The silver screen voice of Edith Piaf

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March 18th, 2011

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Omaha, NE – She captured the voice of Edith Piaf on the silver screen, and now she’s coming to Omaha to perform at the Holland.

French singer Edith Piaf was famous in the 1940s and 1950s for songs like La Vie en Rose and Non, je ne Regrette Rien. She died in 1963 from liver failure.

Edith Piaf was a French singer and cultural icon, whose life was shrouded in a certain amount of mystery. She was well-known her popular recordings from the 1940s and 50s, like La Vie En Rose and La Foulle. Marion Cotilard portrayed the singer on the screen for the 2007 film, La Vie En Rose, but it was Jil Aigrot who captured her voice.

Aigrot is an early student of music. She was raised in Cannes, France where she studied French song and light opera. She performed on several French television shows, and made her U.S. debut on the series Remington Steele. But it was her interpretation of Piaf’s work and voice in the critically acclaimed La Vie En Rose that propelled her to the global stage. She has now released an album of Piaf’s songs, Words of Love.

Aigrot will take the stage at the Holland Performing Arts Center Saturday at 8PM. And Sunday, Filmstreams will present a special screening of La Vie on Rose, featuring a post-show Q&A with Aigrot.

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