Jane Rutter, Australia's first lady of the flute re-lives her student days in Paris. This new concert theatre piece includes delicious French music from "la Belle epoque" to the present day. La Belle Eqoque is French for "the beautiful era" – a period which began during the late 19th Century and lasted until WW1.
Using French poetry and her own anecdotes, Jane relates her experiences in this most beautiful and romantic of cities, as well as the tales of many other artists, writers and musicians who flocked there during that period. An Australian in Paris glances at the lives of Pablo Picasso, Charles Baudelaire, Paul Verlaine, Colette, Josephine Baker, Janet Flanner and Gertrude Stein.
Jane is accompanied by a pianist and together they play music by Claude Debussy, Charles Aznavour, Gabriel Fauré, André Jolivet, George Gershwin, Marin Marais, Maurice Ravel, Edith Piaf & Henry Mancini. An Australian in Paris is a virtuosic musical and poetic journey.
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