Issued Friday, 1 June 2007
THE STUDIO AT SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE PRESENTS CAROLINE NIN - HYMNE À PIAF
26 June to 7 July
The supreme singer of contemporary Parisian cabaret
"Every word of every song was delivered with precision and clarity, and lingered like cigarette smoke… Nin created a celebration of a city and a people with Piaf’s legacy.”dB Magazine
For the first time in Sydney, acclaimed Parisian chanteuse, Caroline Nin, performs the classic songs of the ‘Little Sparrow’, Edith Piaf, in The Studio at Sydney Opera House from 26 – 30 June. Born in Paris, Nin performs a tender hymn to Piaf as she takes us on a journey though her musical life and times.
But this is no mere parody, Nin sings Piaf in her own terms, having being influenced by such diverse singers as Ella Fitzgerald, Maria Callas, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Juliette Greco and Grace Jones. As she says, “When I sing cabaret, I try to be as creative as possible with the arrangements, melodies and lyrics. I like to tease the audience both theatrically and musically. My vision of cabaret has always been modern.”
Caroline Nin’s tribute to Piaf is a spine-tingling, moving revelation as she uses her eloquent, chiselled features, attentive diction and spirited singing to breathe new life into familiar anthems.
“Caroline Nin supplies a shot of pure cabaret directly to your bloodstream.”
“Nin is utterly engaging, simmering and sultry.”The Advertiser