Sheffield City of Makers

SongMakers – La Belle Époque: Debussy and his Muse


Time: 9pm When an 18 year old Debussy worked in the studio of fading diva Madame Moreau-Sainti, he fell in love with one of her most talented pupils, Marie-Blanche Vasnier. A captivating society lady with the voice of an angel, this green-eyed muse sang her way into his heart, inspiring a period of happiness, creativity, and self discovery. Award-winning duo Gillian Keith and Simon Lepper perform Debussy’s most ravishing songs, illuminated by extracts from diaries, letters and essays, interwoven seamlessly into this most touching of programmes. Part of La Belle Époque – A French Weekend Chamber Music and song from France’s golden age

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