The Slovenia Times

Veteran chanteuse Vita Mavrič celebrates 30 years of work


Mavrič's first solo evening at Cankarjev dom will outline her greatest achievements and bring back memories of the 30 years of her stage career. The concert will range from "Pigalle to the endless depths of the Jewish soul, Russian ballads and romances".

The audience will get to hear "insightful songs and chansons with the sensibility to modern human anguishes by [satirist Fran Milčinski] Ježek and "Brecht's social critique will blend with the timelessness of the stories by Arsen Dedić", reads the singer's website.

On the stage, Mavrič will be accompanied by the Cafe teater band with pianist Jaka Pucihar, guitarist Primož Grašič, bass guitarist Aleš Avbelj, drummer Marko Juvan and accordionist Dejan Vidovič as well as several guests, including Boris Benko of the Silence duet, accordionist Janez Dovč and chanteuse Clara Moreau of France.

Jugglers and fire breathers will also make an appearance.

Cankarjev dom said that "we can expect nothing short of perfection from the diva who has made an indelible mark on the Slovenian cultural scene with her Cafe teater project, original musical shows and chansons".

Mavrič led Cafe teater as well as the La vie en rose festival of chanson for years. "With [the festival] I opened the doors for many young, then unknown interpreters," she told the STA three years ago.

However, after 20 years of Cafe Teater and 15 years of La vie en rose, it was time to say goodbye, as she came to realise that there was no long-term future for chanson in Slovenia.

"But it also took courage to say goodbye: My path continues, I'm returning to the stage, I'm returning to myself," she said before tonight's concert.


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