Paris Baroque – Ouverture Magnifique

Photo : Prête-Moi Paris

I wrote about it in October, and now it is here : The newest music festival on scene in Paris just opened last night (November 23, 2012) with a beautiful and spectacular concert in the Saint Sulpice church. The Simphonie du Marais directed by Hugo Reyne, played a program of “Sacred Music from Richelieu to Louis XIV” that included Lully, Michel-Richard Delalande, Guillaume Bouzignac and Marc-Antoine Charpentier. They opened with Cantate Domino of Bouzignac, a joyous but saddened song of triumph written about the siege at La Rochelle in 1628. The concert flowed through the pieces by Bouzignac on to a Te Deum by Charpentier. An intermission was granted and then we were rewarded with the Jubilate Deo ombis terra by Lully (1660). The concert climaxed at the end on the Te Deum of Delalande and we were even granted an encore piece!

J’en ai parlé en octobre, et voilà que c’est arrivé : Le tout dernier festival de musique à arriver à Paris s’est ouvert hier soir (Le 23 novemebre 2012) avec un concert spectaculaire dans l’église Saint Sulpice. La Simphonie du Marais sous la direction de Hugo Reyne, a joué un programme des “Musiques Sacrées de Richelieu à Louis XIV” qui incluait Lully, Michel-Richard Delalande, Guillaume Bouzignac et Marc-Antoine Charpentier. Le concert s’est ouvert avec la Cantate Domino de Bouzignac, une chanson à la fois joyeuse et triste écrite sur  le triomphe du siège de La Rochelle en 1628. Le concert se poursuivait sur les motets de Bouzignac et vers le Te Deum de Charpentier. Après l’entracte on a pu se délecter sur le Motet pour la Paix de Lully (1660). Le pic du concert est arrivé à la fin avec le Te Deum de Delalande et nous avons même eu le plaisir d’un bis! Continue reading

Pin-Ups with talent

Des pin-ups avec du talent

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Marcella Puppini, Kate Mullins, and Stephanie O’Brien are the Puppini Sisters. These three bombshells light up the stage and heat up the room with their ultra-sexy–tongue-in-cheek-super-sultry-voiced performances. These ladies  know how to put on a show!

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Marcella Puppini an Italian born musician with a sense of humor, was studying fashion in London as well as getting a degree at the Trinity College of Music, where she met Kate and Stephanie. The trio drew upon their inspiration in such groups as the Andrew sisters, and formed their own retro-ravishing group.

I was thrilled to see them on stage in Paris this past Thursday (Dec. 16th 2010) at the Café de la Danse near Bastille in Paris, through the excited insistence of a good friend (who knows exactly what kind of shows I like!). What fun to discover this group, that has been around since 2003, and boasts the crème de la crème in terms of fans (hmmhmm : Prince William, Kelly Osborne, Vivienne Westwood, Kate moss…).

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They perform and record what Americans would refer to as “oldies” with a fun sexy twist, and they do re-makes of modern pop and rock tunes to brush them up with a completely different sound…and it works!

On stage they are hot, energetic and hilarious, seeming très at ease interacting with their audience, pointing out their mishaps (costume problems ans what-have-you)….they are born performers.

You can buy their CDs, download songs, even ringtones….and, when they come to your town, don’t miss their show!!! You won’t be disappointed!

The Puppini Sisters

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Stephanie O'Brien

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Marcella Puppini

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Kate Mullins

 

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The Puppini Sisters