Tribute to Edith Piaf
Chanson Musical recalls an iconic French cabaret singer’s legendary life
Conceived and directed by the Nice-based theatrical maverick Gil Marsalla and starring Anne Carrere, a young French performer hailed as “Edith Piaf’s legitimate musical heiress”, Piaf! The Show, is a tribute to “The Swallow of Montmartre” and was inspired by the award-winning movie La Vie En Rose. In two 45-minute acts, the show narrates the rags-to-riches story of the Parisian singer’s career through her unforgettable songs, complemented by a visual tapestry of previously unreleased photographs and images of famous Parisian locations of the Edith Piaf era.
La Vie en Rose (Official show name: Piaf! The Show) was performed at Carnegie Hall on January 6, 2017 on the 60th anniversary of Edith Piaf’s last performance at the famous venue.
Anne Carrere a native of South of France, famous by her artistic skills and natural charisma, began her stage career in her early teens, after studying voice, acting, and a variety of dance styles at the renowned art school Salon-de-Provence. She also followed classical musical training, playing flute and piano. She very soon specialised her art in traditional French chanson.