Show written and directed by Irene Vargas
Music arranged by Alberto Pagani
Performed by Irene Vargas and Alberto Pagani
“La Nouvelle Piaf” is provocation, delirium, reincarnation, it is to live again on the skin. On stage, a Madame Piaf creates a new life project. By remembering and reliving her past, little Edith comes to a realization that changes her destiny and offers her a new ending. The moments of narration alternate with those of song, and the blood of life continues to flow and transform the two performers into spectators of their own inner experiences. A journey that is Life, Death and more Life in which our inner daimon can remind us who we are and where we come from and show us the way to find ourselves. In this show, Irene Vargas and Edith Piaf are one and the same, one being an extension of the other. Piaf’s strictly black dress is tinged with red. This sacred red which is the color by which life returns, by which the light thickens and becomes flesh, by which the invisible becomes manifest again. This same Red which makes Edith Piaf and all those who remain to be seen bloom again.
The New Piaf is a life project that becomes art.
It is not true that the nightingale no longer sings. She sings, dances and continues to live. La Vie en Rose is a ray of sunshine that can never fade away…
Irene Vargas. La Vie en Rose is me!
An eclectic and sensitive artist, she devotes herself with passion to various forms of Art. She graduated in piano in 1996 from the G. Verdi Conservatory of Milan and works as a pianist-accompanist following a scholarship awarded by the Conservatory itself. A music educator at numerous elementary and nursery schools, she graduated as an Animator in Music Therapy at the C.E.M.B. in Milan. In 1999 she devoted herself to Oriental Dance, studying with the best teachers in Italy and abroad and performing for 15 years in prestigious Theaters in Milan (Teatro Nazionale, Teatro dell’Arte) and in numerous venues (Puerto Alegre, Dar el Yacout, Aladino, Meson Espana). Original duo “Les Fleurs du Tao” in collaboration with esteemed violinist Lucia Ronchini brings classical music and oriental dance to the stage. Since 2001 she has been a teacher at the dance school the “Gawasi Cultural Center” of which she is the founder and which, in 2012, evolved into the holistic center “La Vie en Rose” more aimed at paths of growth and collective awakening. In 2014 she devoted herself to singing and songwriting in French and Italian. With the project “L’Amour à toutes les saisons” his passion for French song reaches the charming streets and squares of Milan, Paris, Avignon, Saint Malo, Pesaro, Loano. The live show “Paris mon Amour” gladdens events and ceremonies in collaboration with pianist Alberto Pagani. In 2019 the debut with the stage show about Edith Piaf’s life, “La Nouvelle Piaf,” a daring attempt to rewrite the Destiny of an icon. In 2021 she crowns the dream of recording her unreleased song “100%.”
Classically trained, he perfected himself as a pianist, but above all as an arranger and composer. He has developed his music to such an extent that he can satisfy the tastes of all audiences. He accompanies ceremonies and liturgies throughout northern Italy. He habitually performs as a pianist at private parties, corporate conventions and gala evenings, proposing a vast repertoire ranging from the 1940s to the present day, touching on several musical genres: light music, pop, rock, jazz. He is often a pianist in Grand Hotels and Resorts in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Livigno and Saint Moritz, playing music from the classical, swing and jazz repertoire. He collaborates with the Abbiategrasso ‘Big Band’ for concerts in northern Italy and works with the ‘Modular Studio 58’ recording studio in Magenta as composer and arranger of songs for commercials and pop songs by emerging singers. He is part of the cast of the theatre company ‘Scimmie Nude’ of Albairate as composer and pianist-performer in the play ‘Delirio a Due’ by E. Jonesco, currently on tour. He is also pianist-arranger and performer in the play ‘La Nouvelle Piaf’ by artist Irene Vargas.