La Vie En Schimmel

The voice behind Edith Piaf in La Vie En Rose and one of opera’s rising stars take the Schimmel stage this week as the Pace Presents season continues.

EDITH performed by Jil Aigrot, the voice of Edith Piaf in the award-winning film La Vie En Rose
November 1, 7:30 p.m.
Remembering the 50th anniversary of the death of legendary singer, Edith Piaf, this spectacular evening will begin in Paris’s most famous artistic neighborhood, Montmartre. Aigrot will then entertain you with the ‘music hall’ period of Edith Piaf’s career during which Piaf sang her most famous hits. On stage, video will include never before seen images of Piaf’s life.

Jil Aigrot was discovered by Ginou Richer, Edith Piaf’s close friend and personal secretary. Shortly after their meeting, Jil Aigrot was chosen to be the singing voice for Marion Cottilard’s portrayal of Edith Piaf in Olivier Dahan’s award-winning film, La Vie En Rose.

“Marion Cotillard won an Oscar for her remarkable portrayal of French chanteuse Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose. But there’s another amazing Piaf performance in the movie, and it is delivered by someone you never see: French vocalist Jil Aigrot.”–Newsweek

VOCE AT PACE: Jamie Barton
November 3, 3:00 p.m.
Curated by Matthew A. Epstein
VOCE at Pace: Rising Opera Stars in Recital is supported by the Richard Tucker Music Foundation in honor of Dr. Agnes Varis

In her first recital performance since winning the prestigious 2013 Cardiff Singer of the World competition and Cardiff Singer of the World Song Prize, Jamie Barton will open VOCE AT PACE: Rising Opera Stars in Recital at the Schimmel! Barton is the winner of the 2007 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, a Grammy nominee and a recipient of a Richard Tucker Career Grant.

“A great artist, no question, with an imperturbable steadiness of tone, and a nobility of utterance that invites comparison not so much with her contemporaries as with mid-20th century greats such as Kirsten Flagstad or Karin Branzell.”–The Guardian

$5 student tickets and $15 faculty and staff tickets for each event can be purchased in advance at the Schimmel box office. For more information, visit http://schimmel.pace.edu/.