Le Voile du Bonheur
Incidental Music to Le Voile du Bonheur is an unknown and unpublished work by Gabriel Fauré that is the basis of my research lecture given in 2016. A play by the statesman George Clemenceau, the piece was not always completely credited to Fauré. The research lecture includes 'scene changes' of film from the Universal Exhibition of 1901, and poetry by Baudelaire between each section of the lecture. The video below cycles through images of costume drawings from the first performance of the play in 1901 at the Renaissance Theatre in Paris. My essay and research lecture is the basis for a co-authored chapter in a forthcoming Cambridge Press publication entitled Fauré Studies with Dr Carlo Caballero.
This newly discovered work will also be the basis of The Green Room Artists first concert at eTown Hall on March 23, 2018.