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Celebrated soprano Julia Migenes returns to the Odyssey Theatre with an evening of French chansons.
Grammy-winning chanteuse Julia Migenes travels back to the Paris of Edith Piaf, Pablo Picasso and Ernest Hemingway in this evening of nostalgic French chansons by Charles Aznavour, Léo Ferre, Jacques Brel, Michel Legrand and others. Accompanied on piano by Victoria Kirsch and directed by Academy Award-nominated director Peter Medak, La Vie en Rose marks her farewell series of concert performances.
Julia Migenes grew up in New York City, where, as a teenager, she was chosen to sing in Leonard Bernstein's Young People's Concerts, then starred as Hodel, opposite Zero Mostel, in the original Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof. Julia went on to sing at the Volksoper in Vienna, Austria, returning to the U.S. as a soloist in Metropolitan Opera productions of La Boheme, Pagliacci, Mahagonny and in the title role of Lulu by Alban Berg – a role known for its extreme difficulty. Her performance as Salome at the Grand Théatre in Geneva led to the starring role in Italian director Francesco Rosi’s film version of Carmen, alongside Placido Domingo and Ruggiero Raimondi (César and David di Donatello Award nominations for best actress) the movie achieved cult status, and the soundtrack went on to win a Grammy Award. She has toured throughout Europe and recorded over 30 CDs and DVDs. Her awards include the Edison Classical Music Award two Golden Bambies and Golden Lion, Golden Camera and Golden Microphone Awards.
Peter Medak is an internationally acclaimed film director whose credits include Negatives with Glenda Jackson (her first film), A Day in the Death of Joe Egg starring Alan Bates and Janet Suzman, and The Ruling Class starring Peter O' Toole, for which he received an Academy Award nomination. In addition to films, The Krays (England’s Evening Standard Award for best director), Let Him Have It, Romeo is Bleeding and The Men's Club, he has also directed numerous plays, miniseries and films for television as well as operas and stage productions. Recent credits include Hannibal for NBC Hand of God for Amazon The Ghost of Peter Sellers (in post production) and The Dating Game Killer (Discovery Channel).
The Odyssey Theatre is located at 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., in West L.A. To purchase tickets and for more information, call (310) 477-2055 or go to www.OdysseyTheatre.com
Presenter / Producer: Odyssey Theatre Ensemble
Theater > Musicals
Event Phone: 310-477-2055 x2
2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90025
LA - Hollywood / Westside
Performance Dates: 3/12/2019 - 4/11/2020
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