Love Piaf? In Paris?

October 14th, 2013

What better place than Paris to appreciate the songs of Edith Piaf?  And Caroline Nin’s show, Hymne à Piaf, is perfect for anglophones and francophones alike.  Weaving Piaf’s songs together in a loose biographical fashion, she recounts the songs in English as the story of her life, then sings them in French.  Having made a name for herself as a jazz singer in the UK and Australia, until now Caroline’s following has primarily been anglophones.  But especially after a very positive review in Figaro in early September, francophones are finding their way too!

When?  Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday between now and November 9 and again between December 26 and January 4 at the Essaïon Theatre (6 rue Pierre au Lard, 4th, steps from the Centre Pompidou).  The small, atmospheric room with stone walls on the lower level of this tiny theatre makes this an intimate, club-like experience.

Reservations can be made by e-mail from the theatre’s site (click here for the simple e-mail form, then on the pink ticket with the link ‘réserver vos places en ligne’; you’ll receive an e-mail confirmation, then you pick your tickets up and pay at the theatre just before the performance) or via their English reservations line at 06 16 27 90 58 (if calling from outside of France add your country’s international access code, then 33 and drop the leading zero).  Tickets are $25, $20 for those under 26 or 65 or older.

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