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Piaf and Brel: The Impossible Concert

From 18 member  reviews
Members say: Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Enchanting, Refreshing

About the show

A Fringe Encore: Internationally acclaimed vocalist Melanie Gall croons the iconic hits of Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel, two of France's most legendary singers. A hit at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. More…

Two French musical icons. They performed songs of romance, heartbreak, hope, and love. They enjoyed lives of drama and passion. Gall's concert captures the adventure and inspiration of their lives and music, including hits such as "Amsterdam," "Milord," "La Vie en Rose," and other classics. Sung almost entirely in French.

October 6th, 2016
"Despite the bittersweet quality of most of the songs, Gall employs a Panglossian perspective and persists with bright and cheerful enthusiasm. Her vocal tone matches her mood with bright colors and a broad range...It would be even more compelling, then, if the show also included live accompanime...
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October 12th, 2016
"Gall’s enthusiasm for 'keeping the old music alive' is infectious as she contextualizes each number with relevant background information. Her descriptions are exceedingly visual, evoking the historic situations in our mind’s eye...Trained in opera, Gall’s vocal range, power, and control are asto...
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August 31st, 2016
for a previous production "In 'Piaf and Brel: The Impossible Concert,' Gall does a fantastic job of capturing the live raw passion of these two legendary singers, showing her own huge personality and flair in the process. She engages her audience well, getting them to sing along to 'Je Ne Regrette Rien' at the end, and cr...
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August 17th, 2016
for a previous production "Gall does a great job in giving us a very abbreviated history of their lives and of course singing in style some of their classic songs…Melanie Gall in the short time available to her has a great show…Both Piaf and Brel are singers whom many people may think they know only a few songs from (if a...
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