madame viardot’s salon
by salon musical & test of time entertainment
Songs, violin and piano music by Fauré, Chopin, Duparc, Elgar, poetry by Baudelaire
Salon musical is a unique show of theatre and music where audience members escape the every-day and venture into a world of beautiful music and poetry as well as flirtation, gossip and intrigue. A cast of five young professional performers – two singers, an actor, a violinist and a pianist – all graduates from the top London music and drama conservatoires, play historical characters and weave together music and scripted dialogue. The show’s creation has involved academic research as well as professional direction and costume design.
Experience has shown that the shows bring alive the past in an informative yet entertaining way. The performers engage with the audience throughout the evening to create a relaxed, immersive and intimate social gathering.
Picture yourself as a guest at the home of celebrated 19th century singer, composer and pianist Pauline Viardot, being introduced to emerging composer, Gabriel Fauré, eminent and provocative poet Stéphane Mallarmé and their protégés. They will be performing their latest music and poetry and you will witness their spontaneous music making.