French chanteusse brings taste of The Lido

Caroline Nin sings a Hymn to Piaf in Paris last year.

Caroline Nin sings a Hymn to Piaf in Paris last year.

French songstress Caroline Nin served up a exciting slice of  songs from the Lido, the world-famous cabaret venue on Paris’s Champs Elysees at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival in June.

Nin presented as a quintessentially French performer with her sexy personal style and glorious sensual voice intoxicating the full house at The Space.   She had selected a repertoire of songs from the five years she spent performing at The Lido in Paris, which easily transported us into the City of Lovers.

She told the audience she had not performed in Adelaide since 2007 when she treated audiences to a rousing tribute to Marlene Dietrich during the Cabaret Festival.

My French-born husband Olivier and I had front row seats for that riveting performance. Last year, when I was in Paris,  I attended a special performance in a cosy, if somewhat claustrophobic 13th century cellar to hear Nin commemorate Edith Piaf on the 50th anniversary of her death in October.  Henceforth, I declare that I am a devoted fan.

Her appearance in Adelaide could not be missed, but my friends and I had to be satisfied with Table 23 this time at the Matinee – both Friday and Saturday evening performances booked out early.

We were not disappointed, and like the whole audience, we were enthralled as this Chanteuse presented a variety of songs from the biggest cabaret venue in the world, the famous The Lido on the Champs Elysees.  However, for an encore, Nin presented Je ne Regrette rien  Piaf’s most famous song and the audience loved it.

“I am so thrilled to be back in Adelaide because this city really celebrates the true cabaret artist,” she said after the show.





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