Concert avec images

La Muse et l'artiste

Paris Mozart Orchestra - Claire Gibault - Benda, Hersant, Schubert

PygmalionPygmalion © Sandrine Revel
PygmalionPygmalion © Sandrine Revel
PygmalionPygmalion © Sandrine Revel
Claire GibaultClaire Gibault © Elodie Grégoire
Natalie DessayNatalie Dessay © Simon Fowler/Sony Classical
Paris Mozart OrchestraParis Mozart Orchestra © Gilles Mermet
Sandrine RevelSandrine Revel © DR
Past event(s)
Friday, 15 June 2018 — 8:30pm
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique


  • Joseph Haydn
    L'anima del filosofo (ouverture)
  • Georg Benda
    Pygmalion - Mélologue sur un texte de Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Lo sposo deluso (ouverture)
  • Franz Schubert
    Lieder sur des poèmes de Goethe / - Suleika / Rastlose Liebe / Lied der mignon - Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt / Gretchen am spinnrade
  • Philippe Hersant
    Pygmalion - Mélologue sur une ballade de Goethe / - création


  • Paris Mozart Orchestra
  • Claire Gibault
  • Natalie Dessay
  • Eric Génovèse
  • Sandrine Revel
Ovid gave life to the Greek myth of the sculptor Pygmalion, who falls in love with his ivory statue. Taking inspiration from the theatrical stage from which Rousseau in 1770, after Rameau et Goethe, pulled this subject full of bright potential, German composer Georg Benda and librettist Friedrich Wilhelm Gotter composed a melodrama in 1779 (for spoken voice with musical accompaniment). Philippe Hersant and graphic designer Sandrine Revel (who draws right on the screen) revisit the myth, appropriating the idea of melologue, devised by Berlioz.