Mondriaanmode door Yves St Laurent 1966

A couturier at the ballet

14 October 2023, 11:00am - 12:15pm

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‘If I wasn't a couturier, I would probably have devoted myself to the theatre.’ Yves Saint Laurent, or YSL, is one of the most celebrated designers of the last century, and this recital brings to life his love of theatre and his glittering influence on the Parisian stage. We welcome back James Way (‘a consistent scene stealer’ The New York Times) and Natalie Burch, with dancer Samantha Rodulfo, for a homage that includes ballet-inspired songs from Offenbach to Mahler, via new arrangements of the cult singer-songwriter Serge Gainsbourg.

Photo: Mondriaanmode uit Parijs, japonnen gemaakt door Yves St. Laurent , de modellen in Haagse Gemeente Museum 12 januari (1966)
  • Hector Berlioz (1803 - 1869)
  • Villanelle (1841) Op. 7 no.1 from Les nuits d'été
  • Au cimetière (1841) Op. 7 no.5 from Les nuits d'été
  • Francis Poulenc (1899 - 1963)
  • C (1943) FP 122 no.1 from Deux Poemes de Louis Aragon
  • Fêtes galantes (1943) FP 122 no.2 from Deux Poemes de Louis Aragon
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