Hymne à Piaf: A Not-To-Be-Missed Show in Paris

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Hymne à Piaf: A Not-To-Be-Missed Show in Paris

Legendary French songbird Edith Piaf was born a century ago this year, and this anniversary will be marked by a host of commemorative events, including a fantastic exhibition, simply entitled Piaf, at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.

Another is this not-to-be-missed soirée at the Essaïon Théâtre in Paris’s historic Marais district, French chanteuse Caroline Nin’s already internationally acclaimed show, Hymne à Piaf. This bilingual tribute to “la Môme” has completed a successful world tour, during which Nin took such prestigious venues as the Sydney Opera House and London’s Royal Festival Hall by storm.

During this intimate cabaret show, Nin performs some of Piaf’s most beloved tunes, including Hymne à l’Amour, Padam, La Vie en Rose and the anthemic Non, Je ne Regrette Rien. On stage, Nin is magnificent to watch and listen to – charismatic, captivating and blessed with a smooth yet slightly smoky jazz voice – and is the perfect choice to pay homage to one of France’s most beloved musical divas and her glorious, most beloved repertoire of chansons Françaises.

Théâtre Essaïon, Until August 1, Thursdays to Saturdays at 7.30pm (Thursdays in French and Fridays & Saturdays in English). Tickets €25 – €30. Tel: +33 1 42 78 46 42 / (special English language line) +33 9 50 13 61 00.

From France Today magazine

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The French-Australian journalist and chanteuse has lived in Paris since 2006. Her career spans print, web, television and radio, with her recent work appearing in Elle, The Guardian, BBC Travel and the Sydney Morning Herald. You can also catch her on France 24, presenting the news and the culture show "Encore."