About Marie & Jenny

Marie and Jenny feel
like on a mission:
they love sharing
their passion for
good music with
the rest of the world.



Marie Giroux  is of French origin, a fact which explains her charming accent and her dark complexion. In Avignon in France, where she was  born, is more sunshine as the sun enjoys shining longer than in Germany.

Marie started studying the flute in Paris and Toulouse, but after some time she wanted to take more advantage of her stunning voice. She discovered her wonderful, warm mezzo-soprano and finished her studies as an opera singer at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin.

She enjoys singing opera and operetta as well as musicals and chansons. Her tendency to rebellion and her strong desire for freedom explain the fact that she hates being pigeonholed.

Besides her unique voice and her good technique – some convincing arguments for her success on stage – she possesses a certain appeal, which explain her ability for making her humorous and perhaps sometimes cheeky texts presented in  her charming accent be accepted  by the audiences – even though they may sometimes be slightly provoking at least. One knows that the eyes can hear, too.

Marie Giroux loves to show her creative spirit in her program and in her own texts she uses a more or less correct, but at any rate humorous German which even makes  the so-called reserved people from Northern Germany smile.

A distinct talent for mental calculation, an unbelievable punctuality and an admirable physical discipline distinguish her from others. At any hotel she visits in a new town she will make inquiries for the best jogging route  that she can use. No wonder that the Germans did not allow her to go back to France.

Apart from all those facts mentioned until now without wishing to perpetuate a certain stereotype, it should be known that she loves red wine and cheese. And handbags from Berlin, which are branded by an expression her parents would have loved to use for her, when Marie was still a little child: “Liebeskind” (sweet child).



Jenny Schäuffelen had not yet started her school-career, when for the first time  she was allowed to play the piano at the age of five.

Very early she recognized that her abilities and character were best suited for accompanying others on the piano. Apart from her technical performance she can show great patience and has excellent sensitivity and intuition for accompanying those who are sometimes rather egocentric female or male singers.

She got so much committed to the sound of the piano that she also successfully finished her studies at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin. After that Jenny was offered the chance of continuing her studies in special master-classes for accompanying singers and for improvisation.

In her unlimited love for playing the piano she discovered another related instrument: the accordion. And since then she tries to make use of this extravagant instrument whenever she thinks it is best suited for her purposes.

She considers herself  as someone who prefers to accompany opera singers, singers of classical music but also of musicals and chansons.  And whenever  there is a special possibility she does not mind having the stage for herself as a soloist.

For certain projects Jenny Schäuffelen was in charge of the musical direction. For her it was no problem at all to feel  responsible for the whole musical project. She is well organized herself and so perfectly suited for taking over the role of a self-confident organizer for others. In a certain way it reflects her private role at home: she is head of a family of four persons and fills her role with great intuition and virtuosity.

Jenny Schäuffelen is not afraid at all of Marie Giroux’ charming cheeky texts and even supports her with her dry, prosaic northern character.

For being successful on stage it is always an advantage to have a nice appearance. Those who would like to define the colour blue have to look at Jenny’s deep blue eyes.

Besides music she is characterized by two further passions: They are an obvious weakness for Polkadots, and sweets have no chance of not being eaten with great pleasure.

Marie & Jenny

Marie Giroux and Jenny Schäuffelen met on a yacht on the River Seine. Perhaps one may not believe it, but it must have been love at first sight or in their case: at the first sound of music.

And since then they have had innumerable shows with their first program “Parisian Flair” in the different parts of Germany. And all those shows were very successful, praised by audiences and critics alike.

Marie and Jenny have a huge repertoire of opera music at their disposal. Like all women they love drama with or without a happy end.

Another common feature of the two musicians is their sense of humour, which they regularly show in their performances. Both succeed in being extremely exact and highly professional with their work and if they take refuge to dope the utmost is sweets to keep themselves at high spirits during rehearsals.

Marie and Jenny feel obliged  to share their love of music with the rest of the world.


Our Programms

Parisian Flair

This is the slogan that Marie Giroux has chosen to take her audience to Paris – into the streets and alleys, into the houses, hotels and centre of this unique european metropolis.

Paris – a complete world for itself. Marie Giroux tries to show that Paris has more tourist attractions than the Eiffel Tower or the Louvre Museum and her audience begins to realize how many other possibilities of enjoying the town there really exist.

With their music just as much as with their lyrics the two artists take their audience on an unusual sightseeing tour through the different areas of this wonderful  town.

The Flair of the town becomes more and more vivid  with each new chanson – and always in a different kind of way:  Either there is a touch of irony or flirtation, or it is yearningly or perhaps filled with sadness, but of course sometimes also full of  hope. You can hear songs about (mostly beautiful) girls or (handsome) men, their relationship to each other, their thoughts, their happiness or sufferings.

On this walk through the several parts of Paris you will not only listen to music about the town, but will also receive valuable tips about restaurants, ice cream-bars and many other things as for example  the famous cabarets  “Le chat noir” or “L’ ecluse” in the Quartier Latin. The diverse localities offer an opportunity for partly humorous, partly tragic anecdotes about well- known French singers of chansons.

You will have a chance of seeing the several points of this tour of Paris on a map of the town. The program starts from former singers of chansons like Satie or Poulenc to classical singers like Brel, Barbara, Aznavour or Piaf to at last  the most interesting modern singers of this type of songs. Expect surprises even if you feel acquainted with Montmartre, Les Halles and all the rest of this fabulous capital.

Madame Piaf

They all fell in love with her … all men she met. Some way or the other. That is at least what she herself claimed, the popular celebrity of the French chanson. The small great female singer moulded a whole generation of men – mainly male singers of French chansons of the 20th century – on stage as well as in bed.

Charles Aznavour just as much as Georges Moustaki, Yves Montand or Gilbert Becaud voluntarily became prey of “The Sparrow of Paris”.

She stated that love was the most important thing in her life, but the question is, whether it was not only an illusion of love which Piaf wanted. Her affairs were love affairs, one-night-stands at worst, to affairs which at the utmost lasted up to three years. In a kind of way they were not really serious affairs and never left any deep wounds. It was a kind of rainbow from slightly grey to pitch-black.

But what were they like, those famous lovers, and what was the effect of those affairs on them? It has been maintained that music tells more than thousands of words. And so from a number of well-known or lesser well-known chansons of her lovers between the lines you discover some astonishing truths of what love meant for her – and them.

Cheerfully Marie Giroux gossips and couragesly shows the negative side effects of this otherwise loveable Edith Piaf. And she confronts the audience with details which – you can well rest assured – perhaps some might have preferred never to get into touch with.

Jenny Schäuffelen as the player of the piano/accordion with her profound knowledge of the morally questionable relationship ability of Edith Piaf will try to examine it with academic depth.

But on the whole it will most of all be wonderful music, for the two others are joined by the female cellist Frederique Labbow who with great charm will flavor the whole show and surprisingly also try other instruments.

Non, rien de rien, je ne regrette rien …Has Madame Piaf really not regretted anything at all?

But prepare yourself for something you would not have expected – after the show you will see Madame Piaf with very different eyes.

Second cast at the piano: Nico A. Stabel.

Jazz & more

Was passiert, wenn klassische Musiker auf ein Jazzsaxophon treffen? Sie machen einfach Musik…aber Klassik und Jazz? Geht das überhaupt? Man sagt, dass die Mischung der Gene die schönsten Kinder hervorzaubert…Allein: Gilt das auch für die Musik?

„Ohne Bach kannst Du keinen Jazz spielen“, sagte neulich der Jazzsaxophonist Joshua Redman in einem Interview. Und wenn viele Klassiker Jazz inspiriert haben, gilt es auch anders herum. In einem phantastisch-vielseitigen Programm bieten eine klassische Mezzosopranistin, ein klassischer Tenor und eine klassische Pianistin einem Jazzsaxophonisten Paroli. Nicht im Sinne eines Duells, sondern im Stil von qualitativer Ebenbürtigkeit auf Augenhöhe. Mal im Dialog, mal als Ensemble, mal als Stilbruch. Das Publikum wird auf seiner Tour durch die Genres mit den erstaunlichsten Anekdoten versorgt: über den kreativen Cole Porter und die wahre Geschichte der Entstehung seines „Night and Day“, über die hintergründige Geschichte zur Unterscheidung zwischen Gospel und Negro Spirituals oder über die ganz und gar bemerkenswerte Wirkung der Musik von Mozart auf die Mikroben und ihre Säuberungsarbeit für das Wasser in den Kläranlagen Brandenburgs.

It’s Showtime

The History of the Musical from Broadway to Paris via Vienna and London…You will have a chance of listening to several melodies and duets  from musicals and you will be able to get to know them better by amusing anecdotes about their composers. It is the music that has served to tell the story of racism on a stage, the story of love, or that of the French revolution. And that has long left the stages to become familiar on the radio and television alike.

It is the music of George Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess”, or Leonard Bernstein’s never outdated “West Side Story”, of “Les miserables”, “Kiss me Kate”, “Jesus Christ Superstar”, “Phantom of the Opera” and several others will be among them. And as a lover (and owner) of cats (or is it the other way around) Marie Giroux will surely find some of Andrew Lloyd-Webbers musical memories.

Marie Giroux will take you through the program and will sing in duets with the tenor Joseph Schnurr. Jenny Schäuffelen or Nico A. Stabel  will accompany them on the piano.

A great evening of musicals can be promised.


The most wonderful declarations of love in opera

Love … the most  wonderful minor matter of the world…

From times immemorial love has been the main topic of the opera and musical comedy. The several states of love have been sung about, have been summoned, whispered and also kept secret, so that one has to find out what can be heard between the notes.

By this program your potential of love is to rise beyond measure; and so you will be filled with love yourself, and cheery you will return to your daily routine. We will give you a musical love potion, which you will be able to enjoy without any scruple or restriction.

The mezzo-soprano Marie Giroux and the tenor Joseph Schnurr will present the most wonderful declarations of love of the opera and operetta from works by Mozart, Bizet, Offenbach, Lehar and Rossini. Whether meant for a concert or a dinner – the program will suit every formal occasion.

Marie Giroux will take you through the evening with her charming French accent and her incredible voice. As a kind of cream topping on the program you will enjoy little scenes about love written by authors like Loriot, Tucholsky or others, which will make you smile and laugh.



As we are able to sing all kinds of music, we are willing to consider all your wishes and create personalized programmes – from opera, operetta, chansons and musicals. Simply contact us and we will make sure to satisfy your musical wishes.


Date Programm Time Venue
07.01.2018Neujahrkonzert Oper/OperetteStephanus-Kirche
12.01.2018Pariser FlairSchafstall
Bad Essen
13.01.2018It's ShowtimeRittergut
19.01.2018Madame PiafRingelnatz
20.01.2018Pariser FlairJahnhalle
21.01.2018Pariser FlairSchulzentrum
26.01.2018Madame PiafFenthjer Forum
04.02.2018Pariser Flair
16.02.2018It's ShowtimeKonzertkirche
17.02.2018Ich lade mir gern Gäste ein (Operettengala)Vogtlandhalle
18.02.2018Madame Piaf19:30Staatstheater
24.02.2018Madame Piaf20:00Theater
02.03.2018Showcase Blessur d´amour18:00Haus des Gastes
Ostseebad Wustrow
04.03.2018Preview: Blessur d'amour - das neue Chansonprogramm15:30Hauskonzerte
08.03.2018Madame Piaf20:00Garniers Keller
09.03.2018Pariser Flair20:00Wuderkammer Varieté-Theater
Bergstadt Lautenthal
10.03.2018Pariser Flair20:00Gärtnerei
16.03.2018Pariser Flair20:00Stadtkulturhaus
17.03.2018Madame Piaf20:00Alte Feuerwache
18.03.2018Pariser Flair18:00Kulturzentrum Marstall am Schloss
24.03.2018Geschlossene Veranstaltung20:00
13.04.2018It's Showtime20:00Stadthalle
14.04.2018Pariser Flair20:00
20.04.2018Pariser Flair20:00VHS Forum Kanzlerpalais
25.04.2018Pariser Flair20:00Münzhof
26.04.2018Pariser Flair19:30Kursaal
Bad Säckingen
29.04.2018Die schönsten Liebeserklärungen der Oper und Operette17:00Bürgerhaus
04.05.2018Die Goldene Zeit der UFA19:30Konzertreihe comunidade catolicá em berlim, Aula Edith Stein Schulzentrum
05.05.2018Pariser Flair20:00Silcher - Museum des Schwäbischen Chorverband
13.05.2018Madame Piaf20:00Kulturgut Ulrichshalben
26.05.2018Madame Piaf20:00Waisenstift
27.05.2018Pariser Flair17:00Kulturkreis
01.06.2018It's Showtime20:00Haus des Gastes
Ostseebad Wustrow
02.06.2018It's Showtime20:00Theater
03.06.2018Pariser Flair15:00IGA
07.06.2018Private Veranstaltung19:30
14.06.2018PREMIERE Blessur d‘amour - Anatomie der Liebe20:00Theater
15.06.2018Blessur d´amour20:00Haus des Gastes
Ostseebad Wustrow
16.06.2018Pariser Flair19:30geschlossene Gesellschaft
22.06.2018Berlin-Premiere Blessur d´amour20:00Blackmore´s
23.06.2018Blessur d´amour20:00Blackmore´s
30.06.2018Pariser Flair20:00Burg Holtzbrinck
01.07.2018Pariser Flair20:00Ebneter Kultursommer
14.07.2018Pariser Flair20:00Künste in Haus und Hof
05.08.2018Glanzstunden der Operette20:00
06.08.2018Die schönsten Liebeserklärungen der Oper und Operette20:00Schlosskonzerte
10.08.2018Pariser Flair20:00
11.08.2018Der Glanz der Sterne20:00Klassik-Gala Open Air
16.08.2018Pariser Flair19:00Schloss Friedrichsfelde
22.08.2018Die Goldene Zeit der UFA20:00Haus des Gastes
Ostseebad Wustrow
24.08.2018It's Showtime20:00Hofkonzert Städtisches Museum
08.09.2018Wiener Blut20:00Haus des Gastes
Ostseebad Wustrow
19.09.2018Pariser Flair19:30Rathauskonzerte
21.09.2018Pariser Flair20:00Lutherhaus
22.09.2018Pariser Flair20:00Bürgerhaus
23.09.2018Pariser Flair20:00C.ulturgut
29.09.2018Pariser Flair17:00Schloss Schwarzenberg
30.09.2018Madame Piaf20:00Haus des Gastes
Ostseebad Wustrow
05.10.2018Pariser Flair20:00Rathaus
06.10.2018Madame Piaf20:00
07.10.2018Madame Piaf18:30Kulturbahnhof
10.10.2018Die schönsten Liebeserklärungen der Oper und Operette19:30Rathaus
13.10.2018Blessur d´amour18:00Schloss Friedrichsfelde
19.10.2018It's Showtime20:00Kurzentrum
20.10.2018Madame Piaf20:00Kurtheater
Bad Liebenstein
25.10.2018It's Showtime20:00Priesterkate
27.10.2018Pariser Flair20:00Golfclub
30.10.2018Französische Chansons19:00Schleswig-Holsteinische Landesvertretung
03.11.2018It's Showtime20:00Burglichtspiele
10.11.2018Pariser Flair19:00Villa Weigang
15.11.2018Pariser Flair19:30Schloss Schlettau
16.11.2018Pariser Flair20:00Friedenskirche
22.11.2018Pariser Flair20:30Café Amadeo
24.11.2018Pariser Flair Dinnertheater19:00Westfälisches Landestheater
01.12.2018Pariser Flair20:00Kulturkeller
07.12.2018Französisches Dinner19:00Mocca Bar
Bad Essen
28.12.2018Glanzstunden der Operette20:00Theater
29.12.2018Die Goldene Zeit der UFA20:00Theater
31.12.2018Silvester-Gala mit Kammerorchester Oper/Operetten/Musicals15:30Theater
31.12.2018Silvester-Gala mit Kammerorchester Oper/Operetten/Musicals19:30Theater
Date Programm Time Venue
12.01.2019Die Goldene Zeit der UFA20:00Schloss
18.01.2019It's Showtime20:00Rathauskonzert
25.01.2019Blessur d‘amour - Anatomie der Liebe20:00Jahnhalle
26.01.2019Pariser Flair20:00Haus Augberg
03.02.2019Die Goldene Zeit der UFA20:00Orangerie
27.02.2019Madame Piaf20:00Empore
08.03.2019Pariser Flair19:30Krummes Haus
15.03.2019Pariser Flair20:00KuB
06.04.2019Wiener Blut - Glanzstunden der Operette20:00Kulturzentrum Das Haus
Altes Lager
11.05.2019Madame Piaf20:00
14.07.2019Pariser Flair20:00
Frankenberg (Sachsen)
19.09.2019Pariser Flair20:00Kulturforum Unterschleißheim
Date Programm Time Venue



  • Angelina in der Oper “Cenerentola” von G.Rossini an der Oper von Hannover
  • Lucy in der “Dreigroschenoper” von K.Weill/ B.Brecht in der Kulturbrauerei Berlin
  • Hänsel in “Hänsel und Gretel” von Humperdinck auf dem Malta Arts Festival und im Admiralspalast Berlin
  • 2te und 3te Dame in der “Zauberflöte” von Mozart, Stadttheater Soest, “Die Zauberflöte in der U Bahn”, Regie C.Hagel, Berlin
  • Nedda in “Die drei Wünsche” von B. Martinù (Uraufführung in Deutsch) in der UFA Fabrik Berlin
  • Christine/Madame Sorelli/Carlotta im “Phantom der Oper” auf Europatournee
  • “Carmen”, Theaterforum Kreuzberg, Berlin
  • Galas und Konzerte in der Philharmonie Berlin, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Philharmonie München, Philharmonie Hamburg, Alte Oper Erfurt, Oper Görlitz


  • Angelina in der Oper “Cenerentola” von G.Rossini an der Oper von Hannover
  • Lucy in der “Dreigroschenoper” von K.Weill/ B.Brecht in der Kulturbrauerei Berlin
  • Hänsel in “Hänsel und Gretel” von Humperdinck auf dem Malta Arts Festival und im Admiralspalast Berlin
  • 2te und 3te Dame in der “Zauberflöte” von Mozart, Stadttheater Soest, “Die Zauberflöte in der U Bahn”, Regie C.Hagel, Berlin
  • Nedda in “Die drei Wünsche” von B. Martinù (Uraufführung in Deutsch) in der UFA Fabrik Berlin
  • Christine/Madame Sorelli/Carlotta im “Phantom der Oper” auf Europatournee
  • “Carmen”, Theaterforum Kreuzberg, Berlin
  • Galas und Konzerte in der Philharmonie Berlin, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Philharmonie München, Philharmonie Hamburg, Alte Oper Erfurt, Oper Görlitz


  • Angelina in der Oper “Cenerentola” von G.Rossini an der Oper von Hannover
  • Lucy in der “Dreigroschenoper” von K.Weill/ B.Brecht in der Kulturbrauerei Berlin
  • Hänsel in “Hänsel und Gretel” von Humperdinck auf dem Malta Arts Festival und im Admiralspalast Berlin
  • 2te und 3te Dame in der “Zauberflöte” von Mozart, Stadttheater Soest, “Die Zauberflöte in der U Bahn”, Regie C.Hagel, Berlin
  • Nedda in “Die drei Wünsche” von B. Martinù (Uraufführung in Deutsch) in der UFA Fabrik Berlin
  • Christine/Madame Sorelli/Carlotta im “Phantom der Oper” auf Europatournee
  • “Carmen”, Theaterforum Kreuzberg, Berlin
  • Galas und Konzerte in der Philharmonie Berlin, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Philharmonie München, Philharmonie Hamburg, Alte Oper Erfurt, Oper Görlitz


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