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Monday, May 9, 2011

Piaf: The Songs Brings a Legend Back to Life

The Met welcomes Eve Loiseau to sing the songs of Edith Piaf on Friday 27 May at 8pm.

\’world-class … delivers Piaf\’s songs with authority\’ Gilbert Biberian, composer

Edith Piaf has become synonymous with French Cabaret of the 1940s & 50s and remains France\’s most popular singer. Piaf\’s life was the stuff of legend, from her dramatic rise from Paris street urchin to star of international renown. Her life, however, was anything but \’La vie en rose\’. Towards the end of her life, ravaged by pain and injury, Piaf turned to drugs to find comfort and solace, never able to believe that she was indeed loved by countless thousands of fans the world over.

The show also features with Fiona Barrow on violin and Edward Jay on accordion playing classics including La vie en rose, Sous le ciel de Paris, Bal dans ma rue, Autumn Leaves, Padam Padam, C\’est merveilleux, L\’accordeoniste, Non je ne regrette rien… as well as a narrative thread.

As the 50th anniversary of Piaf\’s death approaches, this powerful celebration comes from a company whose credentials include Kneehigh Theatre and Canteve Vocale. The singer has experienced resurgence in popularity over the past few years with the release of biographical film Le Vie En Rose and inspiring the entire soundtrack for the film Inception last year.

Since her debut at the Royal Festival Hall in Feb 2002, Eve Loiseau has given recitals in England, New York & France and has featured on BBC R3, WNYC Radio, PMW Music and the BBC production, The Roman Mysteries. Eve performs with Canteve Vocale and the baroque ensemble, Duo Dolcetini.

\’Her triumph was catching the huge spirit of The Little Sparrow … The songs tell atmospheric, sometimes risque, stories and Loiseau was totally fired by their passion, humour and irresistible choruses.\’ Citizen & Echo
Tickets are £15, £10 for under 21s. To book phone the ticket office on 0161 761 2216 or go online www.themet.biz