With over half a million tickets sold in more than 30 countries and acclaimed reviews worldwide PIAF! The Show narrates the rags-to-riches story of the life and music of the legendary French chanteuse Edith Piaf, as complemented by a visual tapestry of previously-unreleased photographs and images of famous locations of the Edith Piaf era.
Conceived and directed by the Nice-based theatrical maverick Gil Marsalla and starring internationally acclaimed Anne Carrere, a young French performer hailed as “Edith Piaf’s legitimate musical heiress,” PIAF!, The Show premiered in 2015 as a tribute to “The Swallow of Montmartre” on the centennial of her birthday and was inspired by the award-winning movie La Vie En Rose.
Anne Carrere made her debut in large-scale musical theatre as the star of PIAF!, The Show. A native of Puget Ville, a small town in the South of France, she began preparing for a stage career in her early teens, studying voice, acting, and a variety of vocal and dance styles at the renowned art school Salon-de-Provence. She later studied classical music, playing flute and piano. Before seriously pursuing her passion for the traditional French chanson, Anne participated in numerous French talent competitions and TV shows, showcasing her singing and dancing skills in diverse styles including classical, jazz and breakdance.
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