Sing Theatre’s latest offering was a tribute to Edit Piaf called La Vie En Rose that staged at the Victoria Theatre from May 27-30 2015.
Seven stellar performers took to the stage to sing some of Piaf’s well-known songs. The singers were Sebastian Tan, Lim Kay Siu, Rani Singam, Robin Goh, Leandra Leandra, Linden Furnell and L.A. Benjamin.
Piaf’s songs were interpreted into various genres that spanned rock and roll to rap to jazz, and everything in between.
Tan even interjected some Singlish into the rap Furnell performed. Tan showcased his powerful and rich vocals throughout the concert, whilst Furnell the ever-consummate performer made us laugh with his comic antics and rap-dance moves, and at one point even moved us with his performance as he sang a ballad with his guitar.
Leandra rocked the stage with “Jezebel,” while raspy-voiced Lim performed a number on the piano that he dedicated to his wife.
Most of the songs were in English, with the French songs well handled by Goh who infused so much emotion into his songs that even if you didn’t understand the language, you would still have been moved by his brilliant renditions.
Singam especially shined in “Milord,” where she had to slide from tone to tone, emotion to emotion, pitch to pitch to tell the story depicted by the song’s lyrics. This song was proof of Singam’s vocal control and prowess as she nailed the number to rousing applause.
All the singers were highly talented and excellent, but the stunner of the night had to be L.A. Benjamin. With her Whitney Houston-like gospel voice soaring effortlessly to the rafters, Benjamin’s performance easily struck a chord with the audience’s hearts.
Sing Theatre’s La Vie En Rose was the perfect tribute to Piaf, but more than that, it was the superb performers who made it a night on which to remember that there’s something special about the gift of music.[amazon template=iframe image&asin=B000002UYD][amazon template=iframe image&asin=B006KDHJMS][amazon template=iframe image&asin=B000F7CDYE]