Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Marianne Faithfull @ Théatre de l'Odéon, Paris Feb 15 2012

Marianne Faithfull @ Théatre de l'Odéon, Paris Feb 15 2012
Not a concert tonight but some reading @ Théatre de l'Odéon not far from St Germain des Pres and just in front of Jardin du Luxembourg.
There wasn't a lot of advertising so it wasn't full, it was packed downstairs but lots of empty seats on the sides at the balcony.
As you can see on the pics, it's one of the most beautiful theatre in Paris.

Lady Marianne read us Shakespeare's sonnets (around 20) with Vincent Segal on cello.
She was reading for 2-3 min with the translation on a huge screen in the back and then Vincent Segal played his cello for a couple of minutes.
It went on like this for 80 min.
It was interesting, Marianne's reading was faultless and her voice was perfect.
The cello was sounding amazing, it's one of my favorite Classical instruments .

I would have prefered that they left the translation on the screen while Vincent was playing cello:
If you were reading the text, you didn't focus on Marianne's reading and if you were only listening to her without reading the text, you couldn't understand the meaning of it, sorry we're French.
Cool gig

Marianne Faithfull @ Théatre du Chatelet on March 22 2011 (1st show) & on March 23 (second show) with Wayne Kramer.
@ Fnac Montparnasse on Feb 09 2011 for a Question & Answer.
@ Cité de la Musique on June 17 2009 (1st show) & June 18 2009 (second show)