You’ll see life through rose coloured glasses in 2020 at Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) with Exposing Edith in the Cremorne Theatre on Saturday 21 March.
Exposing Edith is a multi-award-winning cabaret tale of the legendary French singer Edith Piaf, created and performed by Michaela Burger (vocals) and Greg Wain (guitar).
Winner of Best Cabaret at the 2016 Adelaide Fringe Festival, this breathtaking show features classics such as La Vie en Rose, Padam and Non, Je ne regrette rien alongside lesser-known gems, all uniquely reworked using acoustic guitar with loop, delay and effect pedals to create an exquisite mix of authentic French chanson and contemporary sounds.
Burger has been dubbed Australia’s very own ‘little sparrow’! With a voice of ‘uncanny beauty’, she sings many of the songs in French and, being only 2cm taller than Piaf and dressed in her trademark black, she bears a remarkable resemblance to the legendary French star.
The songs are punctuated with a collection of extraordinary stories of Piaf’s life. Burger tells them as a raconteur whilst also embodying a multitude of the key characters too – Louis Leplee, the owner of Cabaret Gurney, several of Edith’s lovers, her half-sister “Momone” and of course Piaf herself.
An unforgettable show, Exposing Edith will play in Brisbane for the first time in QPAC’s Cremorne Theatre on 21 March 2020, following critically acclaimed seasons at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Leicester Square Theatre, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Festival of Voices, 10 Days On The Island, Fringe World and Auckland International Cabaret Festival, since its debut in 2013.
Budding singers will be excited to know that in addition to her performances, Michaela Burger is offering a Free Your Natural Voice workshop, focused on helping people, through awareness, find the full potential of their natural voice.
From students, teachers, lecturers, celebrants, auctioneers, parents, public speakers, singers, and actors through to those who generally want to improve their confidence and communication skills, this workshop has proven to be of benefit to anyone who simply wants to reconnect and discover the power of their natural voice.
The workshop is offered free of charge; however, applicants must have purchased a ticket to a performance of Exposing Edith on 21 March to be eligible.
Ne regrette rien! Book your tickets to see Exposing Edith now and to apply for the Free Your Voice workshop with acclaimed performer and vocal coach, Michaela Burger, go to qpac.com.au or phone 136-246.
Burger is as close as you will ever get to seeing the real Piaf perform. The music is spectacular, and she sings it with all the passion of the great lady herself
Michaela Burger is a blazing life force in her evocation of Edith Piaf, whose art and inspiration she has absorbed to the extent that she inhabits the great French chanteuse for an hour of witty narrative and extraordinary song.
Sydney Morning Herald
Exposing Edith – Awards:
Winner Best Cabaret 2016 Adelaide Fringe Awards
Nomination Best Cabaret Performer 2016 Helpmann Awards
WHEN: Saturday 21 March 1.00pm and 7.30pm
WHERE: Cremorne Theatre, QPAC, Queensland Cultural
Centre, South Bank, Brisbane
TICKETS: qpac.com.au for current pricing
BOOKINGS: qpac.com.au or 136 246
Free Your Natural Voice Workshop
Date: Friday 20 March 2020
Venue: Lyric Theatre Lounge, QPAC