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Nice-Matin, July 9, 1997


And achieves a brilliant success at the Castle Court
Two performances - two magnificent successes for La Vie Parisienne by Jacques Offenbach - in spite of threatening clouds. The audience were early on the spot at the Castle Court in Haut de Cagnes in order to secure oneself a seat. Many of them were forced to standing position during the whole musical comedy. The opera class from the Cagnes Conservatory under guidance of the famous professor and singer Marc Vento - delivered a show of high standards. In spite of the heavy stage floor the main characters devoted themselves fully. Afterwards they gave room for the Elite Dancing Class from the culture centre of the town. They performed the develish French Cancan with choreography by the dancing instructor Laurence Filippe. And not to forget the effective piano accompanist Natacha Lambertini - nor the singing professor Florence Vento who during the year has been involved in the musical training. All parts were cast in a fantastically fine way - an excess of enthusiasm which the whole evening was held up in infernal tempo in front af a warm audience who could not resist the charm of the performers. The gorgeous costumes that gave the final pep up to the extravagant performance were advanced by the association The Art of Celebrating. All in all it was a big triumph for a performance that deserves a reproduction. Why not? Perhaps next year?