Marianne Faithfull leads Paris homage to Patrice Chéreau

A friend queued yesterday for hours to gain admission to a remembrance at the Théatre de l’Odéon of the great director, who died a month ago.

Marianne Faithfull read the text of her song, Sleep. Jane Birkin sang a capella L’amour de moi. Carla Bruni’s sister, Valeria, read from Patrice’s instructions for the Ring cycle he directed at Bayreuth. Isabelle Huppert and Peter Stein shared their memories. Pierre Boulez’s ensemble played.

It was a moving, pathos-free occasion. Here’s a full account (en francais)

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photo (c) Lebrecht Music&Arts

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