Music

Exposing Edith

18 April 2019 | The Spiegeltent Canberra

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Nominated for a Helpmann Award, this critically acclaimed show charts the life of French icon, Edith Piaf
★★★★★ Southside Advertiser, UK 

From critically acclaimed seasons at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Leicester Square Theatre, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Festival of Voices, 10 Days On The Island and Auckland International Cabaret Festival, winner Best Cabaret Adelaide Fringe 2016 and nominated for a Helpmann AwardExposing Edith charts the tragic life of French icon, Edith Piaf. Experience her life, loves and losses through the songs that shot her to stardom including La Vie en Rose 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 Piafs 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 Piafs life which are recounted by Burger, who also takes on a multitude of key characters, from Ediths half-sister to Edith Piaf herself. 

 

"The closest youll get to Piaf in this day and age - Rip it up 

 

One word - sensational. Fully deserved the standing ovation!” - ★★★★★ Lisa Sibbald for Southside Advertiser, Edinburgh

 

The audience could have been listening to the Little Sparrow’ herself! ★★★★★ Daily Business Group, UK

 

A blazing life force...Melbourne has hosted some outstanding portraits of great singers — Exposing Edith is there with the best. - The Age 

 

The interpretation is so near to perfect and the resemblance to Piaf so uncanny, I felt tingles down my spine. - Planet Arts Melbourne  

 

One of the best cabaret performers Adelaide has to offer ★★★★1/2  Bobby Goudie for The Clothes Line

 

An astonishing voice, packed with knockout power and an ability to wrench emotion out of lyrics Libel Music, NZ  

 

This audience was captivated InDaily



Suitability Rated: G

Presented by: Strut & Fret in association with Michaela Burger and Greg Wain

$36
DURATION: 70 MIN
April:
TIME: 6:30pm