“Songs” at Bouffes du Nord: all for music – Les Échos

Sébastien Daucé, his orchestra of instruments and two virtuoso singers bear all the subtlety and melancholy of English songs of the seventeenth century.

A workshop-music salon out of time. The walls, the furniture, the shelves are covered with a white wax that looks like eternal snow. An orchestra plays tunes of love and melancholy on old instruments, viols, lute, theorbe, virginal. A woman with the divine voice sings. We are at Bouffes du Nord, immersed in “Songs”, the new show by Sébastien Daucé and Samuel Achache. The first directs these English songs of the seventeenth century – from John Cooper to Henry Purcell – performed by eight musicians (including himself), viola Lucile Richardot and baritone René Ramos-Premier. The second has conceived a funny theatrical journey in the heart and the head of a woman in need of love and suffused with melancholy …

Philippe Chevilley

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