October 23, 2008

A little sparrow too

As promised yesterday, I present to you Naomi Emmerson as Édith Piaf. Actor, singer, dancer, director, designer, Naomi was born in Montreal, Canada and lives in New York City, and has been touring Piaf: Love Conquers All for several years now. The play has "The Little Sparrow" chatting with the audience in English, reminiscing about her singing, the music, the men in her life. To highlight certain experiences, she then sings—thirteen songs in the original French. You may have noticed the piano in yesterday's photo. That was for the pianist who accompanied Naomi in the songs. Here in Manila, the pianist was Carmela Buencamino-Sinco, a Filipino who is also based in New York City. Piaf's life seems to be as poignant as her songs. Now I want to watch La Môme.

Naomi Emmerson as Edith Piaf

22 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

Most interesting post.

Olivier said...

elle a en effet quelque chose de Piaf cette actrice. cela devait être un superbe spectacle.
it has something of Piaf in effect this actress. it had to be a superb show.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

What a great smile, cool capture, and interesting post. Mary :-D

Boise Diva said...

How fun - interactive theater!

Chuck Pefley said...

Interesting report ... it's always fun doing the things you love and enjoying your work!

Bergson said...

Naomi seems to Edith Piaf
We want a song on your blog

Halcyon said...

Edith Piaf had such a tumultuous life. If you haven't seen the recent movie La Mome you really ought to. It was wonderful.

Looks like this was a good show too! I love hearing live singers.

Jackie said...

That's a lovely portrait - she looks like she's really enjoying what she's doing.

Webradio said...

Thank You for this post...
I'm french, and I love Edith Piaf...
Thank You...

Sharon said...

This must have been a fantastic show. I love Edit Piaf.

gogouci said...

Beautiful set and an Edith Piaf 'tribute' sounds like the making of a wonderful show.

the donG said...

from the photo, i can see her passion in doing it.

JM said...

The minute I start reading your post I was wondering if you have watched 'La vie en rose' (La Môme) and I got the answer at the end. :-)

Joy said...

I love Edith Piaf's La Vie En Rose! Sounds like you enjoyed this performance.

Thanks for visiting Norwich Daily Photo and leaving your comments. Have a great weekend!

joy
A Pinay In England
Your Love Coach
I, Woman

ken mac said...

did you enjoy la vien rose?

Jilly said...

I'd adore to see this actress playing Piaf and yes, I'd love to see La Mome too. You've really captured a special moment in this photograph.

Clueless in boston said...

Interesting report. I have watched La Mome and loved it. Marion Cotillard certainly deserved her Oscar for best actress. I was surprised she won because usually the Academy, being so parochial, picks a Brit or American.

rob said...

What a grace!

Rambling Round said...

Hi Hilda, You have been chosen to receive the BFF blog award. Thanks for visiting my blog. You can pick it up over at Selma, Ala. Daily Photo.

Jules said...

Would love to see her - i am a Piaf fan!!!

Sally said...

Putting my hand up as another Piaf fan.
Sydney Daily Photo

Louis la Vache said...

...and "Louis" raises a hoof as a Piaf fan!