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Fri, 12 Jun 2020, 7:00PM

Sat, 13 Jun 2020, 9:00PM

Dates

12 – 13 Jun 2020

Duration 1hr 10mins

Times

Fri, 12 Jun 2020, 7:00PM

Sat, 13 Jun 2020, 9:00PM

Venue

Space Theatre

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Ages 16 and up

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Adult $59.00

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Adult $49.00

Concession $44.00

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France

Following her internationally acclaimed Piaf and Dietrich tribute shows, Helpmann Award nominee Caroline Nin returns to Adelaide with Barbara: La Dame en Noir, a mesmerising bilingual tribute to the life and music of the French icon, chanteuse and songwriter.

Born in Paris in 1930 and forced into hiding with her Jewish family at the age of 10 during Germany’s occupation of France, Barbara used music as a form of self-healing. A life-long friend of Jacques Brel, she wrote and performed melancholy songs of lost love, solitude and death but also of hope and humour first in the small cabarets of Paris and eventually the Paris Olympia Concert Hall. Always dressed in black, with her heavily made up eyes and porcelain face, she became known as La Dame en Noir.

The first female performer to sing her own material, Barbara’s music became the voice of France and her death brought hundreds of thousands of Parisians onto the streets singing: “Dis, quand reviendras-tu,?” (When will you return?).

Now Nin finally answers their call. 

Nin is a classic femme fatale… a taste of intimacy with one of music’s true angels. The Guardian
Nin…a spine tingling, tear-jerking revelation. TimeOut, London
Caroline Nin supplies a shot of pure cabaret directly to your bloodstream. The Age


Image: Mersy Tzimopoulou

 

This event is part of Adelaide Cabaret Festival's A French Soiree; a four-day French spectacular 11 - 14 June.

Presented by Adelaide Cabaret Festival