections from Satie’s amusing Sports et divertissements.

Patricia Petibon Soprano
Susan Manoff Piano

Songs, chansons and piano music by Satie, Poulenc, Fauré, Hahn, Bernstein, Gershwin and others

More information about some of the artists

Patricia Petibon

Susan Manoff

20 August 2016

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book. The 2020 programme will be announced in the spring.