"The Tragedy of Salome" as you've never seen it before

Hybrid performance at the Athenée


Discover a hybrid and innovative revisiting of the famous myth of Salome in the beautiful Italian room of the Athénée theater! An original choreography on a video projection background and accompanied by an orchestra plunges you into the history of this famous musical drama.

To know

The Tragedy of Salome, composed and written in 1907 by Florent Schmitt for Loïe Fuller, an artist-muse who revolutionized dance, is an iconic musical drama. It tells the story of the Jewish princess, a minor figure in the New Testament, who stirs up trouble in Herod's house by her denunciations and slander. It is now revisited in a hybrid and more than original representation! Performative video projections by Cyril Teste and Patrick Laffont-DeLojo accompany the singular choreography of Léonore Zurflüh and the Orchestra Les Apaches directed by Julien Masmondet. Together, they reinvent the classical concert and the inexhaustible source of musical inspiration that is the myth of Salome. 

The orchestra honors the fraternity of artists of the Belle Époque, the Apaches, who met around Maurice Ravel on the model of the Schubertiades or the salons, and presented their works to each other. A century later, new composers and artists pay tribute to them through this innovative production at the historic Athénée Theater. 

Our secret

In 1910, Schmitt produced a symphonic suite of the drama, a concert version for large orchestra,

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Practice info:

Friday December 10th at 8 pm
Duration 1h10

Your name will be on a list at the entrance.

Grande Salle de l'Athénée Théâtre Louis-Jouvet
7 Rue Boudreau, 75009 Paris

Don't forget your mask and your health pass!

© Patrick Laffont

7 Rue Boudreau, 75009 Paris