Exposing Edith at The Music Lounge
Direct from a sell out season at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival and Auckland International Cabaret Festival 2015.
This acclaimed show charts the tragic life of arguably the greatest French singer of all time, Edith Piaf, 100 years since her birth.
Created and performed by Michaela Burger (vocals) and Greg Wain (guitar), Exposing Edith is a stunning mix of authentic, vintage French pop and contemporary sounds. Exploring the undertones of Piaf’s vocals and lyrics, Burger and Wain created their own unique interpretations of Piaf’s work, using voice, acoustic guitar and the subtle use of loop, delay and effect pedals.
The songs are punctuated with a collection of extraordinary stories of Piaf’s life which are recounted by Burger, who also takes on a multitude of key characters, from Edith’s half sister “Momone”, to several of her lovers and, of course, Edith Piaf herself.
Dubbed as Australia’s very own ‘little sparrow’, being only 2cm taller than Piaf and dressed in her trademark black, Burger bears an uncanny resemblance to the legendary French star.
Exposing Edith will remind audiences why Piaf and her music still have such a special place in people’s hearts today, leaving all truly touched and unashamedly astounded.
Libbi Gorr, ABC Melbourne, called it “Sublime”, GlamAdelaide said it was “more than worthy of the standing ovation” and The Age described Burger as “A blazing life force”.
Doors and Bar Open from 7pm
Support Act: 30 mins
Interval: 30 mins
Exposing Edith: 1 hour
Bar will stay open after the show
Standing room tickets will be available once seated tickets have sold out
(Tickets booked online or by phone incur a $6.80 fee per transaction.)
Sat 23 Apr, Doors and Bar open from 7pm
Approx. 2 hrs (incl interval)
Tickets On Sale