Adelaide Fringe: Chansons Piaf, Brel & Me - 17.02-01.03.2022

Chansons live at the Adelaide Fringe 2023 - Australia

17, 20.-22 Feb: 6:00 
18,-19 Feb: 4:30 
25.-26 Feb: 4:20 
28 Feb, 1 Mar: 8:30

TGI - The Garage International @ Adelaide Town Hall
Entrance via Pirie St or Paul Kelly Lane.    


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Bienvenue to Chansons, the musical intercultural show.  Soul-touching stories about life and passion, from ‘Ne me quitte pas’ (Brel) to ‘Milord’ (Piaf). Live life the French way for one night, without travelling or jetlag. It doesn’t matter if you speak French or not – all is explained in English. This piece inspires our own lives by looking at other cultures. Sung and performed in brilliant showmanship by Stefanie Rummel and her pianists. It was seen in theatres and cabarets in France,  Germany, Iceland, Finland, UK and US. ‘Great chansons… passionate feelings’ (Rheingauer Echo).

Review -  Adelaide TGI @Town Hall  - Revu par Ben Stefanoff 


Le comportement contagieux et chaleureux de Rummels a rapidement attiré le public dans cette performance d’une heure. Elle a une étonnante capacité à passer du chant en anglais au chant en français sans même que le public s’en aperçoive. Lorsqu’elle chantait en français, Rummel utilisait beaucoup de gestes de la main et d’expressions faciales qui aidaient à traduire pour l’auditeur ce qu’elle chantait.   

La voix de Rummels est très unique. Avec des notes de Piafs classique et de vibrato caractéristique, sa voix d’alto a une belle chaleur et maturité. Elle chante avec une diction merveilleusement claire et a un excellent contrôle de la hauteur et de la respiration. Le timbre vocal de Rummels est parfaitement adapté à cette musique française classique.  


Rummels' contagious and warm behavior quickly drew the audience into this hour-long performance. She has an amazing ability to switch from singing in English to singing in French without the audience even noticing. When singing in French, Rummel used many hand gestures and facial expressions that helped translate what she was singing for the listener.  

Rummels' voice is very unique. With notes of classical Piafs and characteristic vibrato, his alto voice has a beautiful warmth and maturity. She sings with wonderfully clear diction and has excellent pitch and breathing control. The vocal timbre of Rummels is perfectly adapted to this classical French music.  

Rummels' Stimme ist einzigartig. Mit klasisscher Note in der Farbe von Edith Piaf und einem harakteristischem Vibrato. SIe hat eine Altstimme mit einer schönen Wärme und Reife. Sie singt mit wunderbar klarer Diktion und hat eine ausgezeichnete Tonhöhen- und Atemkontrolle. Das stimmliche Timbre von Rummels ist perfekt an diese klassische französische Musik angepasst.  

Rummels' ansteckende und warme Ausstrahlung zog das Publikum schnell in diese einstündige Aufführung hinein. Sie hat eine erstaunliche Fähigkeit, vom Singen auf Englisch zum Singen auf Französisch zu wechseln, ohne dass das Publikum es überhaupt bemerkt. Wenn sie auf Französisch sang, verwendete Rummel viele Handgesten und Gesichtsausdrücke, die dazu beitrugen, das, was sie sang, für den Zuhörer zu übersetzen. 

"Stefanie Rummel's choice of songs will evoke memories, collective and personal, even if they are not sung in our home language. Stefanie’s ability to connect to her audience through songs is both charming and seductive. Chansons delivers a simple but moving message: it is through songs that we are finally able to understand each other." – BroadwayWorld (Helen Tope)

 "Rummel’s voice is outstanding: it moves from delicate, lingering notes (in a superb cover of Autumn Leaves) to real moments of joie de vivre in Rummel’s take on the Piaf classic, L’Accordeoniste."
The Reviews Hub - Helen Tope  4 Star Review ****

"A fascinating show, comfortably paced and with the right amount of history, songs and personal anecdotes, it held my attention despite me being far from fully conversant in French."  Review LondonTheatre1 by Chris Omaweng 4 Star Review ****

"The international songstress offers stunning interpretations of Jacques Brel classics including 'Ne me quitte pas' and mesmerizing takes on Edith Piaf's 'Padam, Padam' and 'Milord.'
by Chloe Rabinowitz

“Rummel is an engaging performer; she plays the part with verve and enthusiasm, and with a wardrobe of very sparkly clothes and accessories. She shimmers from the stage in this most beautiful of venues down to her audience and then back again, always on the move.'  Alex Wheaton

Audience Voices 

"Merci beaucoup. J'ai cru d'être en France pendant une heure. Magnifique!" 

"Thank you very much. I thought I was in France for an hour. Magnificent!"

A wonderful evening. Formidable.Thank you. I will tell my friends.  Karen 
Merci pour la musique en particulier pour les Feuilles Mortes! Cathy 
A wonderful experience in French in Australia for an Austrian.  / Eine wunderbare Erfahrung in French in Australien für einen Österreicher.  Johannes 
Bravo! Encore! Jean-Marc 
It was a wonderful show especially the song Amsterdam which I enjoyed very much. Loucas






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