I've been teasing for a couple of months now about some exciting new projects I have on the pipeline and now that things are starting to fall into place, I'm really thrilled to share with you that one of these projects is a brand new show called Piazzolla in Paris, conceived by me, director Ella Marchment and conductor Noah Mosley.
The three of us first worked together during that iconic London run of Maria de Buenos Aires and immediately fell in love with Piazzolla's music. We felt so strongly about it that we set to create a new show where we could continue to explore his music and legacy and, for this new show, we decided to focus on his trajectory through Paris where he met with Nadia Boulanger, something which would change his life forever. This is obviously a chance for us to not only perform more of his music, but to do it in a way that's more than just a concert and has a dramatic context to it, while at the same time allowing us to share a bit more about the life of this incredible man with the audience.
As for myself, I'm really excited about having the opportunity to perform a full show with a tango orchestra singing these songs which I've grown to love so much.
It's also a great opportunity for me to get some incredibly valuable experience on how to put a show together and experience all the bits and pieces that come into play to make the experience happen for the audience (from budgeting to hiring people, to dealing with copyright and music labels). You don't usually get to know about these things when you're just hired to sing, but I can tell you that I'm absolutely loving doing this. It's a lot of hard work, especially when you're trying to make your ideas work with a budget (and not the other way around), but the fact that I get to do this with incredibly talented and like-minded people really makes it all worth it.
As for Piazzolla and his songs, well, I've already been trying a few of them as recital encores and extras and I'm really happy to share with you a recording from backstage at a concert a couple of weeks ago where I sang Chiquilin de Bachín.
I hope you enjoy it and stay tuned for dates and more!
Also allow me to take the time to wish you Happy Holidays and thank you for your continued support and interest. I hope 2017 brings you a lot of good music, amongst other good things!