FIAF Virtual CinéSalon & Events On Demand

Concert | Desire — Melissa Errico & Adam Gopnik (Love, Desire & Mystery)

Unlock to stream instantly
Already unlocked? for access

Give as a gift

$15After unlocking, you'll have 7 days to start watching. Once you begin, you'll have 7 days to finish watching. Need help?

Free for FIAF Members

$15 for Non-Members

Melissa Errico & Adam Gopnik

Love, Desire & Mystery — Il Parle, Elle Chante

With Tedd Firth on piano

World Premiere


Thursday, January 28, 2021

Acclaimed Broadway actress and chanteuse Melissa Errico, working in collaboration with New Yorker essayist and lyricist Adam Gopnik, presents a series of three concerts weaving together music and conversation.

The trio of concerts delves into every aspect of the great French obsession: l’amour fou, or crazy, overpowering, all-consuming love. Through these evenings Errico and Gopnik investigate and illuminate the cycle that France first offered the world—of how love becomes desire, how desire is cloaked in mystery, and how then the mystery of desire reveals the madness of love again.

This second evening in the series focuses on desire and considers the French art of seduction and its American responses. In particular, it dives into the ways sex has become entangled in other matters of pleasure and life. Appetites for love and food, a classic French pairing, take up much of the evening, with songs from Adam Gopnik’s musical Our Table and the Broadway adaptation of The Baker’s Wife. The second half of the evening focuses on the equally potent French duo of seduction and fashion. Selections include Funny FaceCoco, French art songs, and the best of Broadway.

Love was presented on October 14, 2020 — watch on demand

Mystery will be presented LIVE from FIAF on May 6, 2021.

Learn more at

  • Year
  • Runtime
    85 minutes
  • Language
    English, French
  • Country
    United States
  • Cast
    Melissa Errico, Adam Gopnik, Tedd Firth