CHANSONS - French Songs & Stories from Piaf to Brel & Me

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.      


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). 

Press reactions:

"Great chansons"  
"Passionate feelings" 
"Intimate cabaret evening"  
"As a chanteuse as multifaceted as love."  
"Outstanding vocal performance"

"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 

 "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) 

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....

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.  Glam Adelaide (Ben Stefanoff)

    Full article about Chansons in French and English:



    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 

    Chansons at the Sydney Fringe...
    Online on Demand with C ARTs 
    From the 5th of September you can book me at Sydney Fringe in Australia. 

    Duration: 60 min. 
    Contact info:
    Further show informations: 

     CHANSONS: Songs & Stories from Piaf, Brel & Me 

    Edinburgh Fringe Festival 
    Live from the 5th to the 21st of August 2022 
    Time: 17:45 (55 min.) 
    Theatre: C ARTS | C venues | Venue 21 
    Location:   - C aquila temple - Roman Eagle Lodge, 2 Johnston Terrace, EH1 2PW Edinburgh 

    Tickets for Chansons in person:

    Reykjavik Fringe Festival
    Mál og Menning bookshop  
    Laugavegur 18, 101 Reykjavík 
    6th July 2021, 6-7 pm, 
    11th July 2021, 5-6 pm,  


    Bienvenue ja tervetuloa katsomaan digitaalista musiikkikabareeta, jossa tehdään monikulttuurinen matka läpi Ranskan. Matkan aikana kuulet perinteistä, ruuasta, muodista ja musiikkia muunmuassa “La Vie en rose”- albumista.  

    Reykjavík Fringe Festival presents “Chansons” at the in Iceland:  
    The Reykjavik Fringe Festival re-open its doors this year presenting as one of the highlights the Musical French Cabaret: “Chansons”  
    The singer Stefanie Rummel, by nationality German, in her heart French, will charm you with her show “Chansons” accompanied by the Icelandic pianist @Vignir Þór Stefánsson @rvkfringe 

    Stefanie Rummel: Singer  
    Vignir Þór Stefánsson:  Pianist

    Lathi Fringe Festival
    02.09.2021, 7:30 pm 
    Kino Iris, Saimaankatu 12, 15140 Lahti, Finland 

    Bienvenue ja tervetuloa katsomaan digitaalista musiikkikabareeta, jossa tehdään monikulttuurinen matka läpi Ranskan. Matkan aikana kuulet perinteistä, ruuasta, muodista ja musiikkia muunmuassa “La Vie en rose”- albumista. 

    Bienvenue and welcome to see a digital musical cabaret, where we make a multicultural journey through France. During the journey you will hear about traditions, food, fashion and music from “La Vie en rose”. Chansons is a unique and humoristic performance, that looks across borders. 
    Kino Iiris maintains a film culture in Lahti by offering movies from as many countries as possible and from all eras.

    Edinburgh Fringe Digital - 2021
    Muscial Intercultural French Cabaret Showing as part of the C ARTS digital online programme at C venues at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe  August 2021   
    Bookings and information 

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