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Under Paris Skies: Music & Story of Edith Piaf in Mission

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Clarke Foundation Theatre

33700 Prentis Avenue

Mission, BC V2V 7B1

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Edith Piaf, beloved by millions, gave her last performance at the Paris Olympia in 1963. Her unique voice and passion evoke a time and place for listeners of Europe before and after the war, and of a life filled with tragedy and endurance.

Music lovers will have the chance to see the incomparable Edie Daponte as she performs her show Under Paris Skies: The Music of Edith Piaf!

Under Paris Skies is a unique show combining music and entertainment inspired by Paris. With a live four-piece band Edie will perform many of the French cabaret singer’s soulful and emotional numbers. Non Je Ne Regrette Rien; La Vie en Rose; Hymne a L’Amour; songs of enduring popularity, interwoven with Edie’s engaging style of audience-interaction, and interpretation of the French lyrics. She’ll also be mixing in some English songs and stories that fit alongside Piaf’s oeuvre – inspired by a recent trip to Paris and meandering the city’s streets.

Channelling Piaf, with her rich timbre and captivating stage presence, Edie aims for a completely authentic experience and her experienced band will help create the atmosphere of an intimate Parisian theatre. Joining Edie are long-time collaborator Joey Smith on bass, and local favourites Karel Roessingh on piano, Jonathan Eng on drums and filling the important role of accordionist, Aaron Watson. All these talented musicians have long careers in the Vancouver Island jazz scene. You might not see Edie wearing the characteristic ‘little black dress’ that Piaf was known for – she prefers a little more flare - but she promises to deliver Piaf’s music as it was originally intended, with emotion and love.

Growing up in Quebec in a Portuguese family, Edie (named Edith at birth) feels Piaf has always had a role in her life, listening to scratchy vinyl recordings through her early years, despite not understanding the words in their French originals. As an adult singer Edie has witnessed again and again the strong emotional pull Piaf’s songs have on an audience. After a recent show, a fan left the comment: “My French is rather limited but that did not stop me from being fully transported, getting completely lost in your sweet and powerful Edith Piaf renditions.

”Come along and feel yourself sink into the Parisian streets and the sounds they inspire!"

www.edie.ca

"Edie Daponte... a True Talent" - Robyn Burns, CBC Radio

"Edie is a charismatic, engaging, incredibly talented vocalist. Her Piaf show is enthralling!"-Marie and Adrien Bachand, Beacon Ridge Productions

"Edie steals the show channeling Piaf in this intimate theatre experience" -Deborah Rogers, Seaside Magazine

"The performance is magificent! Bravo!"-Dominique Wozniack, La Societe francophone de Victoria

Showtime 7:30PM (doors 6:45PM)

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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No children under 5 years

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

ediedaponte@gmail.com

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes


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