An evocative musical journey of lost love in the famous red light district of Paris
An era of artists, romance and bohemian life.
The Music Lounge and Nikki Nouveau present the world premiere of Montmartre! Rendezvous In Paris, a captivating show that weaves intimate tales of the lives transformed by Paris’ most notorious district. Set to a beautiful soundscape of song and story, featuring the iconic music of Cole Porter, Serge Gainsbourg, Jacques Brel and Edith Piaf, along with original scores.
This evocative tale is delivered in French and English with accompaniment by piano, accordion and double bass. Musically directed by acclaimed composer and pianist John Thorn (Dancing with the Stars) and choreographed by James Taylor (El Circo, Risque Revue).
This beautiful production offers an authentic retelling of the history of bohemian life in Montmartre where classically trained vocalist, writer and cabaret star Nikki Nouveau recently lived to complete her research, interview locals and visit well known establishments such as Le Chat Noir, Moulin Rouge, Le Lapin Agile, Museum of Montmartre and Dali Paris Museum.
The storytelling aspect of the performance evokes emotions of nostalgia, wonderment, love and sadness. Nouveau uses elements of music, theatre and dance to narrate her romantic story performing a stunning rendition of Charles Aznavour’s "La Boheme" in French and English.
The magical spirit of Paris will be unveiled for Wollongong audiences.