Seduction, Smoke and Music: The Love Story of Chopin and George Sand

Seduction, Smoke and Music tells the love story of Frédéric Chopin, the renowned composer, and George Sand, the infamous cigar-smoking French novelist and feminist. The performance explores the unfolding of their passionate relationship over a decade. Seduction, In the summer of 2011, Smoke and Music: The Love Story of Chopin and George Sand received international acclaim at The Tuscan Sun Festival in Cortona, Italy. Starring superstars Jeremy Irons as Chopin and Sinéad Cusack as George Sand, and featuring ballet greats Irina Dvorovenko and Maxim Beloserkovsky of American Ballet Theater, and the internationally renowned cellist Nina Kotova and pianist Simon Trpčeski, the sold-out show was a glamorous event in the magnificent setting of the nineteenth-century Teatro Signorelli. The show was performed again in July 2012 at the Festival del Sole in Napa, California, in the magnificent Castello di Amorosa.

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Written by James Melo
Directed by Donald T. Sanders
Produced by IMG Artists


July 19, 2012

Festival del Sol, Napa Valley, CA


With dancers Irina Dvorovenko and Maxim Beloserkovsky (2012)


Starring Jeremy Irons as Chopin and Sinéad Cusack as George Sand (2011)