Ted Black, tenor · Dylan Perez, piano

The Triumph of Melody and Lied

October 10th, 2023
Dylan Perez, Ted Black
© Musée d'Orsay / Sophie Crépy

The duo composed of tenor Ted Black and pianist Dylan Perez opens the Triumph of Melody and Lied cycle. New this season, the Concerts at 12:30 programs included in the cycle are inspired by works in the Museum: for this first concert, a highly literary program with Dante and Virgil.

Inspired by William Bouguereau’s painting, Dante and Virgil, the two artists, both Orsay-Royaumont Academy laureates, present a poetic program including Baudelaire, Verlaine, Rimbaud and Éluard set to music by Britten, Poulenc, Debussy and Déodat de Séverac.

tableau, William Bouguereau, Dante et Virgile, en 1850
William Bouguereau
Dante and Virgil, in 1850
Musée d'Orsay
Donation, 2010
© Musée d’Orsay, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Patrice Schmidt
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Concert followed by a presentation of the painting in the Museum’s galleries by an art history student.


  • Ted Black, tenor;
  • Dylan Perez, piano.


  • Déodat de Séverac, Paysages tristes;
  • Louis Bessières, Le dormeur du val [Arthur Rimbaud];
  • Benjamin Britten, Villes, op.18 no.2 [Arthur Rimbaud] extract from Illuminations;
  • André Caplet, Green [Paul Verlaine];
  • Benjamin Britten, Phrase, op.18 no.3a [Arthur Rimbaud] extract from Illuminations;
  • Benjamin Britten, Antique, op.18 no.3b [Arthur Rimbaud] extract from Illuminations;
  • Claude Debussy, Le Jet d'Eau, FL 70, no.3 [Charles Baudelaire] extract from Five Poems by Charles Baudelaire;
  • Józef Zygmunt Szulc, Claire de lune [Paul Verlaine];
  • Benjamin Britten, Being Beauteous, op.18 no.7 [Arthur Rimbaud] extract from Illuminations;
  • Francis Poulenc, Je Nommerai ton Front, FP 98, no.2 [Paul Eluard] extract from Miroirs Brûlants;
  • Charles Bordes, Chanson d'automne [Paul Verlaine];
  • Charles Koechlin, Mon rêve familier, op. 22, no. 3;
  • Poldowski, Spleen [Paul Verlaine];
  • Jean Cras, Sagesse, no.4 [Paul Verlaine] extract from 7 Melodies;
  • Benjamin Britten, Parade, op.18 no.1 [Arthur Rimbaud] extract from Illuminations;
  • Francis Poulenc, Voyage, FP 140, no.7 extract from Calligrammes;
  • Déodat de Séverac, Le ciel est par-dessus le toit;
  • Claude Debussy, La Mort des Amants, FL 70 no.5 [Charles Baudelaire] extract from Five Poems by Charles Baudelaire; 
  • Benjamin Britten, Départ, op.18 no.9 [Arthur Rimbaud] extract from Illuminations.

The event is now over.

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