Exposing Edith is a multi-award winning cabaret tale of the legendary French singer Edith Piaf.

Winner of Best Cabaret for the 2016 Adelaide Fringe Festival and nominated for a Helpmann Award, Exposing Edith chronicles the tragic life of arguably the greatest French singer of all time.

This breathtaking show features classics such “La Vie En Rose”, “Padam” and “Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien” uniquely reworked using voice and acoustic guitar to create an exquisite mix of authentic, vintage French pop and contemporary sounds. 

Created and performed by Greg Wain on guitar and Australia’s very own ‘little sparrow’ Michaela Burger on vocals, the songs are punctuated with a collection of extraordinary stories of Piaf’s life which are recounted by Burger, who also takes on a multitude of key characters, from Edith’s half-sister Momone, to several of her lovers and, of course, Edith Piaf herself.

Experience Piaf’s life, loves and losses through the songs that shot her to stardom in this unforgettable show, not to be missed!

“Michaela Burger is a blazing life force in her evocation of Piaf.” The Age
“Burger is as close as you will ever get to seeing the real Piaf perform. The music is spectacular and she sings it with all the passion of the great lady herself.” Australian Stage
“An enormously deep and tremendous voice, with a richness of passion. The interpretation is so near to perfect and the resemblance to Piaf so uncanny, I felt tingles down my spine.” Planet Arts Melbourne
  • The Safest Way to Buy!

    QTIX is the official ticketing service for QPAC and Exposing Edith. Selected packages are sold through authorised resellers only. Any tickets purchased through unauthorised sales channels may be seized or cancelled without refund or exchange and the bearer of the ticket may be denied admission. Unauthorised sales channels include Viagogo, eBay and Gumtree. Read more about purchasing tickets online.

Presented by QPAC



Pricing Guide

Admission Adult $59 Concession^ $49

^Pensioners, Seniors and Full-time Students

A transaction fee of $7.20 applies per transaction. Selected ticket delivery methods may incur an additional charge. The minimum price listed may be available for selected performances only. Please see the event calendar when booking for the available date(s) and time(s) of this performance.


Workshop

  • Free Your Natural Voice with Michaela Burger Workshop

    Experience what it’s like to speak and sing with your natural voice. Learn how to have more ease, flexibility, stability, strength and confidence in your voice and how to sing and speak from a more open, expressive and comfortable space.

    The Free Your Natural Voice workshop focuses on helping people, through awareness, find the full potential of their natural voice. This workshop, run by singer, performer and voice coach Michaela Burger, includes one-on-one personal advice on how to connect with and free your natural voice.

    From students, teachers, lecturers, celebrants, auctioneers, parents, public speakers, singers, actors through to those who generally want to improve their confidence and communication skills, this workshop has proven to be of benefit to anyone who simply wants to reconnect and discover the power of their natural voice.

    Date: Friday, 20 March 2020
    Time: 1pm to 3pm
    Venue: Playhouse Theatre Band Room, QPAC

    To apply: send a copy of your CV to qpac.reception@qpac.com.au and tell us in 200 words or less why this workshop would be good for you. The workshop is offered free of charge; however, applicants must have purchased a ticket to a performance of Exposing Edith on 21 March to be eligible.

    Applications close Friday, 6 March 2020. Successful applicants will be notified the following week.

     

    Feedback from previous Free Your Natural Voice participants:

    “Helpful on a practical level… Free Your Natural Voice is clearly the result of understanding and experience. It is both challenging and achievable therefore profoundly enjoyable.” William, USA

    “Michaela is not only a very warm person but also a very experienced professional. Her method is based on maintaining a good relationship with your voice and letting you reveal your true capacities. She has an individual approach to everyone and is able to think outside the box.” Aija Rozentala, Adelaide

    “This workshop is very helpful! It was amazing to find after a few simple exercises that I can use my voice more efficiently and even breathe easier! I’m also finding the take home exercises useful to improve the clarity in my speech…I can’t wait for the next workshop! Thanks Michaela.” Megan Avery, France