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“Chabrier and Friends: Art and Music of the Parisian Golden Age”

Venue: Caversham Room at Cadogan Hall


Dr Charlotte de Mille
Rosie Clifford
Natalie Burch

Join us for an introduction to the explosion of Parisian artistic innovation that was the Belle Époque: a morning’s journey linking art history and opera!

Dr Demille will open this lecture examining the work of under-performed composer Emmanuel Chabrier, a quiet revolutionary who changed the face of French music forever. A keen patron of artists and the first owner of Manet’s A Bar at the Folie Bergère (1882), Chabrier was a regular at Manet’s Thursday soirées where he met artists Degas and Cézanne.

Rosie Clifford will then consider how his friendship with these Impressionist artists affected his renegade harmonic language and compositional style, elements which in turn influenced many of the 20th century’s most recognised and acclaimed composers.

Part of Opera Prelude’s new Opera and the Other Arts series – each season we will be working with experts and academics to explore cultural links across the arts.

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Concert Duration:
2 hours incl. break

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