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Parlez-moi d'Amour Gala Recital with Felicity Lott at the French Institute

06/12/2012 from 20:00 to 22:00

With Dame Felicity Lott

and Jason Carr (piano)

on Thursday 6 December 2012, 8.00pm, at the Institut français

to celebrate the restoration of the Institut français' Steinway piano
and the forthcoming festival “It's All About Piano” in March 2013

Felicity Lott and stage director Laurent Pelly joyously subvert the codes of the classical concert, by proposing a very original performance, midway between cabaret review and one-woman show, under the title “Let's Talk About Love!” (“Parlez-moi d'amour”).

With her inimitable chic, Dame Felicity Lott, accompanied by pianist Jason Carr, will enchant with a wide musical array: timeless classics by Offenbach and Poulenc, Broadway dazzle courtesy of Americans Stephen Sondheim and Richard Rodgers, and a hint of French charm with Benabar, Mireille, and more.

Airs from operas, musical comedies, Lieder, songs, anything goes. From young waif led astray to  bitter old spinster, this most Francophile of British singers speaks to us of love in all its forms, in a big acting number that mixes refined elegance with unhinged fantasy.

The concert will be followed by a champagne reception in the presence of the artists.

This concert is a fundraiser for the forthcoming “It's All About Piano” festival in March. The festival programme will be announced exclusively on this very special occasion.

Featuring some of the most proeminent international concert pianists, “Its All About Piano” will take place from 22-24 March 2013 at the Institut français and provide a special exploration of the king of the music instruments. Including classical recitals, late night jazz concerts, free tuition, kids workshops, and social events, this will be a very exciting new way to use our beautifully restored piano in partnership with Steinway Pianos and Piano Magazine.

Booking & Info: 020 7871 3515 -

Event's details

  • Where: Institut français, 17 Queensberry Place
  • Age group: Everyone
  • Price: Concert: £40 / Concert and champagne reception: £80 / early reservation recommended


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