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Exposing Edith

When:

Wed 18 May 2016, 7:00pm
Thu 19 May 2016, 7:00pm
Fri 20 May 2016, 7:00pm
Sat 21 May 2016, 7:00pm

Where: The Melba Spiegeltent, 35 Johnston Street, Collingwood, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $35.00
  • Concession: $30.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Website:

Listed by: ellicesretenovich

Returning to the Melba Spiegeltent direct from sell out seasons at the 2015 Adelaide Cabaret Festival and Auckland International Cabaret Festival and winner Best Cabaret Adelaide Fringe 2016, this critically acclaimed show charts the tragic life of arguably the greatest French singer of all time, Edith Piaf, 100 years since her birth. Experience her life, loves and losses through the songs that shot her to stardom including La Vie en Rose, Milord and Non, je ne regrette rien.

Created and performed by Michaela Burger [vocals] and Greg Wain [guitar], Exposing Edith is a stunning mix of authentic French chanson and contemporary sounds. Having explored the undertones of Piaf's vocals and lyrics, Burger and Wain have created their own unique interpretations of Piaf’s work, using voice and acoustic guitar and the subtle use of loop, delay and effect pedals.

The songs are punctuated with a collection of extraordinary stories of Piaf’s life which are recounted by Burger, who also takes on a multitude of key characters, from Edith’s half-sister Momone, to several of her lovers and, of course, Edith Piaf herself.

Dubbed as Australia’s very own ‘little sparrow’,ÂÂ being only 2cm taller than Piaf and dressed in her trademark black, Burger bears an uncanny resemblance toÂÂ the legendary French star.

Libbi Gorr, ABC Melbourne called it ‘Sublime’, Glam Adelaide said it was ‘more than worthy of the standing ovation’ and The Age described Burger as ‘A blazing life force in her evocation of Edith Piaf’.