Rotary Centre for the Arts - Mary Irwin Theatre
421 Cawston Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1
Award winning chanteuse Edie Daponte brings Edith Piaf to life for an unforgettable evening of music and entertainment inspired by Paris!
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. In homage, Edie Daponte channels Piaf with her rich timbre and captivating stage presence. Edie will perform many of Piaf’s soulful and emotional numbers and her experienced full live band help create the atmosphere of an intimate Parisian theatre. Non Je Ne Regrette Rien; La Vie En Rose; Sous Le Ciel de Paris; Milord and many more both French and English along with songs that fit alongside Piaf’s oeuvre. Joining Edie are long-time collaborator, Joey Smith on bass and Vancouver Island favourites, Karel Roessingh on piano, Aaron Watson on accordion and guitar and Jonathan Eng on percussion.
Expect surprise numbers and dramatic costume changes. Come along and feel yourself sink under the spell of the Parisian streets and the sounds they inspire.
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"...wonderfully playful...Daponte's Piaf is stunningly accurate, vibrato and all...backed by a veritable who's who of Victoria jazz musicians" - Don Descoteau, Monday Magazine
“A true Talent!” – Robyn Burns, CBC Radio
“Edie is a charismatic, engaging, incredibly talented vocalist. Her Piaf show is enthralling!” – Adrien and Marie Bachand, Beacon Ridge Productions
“Edie steals the show channeling Piaf in this intimate theatre experience” -Deborah Rogers, Seaside Magazine
“Edie’s voice is amazing…an original and fantastic singer!” Paulo Garrido CFUV RadioBC