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

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

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.

Programs

Our Programms

Pariser Flair

Imagine you are in Paris and you have the best guided tour you could imagine, not only in the double-decker and voice from the tape. but musical, culinary and much more!

The duo Pariser Flair, the French opera singer and long-time Parisian by choice Marie Giroux and the North German pearl of the Baltic Sea, the pianist and accordionist Jenny Schäuffelen, invite you on such a very special journey, both expertly and extremely charmingly. From Aznavour to Piaf via Brel and Becaud, you will hear the great classics of French chanson on this tour and get to know them better, but also get all kinds of interesting tips about Paris.

The ladies leave no stone unturned. So you will not be immune to surprises and imponderables: You will get to know Paris from all sides, from the latest interesting sex toys and entrance fees in the establishments of the red light district Pigalle to the exquisite culinary delights such as the raspberry macaroons from Ladurée.

Of course, the two elegant city guides also provide cultural recommendations, but the gourmets among you won’t get their money’s worth at the same time, with insider tips on gastronomy.

On your tour along the Seine and through the neighbourhoods, you will sometimes be challenged yourself: At times, you will have to guess thoroughly astonishing connections, at other times you will be encouraged to dance. On this very special tour, don’t be surprised if you suddenly find yourself dancing a famous Parisian tango. To round off the programme, you as a guest will receive a small tour guide with all the tips and addresses that you will have become acquainted with en passant during this extraordinary evening. And without your feet hurting during this city tour. On your next visit to Paris, you can try everything!

“So, Mesdames et Messieurs, get on board! Our Tour de Paris is about to start…”

Madame Piaf

Throughout her life, Édith Piaf never shied away from the naked truth. Those who were never wrapped in cotton wool themselves are not prone to transfiguration. In her new programme “Madame Piaf”, Marie Giroux approaches the diva as she herself would have done: relentlessly and unpretentiously – but with much more charm and humour than Piaf herself was able to radiate.

And it hardly needs more than Giroux’s introduction to guess that here a French chanson singer is immersing herself in the life of another, much more famous chanson singer in a thoroughly surprising way to present the other, lesser-known side of Piaf. “I have sagging breasts and a small, flat bottom,” Giroux quotes Piaf right at the beginning, “but I get the men anyway.”

In a conservative black costume, she leans casually against the grand piano. She winks at the phrase with her left eye. Her whole face smiles amidst the long wild blonde curls. She is clearly taller than Édith Piaf once was at 1.47 metres. And the fact that Giroux, actually a mezzo-soprano, is not describing herself with this sentence is easily recognised at first glance. The evenings that promise a homage to the great Édith Piaf usually play out in the predictable realm – a round of often sad songs, somewhere between life in pink and no regrets. The evenings sometimes approach the famous original more, sometimes less. When things are going well, the audience almost only misses that typical crackling of old shellac treasures that distinguishes the original from the plagiarism. Almost.

Many artists try their hand at the rich repertoire of the great Piaf, who had sung over 3000 songs in her lifetime when she died in October 1963. Especially this year, when the greatest chanson singer of all time would have celebrated her 100th birthday, Piaf programmes are enjoying great popularity. But while most people just routinely string together La vie en rose, Milord and Non, je ne regrette rien, Marie Giroux, with pianist Jenny Schäuffelen and cellist Frédérique Labbow, offers her audience an extraordinary excursion through the life of the famous and infamous, celebrated and feared Piaf. It’s not about how Piaf was abandoned by her birth mother shortly after birth, neglected by one grandmother and raised in a brothel by the other. It is not about her alcoholic, violent father, the early death of her only daughter or the murder of her mentor. With Labbow’s support, Giroux and Schäuffelen discuss with wit and repartee no less authentic external views of Piaf’s tragedy-ridden life: they devote themselves to the numerous love affairs and their benefits for the great little Piaf. It’s all about getting along anyway.

That sounds like a dangerous tightrope walk. After all, rousing stage entertainment can justifiably be considered great art. After all, it’s about successfully reconciling contradictions: An artist must meet the expectations of the audience in terms of content, at best he may exceed them, but at the same time he must surprise them. The trio Giroux, Schäuffelen and Labbow, who also tour alongside Tim Bendzko and Andreas Bourani, succeed in this inimitably. The three music university graduates prove their impressive versatility with “Madame Piaf”, both in their sensitive and refreshing arrangements of the chansons with surprising instrument changes and in the originality with which they take on the men and women who lined the path of Piaf’s life.

Sometimes they were already famous themselves, boxers or cyclists or Marlene Dietrich, sometimes they became so in the wake of the little charismatic singer. And so Giroux surprises her audience in “Unmasking a Diva” with the great men of the chanson, from Charles Aznavour, Piaf’s former private secretary, to Gilbert Bécaud, Yves Montand, Georges Moustaki, who wrote Milord for Piaf, to Jacques Pills and Johnny Hallyday, the French soft rocker who wasn’t even helped by the fact that he was actually still under puppy protection when he met Piaf.

The new Piaf programme shows how Giroux studied Piaf intensively for six months in order to put together an amusing evening’s entertainment without unnecessary prudery but with expertise that is not musically rousing alone. Swept away my loves and all their whining, swept away forever,” Piaf sang in her most famous chanson, “I start from scratch, for my life, my happiness begin today with you.”

Madame Piaf

Throughout her life, Édith Piaf has never shied away from the naked truth. Those who have never been wrapped in absorbent cotton themselves are not inclined to transfiguration. In this respect, Marie Giroux approaches the diva in her new program “Madame Piaf” in the same way as she herself would probably have done: relentlessly and unpretentiously – only with considerably more charm and humor than Piaf herself knew how to radiate. And it takes little more than Giroux’s moderation to guess that here a French chanson singer dives into the life of another, even more famous chanson singer in a quite surprising way to present the other, less known side of the Piaf. “I have sagging breasts and a small, flat bottom,” the Giroux quotes the Piaf right at the beginning, “but I get the men anyway.

In a conservative black costume she leans casually against the piano. She blinks with her left eye during the sentence. Her whole face smiles amidst the long wild blonde curls. She is significantly taller than Édith Piaf with her 1.47 meters it once was. And also the fact that Giroux, actually a mezzo-soprano, does not describe herself with the phrase, can be seen at first glance. The evenings that promise to pay homage to the great Édith Piaf usually take place in the predictable realm – a roundel of often sad songs, somewhere between life in pink and nothing regret. The evenings approach the famous original sometimes more, sometimes less. If it runs optimally, the audience almost only misses that typical crackling of old shellac treasures, which distinguishes the original from the plagiarism. Almost.

Many female artists try their hand at the rich repertoire of the great Piaf, who had sung over 3000 songs in her lifetime when she died in October 1963. Especially this year, in which the probably greatest chanson singer of all times would have celebrated her 100th birthday, Piaf programs enjoy great popularity. But while most of them routinely string together only La vie en rose, Milord and Non, je ne regrette rien, Marie Giroux with pianist Jenny Schäuffelen and cellist Frédérique Labbow offers her audience an extraordinary excursion through the life of the famous and notorious, celebrated and feared Piaf.

It is not about how Piaf was abandoned by her biological mother shortly after birth, neglected by one of her grandmothers and raised in a brothel by the other. It is not about her father, who was prone to violent excesses and addicted to alcoholism, the early death of her only daughter or the murder of her mentor. With the support of Labbow, Giroux and Schäuffelen discuss with wit and witty repartee no less authentic views of Piaf’s life, which is steeped in tragedy: they devote themselves to the numerous loves and their benefits for big little Piaf. It’s about getting anyway.

That sounds like a dangerous tightrope walk. After all, rousing stage entertainment can justifiably be considered a great art. It is all about successfully reconciling contradictions: An artist has to meet the expectations of the audience in terms of content, at best he may exceed them, but at the same time he has to surprise them. The trio Giroux, Schäuffelen and Labbow, who are also touring alongside Tim Bendzko and Andreas Bourani, succeed in this inimitably. In “Madame Piaf”, the three music college graduates prove their impressive versatility, both through sensitive and refreshing original arrangements of the chansons with surprising instrumental changes and in the originality with which they take on the men and women who lined the path of Piaf’s life.

Sometimes they themselves were already famous, boxers or cyclists or Marlene Dietrich, sometimes they became it in the wake of the little charismatic singer. And so Giroux surprises her audience in the “unmasking of a diva” with the great men of the chanson, from Charles Aznavour, Piaf’s former private secretary, to Gilbert Bécaud, Yves Montand, Georges Moustaki, who wrote for Piaf Milord, to Jacques Pills and Johnny Hallyday, the French soft rocker, who was not even helped by the fact that he actually still fell under puppy protection when he met Piaf. The new Piaf program shows how Giroux has studied the Piaf intensively for over half a year in order to put together an amusing evening entertainment without unnecessary prudery but with expertise, which is not only musically rousing. Swept away my love affairs and all their whining, swept away forever”, sang the Piaf in her most famous chanson, “I start from zero, because my life, my happiness begin today with you”.

It’s showtime!

An unforgettable evening in the style of New York Broadway full of glamour and glamour

It’s showtime! We lay the most beautiful hits of the musical at your feet, with a pinch of humor, expert anecdotes and surprising backgrounds… Follow the invitation of a mezzo-soprano, a tenor and a pianist, who will solemnly serve you the best of everything on a silver platter – a veritable five-star gourmet gourmet program consisting of Cats, Phantom of the Opera, Elisabeth, Les Misérables, West Side Story and many other world-famous shows… You can become weak and this
give in to musical temptation without any regrets!

From the origins of the musical to the most modern works, the trio paints an irresistibly colorful musical arc, sometimes quietly and lovingly, sometimes lively and swinging. You will learn en passant about the risks of the composer Leonard Bernstein’s audience with Pope Paul IV and about the pets and the housekeeper of his colleague Andrew Lloyd Webber, who must be allowed to have a decisive influence on the work. And about the indestructibility of Cole Porter’s mother wit. One could justifiably speak of a handkerchief-laden spectacle, since it cannot be completely ruled out that you will be overwhelmed by your emotions. We are looking forward to an unforgettable evening in the style of New York Broadway and London’s West End, not to mention Paris and Vienna, an evening full of glamour and glamour! We look forward to seeing you!

Femmes Fatales

– Heroines of freedom –

Marie Giroux, singing
Sylke Hannasky, acting
Jenny Schäuffelen, piano

Come in, noble ladies and gentlemen, dare to enter our Salon der Femmes extraordinaires.
What makes us special, you ask yourself? Take a look before you hear us. Ah, beautiful and dangerous at the same time, you say, is that what makes a femme fatale, in your opinion? Well, yes, you are right. On the one hand. And yet on the other hand, it is far too little to describe us…. seductive – seditious, political – provocative, passionate – passionate, convincing – underestimated, committed – refined, attractive? …No adjective is good enough to do justice to the truth.
From the first moment when Eve gave you men the apple, we knew that we had to be to blame for everything… But you shouldn’t confuse apple with pear – whose eroticism you, too, will appreciate no less in our program…
God knows how many battles we have fought, even won battles that were actually doomed to failure. But no price was too high for us to impose our ideals and convictions, sometimes loudly, sometimes subtly, as we women are. Voting rights, self-determination, financial and sexual independence – nothing was simply given to us.
From Eva and Cleopatra to Beate Uhse and Emmeline Pankhurst, Josephine Baker and Marie Curie, we will lovingly reveal some of the secrets of these femmes fatales without exposing them.
Among other things, you will learn why the English Sufragettes were true fashion experts apart from their political commitment, and what Cleopatra had to do with vibrators.
We – a charming Conferenciere, a cleaning-crazy sensitive pianist and a “moussing” chanteuse – present musical and literary portraits of some of our sisters who gave women a great deal of freedom and equality.
After all, isn’t the woman the better half of humanity? Don’t be sad, dear men, because even among you there will at least be consensus: We women are always more fascinating …

Ensemble Spreegold

“Music is the voice that tells us that man is better than he thinks.” Napoleon Bonaparte

Where politics is not always successful, we as an international ensemble want to be peacemakers with our music, using bows, keys and voices. We want to build bridges not only between classical and classical music, but also between people and cultures, to be ambassadors for more togetherness and for more solidarity and respect.

From classical to jazz and klezmer to swing, operetta, chanson and musicals, with “Die Gala” you will experience a special event with many different facets, from light to profound, which will perhaps move you to tears, but will also sometimes encourage you to dance.

The Ensemble Spreegold consists of international classically trained musicians from Berlin, who are on the road in various genres and who would like to make a difference with their music.

A musical journey around the world from Paris to Vienna via Budapest or Buenos Aires and New York, stimulatingly presented by the Duo Pariser Flair.

Look forward to an eclectic musical gala evening!

The Galas

Where politics is not always successful, we as an international ensemble want to be peacemakers with our music, with bows, keys and voices. We want to build bridges not only between classical and classical music, but also between people and cultures, to be ambassadors for more togetherness and for more solidarity and respect.

From classical to jazz and klezmer to swing, operetta, chanson and musicals, with “Die Gala” you will experience a special event with many different facets, from light to profound, which will perhaps move you to tears, but will also sometimes encourage you to dance.
The Ensemble Spreegold consists of international classically trained musicians from Berlin, who are on the road in various genres and who would like to make a difference with their music.

A musical journey around the world from Paris to Vienna via Budapest or Buenos Aires and New York, stimulatingly presented by the Duo Pariser Flair.
You can look forward to a varied musical gala evening!

“The Gala” is suitable for almost any occasion: as a New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day gala, as an open-air or concert event, and much more.
We can discuss the focus of the presentation with you individually.

Pariser Flair à trois

“Mesdames et Messieurs, demandez le Programme! Notre visite de Paris va commencer!”

Imagine you’re in Paris and you have the best guided tour you could imagine, not only in the double-decker and voice from the tape. But also musically, culinary and much more!

The duo Pariser Flair, the French opera singer and long-time Parisian by choice Marie Giroux and the North German pearl of the Baltic Sea, the pianist and accordionist Jenny Schäuffelen, invite you on such a very special journey, both expertly and extremely charmingly. From Aznavour to Piaf via Brel and Becaud, you will hear the great classics of French chanson on this tour and get to know them better, but also get all kinds of interesting tips about Paris.

The ladies don’t leave out any area. So you will not be immune to surprises and imponderables: You’ll get to know Paris from all sides, from the latest most interesting sex toys and admission prices in the establishments of the Pigalle red light district to exquisite culinary delights such as Ladurée’s raspberry macaroons. Of course, the two elegant city guides will also give cultural recommendations, without the gourmets among you not getting their money’s worth at the same time, and insider tips on gastronomy.

On your tour along the Seine and through the quarters, you will also be challenged at times: Sometimes you will have to guess thoroughly astonishing connections, sometimes you will be encouraged to dance. On this very special tour, don’t be surprised if you suddenly find yourself dancing a famous Parisian tango.

To round off the programme, you as a guest will receive a small tour guide with all the tips and addresses that you will have become acquainted with en passant during this extraordinary evening. And without your feet hurting during this city tour. You can then try out everything on your next visit to Paris!

“So Mesdames et Messieurs get on board! Our Tour de Paris is about to start….” 

Christmas Gala

Markt und Straßen steh´n verlassen,
Still erleuchtet jedes Haus,
Sinnend geh´ ich durch die Gassen,
alles sieht so festlich aus. (…)
Wie so weit und still die Welt!
Sterne hoch die Kreise schlingen,
Aus des Schnees Einsamkeit
Steigt´s wie wunderbares Singen –
O du gnadenreiche Zeit!
– Joseph von Eichendorff –

Weihnachten ist eine besinnliche Zeit, alles und jeder hält inne, und es leuchten tausend Lichter im Dunkeln…die Zeit der Kerzen,Kugeln, Kränze, Geschichten und Geschenke… Auch wir haben für Sie ein ganz besonderes Präsent. Wir bescheren Ihnen die schönsten Sterne des Universums: von Zimtsternen über Seesterne, Sterneköche, Sternzeichen, Sterntaler und Schneesterne, aber auch natürlich Weihnachtssterne und vieles mehr. Und wir erzählen von dem Zauber dieser einzelnen Sterne, die – wenn es Christkind das will – Sie dann das ganze Jahr im Herzen begleiten und über Sie wachen werden – bis zum nächsten- Weihnachtsfeste.

Wir schmücken dam it einen ganz und gar völlig ungewöhnlichen Weihnachtsbaum und hoffen, dass ganz zum Schluss gar Sterne in Ihren Augen glänzen mögen. Musikalisch untermalen die Sternfeen Anne Görner (Sopran), Marie Giroux (Mezzosopran und Querflöte) und Jenny Schäuffelen (Klavier) diese Sternstunden mit lieblichen Weihnachtsklassikern aus aller Welt wie unter anderen Stille Nacht, den Sternen von Schubert aber auch Jingle Bells, Cantique de Noël oder der italienische Klassiker Tu scendi delle Stelle. Und mit diesen festlichen Klängen werden Sie – hoffentlich – dem Zauber der Sternen verfallen…

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.

Die goldene Zeit der UFA

“I know that one day a miracle will happen, and then a thousand fairy tales will come true.

The Ufa film and music industry and its dazzling stars have shaped an epoch. A cheerful and state-sponsored art, but one that developed in a dark time, as finely as nastily orchestrated by Joseph Goebbels, the so-called Reichsminister for Popular Enlightenment and Propaganda. He was aware that the people needed rest from the daily war-mongering and leader indoctrination, and that non-political entertainment was suitable for that purpose. Music, operetta and revue films therefore experienced a pronounced boom in the thirties and forties. Lilian Harvey and Willy Fritsch, Marika Rökk and Johannes Heesters, Hans Albers, IlseWerner and Zarah Leander offered the audience glamour and glamour. They let them forget their world falling into ruins for a few hours. But how does that fit together? Can real music and art be created under censorship?

Some artists, such as Zarah Leander, knew how to balance the scales: At a party she met the Nazi propaganda boss Joseph Goebbels. He asked her dangerously ironic: “Zarah … Is that not a Jewish name?” “Oh, maybe,” said the actress, “but what about Josef?” “Hmmm… yes, yes, a good answer,” Goebbels replied. But even an abuse, no matter what kind, motivation or system, can neither rob art of its character nor spoil its innermost core in his sense. And it is clear that the film music of the UFA and its songs are real art: They have lost none of their shine and remain very popular. We offer a charming and nostalgic musical revue of the Ufa era and draw a portrait of an ambivalent epoch … Welcome to the salon of Zarah Leander…

Blessur d’Amour

There have long been a wide variety of emergency pharmacies for physical injuries, and each of us has one. But what about injuries to the heart? There we are often left in the lurch, in the truest sense of the word…. That’s why we’ve decided to put together a little first-aid kit of comfort, “tout en Chanson”, and promise a quick effect and relief of symptoms. We have undertaken nothing less than to get to the bottom of the mystery of love and to examine its various facets.

We draw from the French chansong heritage of Sardou, Becaud, Aznavour, Ferré and many more and look for answers: Can you fall in love with a guitar or even a piece of clothing, and is its loss painful?

Does chocolate help against lovesickness or is chocolate ice cream better? And if so, which brand? Can one love be replaced by another as a placebo? Like sweetener instead of sugar? Can the heart be deceived? Does passion really have to be, and if so, how much? Is it possible to fall out of love, and is there a collection point for ex-lovers? Or do you have to hire a clearing-out company? No matter what questions you have about love, with us you may not be cured, but at least you will be helped. And since we don’t have a leaflet you don’t need to ask your doctor or pharmacist about risks and side effects… But we guarantee charm, wit, voices,
piano, guitar, accordion and a lot of heart and soul…

The Gala

Where politics is not always successful, we as an international ensemble with our music want to be peacemakers with bows, keys and voices. We want to build bridges not only between classical and serious music, but also between people and cultures, we want to be ambassadors for more togetherness and for more solidarity and respect.

From classical music to jazz and klezmer to swing, operetta, chanson and musicals, with “Die Gala” you will experience a special event with many different facets, from light to profound, which will perhaps move you to tears, but also animate you to dance.
The Ensemble Spreegold consists of international classically trained musicians from Berlin, who are travelling in different genres and who would like to make a difference with their music.

A musical journey around the world from Paris to Vienna via Budapest or Buenos Aires and New York, stimulatingly moderated by the duo Paris Flair.
Look forward to a versatile musical gala evening!

“The Gala” is suitable for almost every occasion: as a New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Gala, as an open air or concert event and much more.
We can discuss the focus of the moderation with you individually.

Wiener Blut

“The operetta audience is an operetta race: the race of people who are always happy, always in a good mood”. Franz Lehár

Imagine you were in Vienna at the turn of the century at the wedding of the operetta… It was the time when the Soubrettes were praised not only for their vocal qualities, but also because they were extremely freely presented. And the worried Émile Zola even said that one should strangle the operetta like a harmful animal….

But if one forgets morality, then it lives itself completely uninhibitedly! Unfortunately, in the next few hours it will not always be politically correct, but it will be amusing in any case when Ralph Benatzky bows down in front of a rainy window pane out of vanity or when Emmerich Kálmán is mistaken for Franz Lehár at the customs office… This and much more awaits you this evening. You will also learn interesting facts about the fashion of the time, the secrets of Sachertorte and the Viennese waltz. It will be musically elegant and refined, with many icing on the cake and delicacies in the form of arias, melodies and duets – from Strauss and Stolz to Lehár and Offenbach – in the most beautiful vocal colors of a mezzo-soprano and a tenor…

Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of operetta and take a look behind the scenes of that time with us!

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.

 

Der Zauber der Sterne

Markt und Straßen steh´n verlassen,
Still erleuchtet jedes Haus,
Sinnend geh´ ich durch die Gassen,
alles sieht so festlich aus. (…)
Wie so weit und still die Welt!
Sterne hoch die Kreise schlingen,
Aus des Schnees Einsamkeit
Steigt´s wie wunderbares Singen –
O du gnadenreiche Zeit!
– Joseph von Eichendorff –

Weihnachten ist eine besinnliche Zeit, alles und jeder hält inne, und es leuchten tausend Lichter im Dunkeln…die Zeit der Kerzen,Kugeln, Kränze, Geschichten und Geschenke… Auch wir haben für Sie ein ganz besonderes Präsent. Wir bescheren Ihnen die schönsten Sterne des Universums: von Zimtsternen über Seesterne, Sterneköche, Sternzeichen, Sterntaler und Schneesterne, aber auch natürlich Weihnachtssterne und vieles mehr. Und wir erzählen von dem Zauber dieser einzelnen Sterne, die – wenn es Christkind das will – Sie dann das ganze Jahr im Herzen begleiten und über Sie wachen werden – bis zum nächsten- Weihnachtsfeste.

Wir schmücken dam it einen ganz und gar völlig ungewöhnlichen Weihnachtsbaum und hoffen, dass ganz zum Schluss gar Sterne in Ihren Augen glänzen mögen. Musikalisch untermalen die Sternfeen Anne Görner (Sopran), Marie Giroux (Mezzosopran und Querflöte) und Jenny Schäuffelen (Klavier) diese Sternstunden mit lieblichen Weihnachtsklassikern aus aller Welt wie unter anderen Stille Nacht, den Sternen von Schubert aber auch Jingle Bells, Cantique de Noël oder der italienische Klassiker Tu scendi delle Stelle. Und mit diesen festlichen Klängen werden Sie – hoffentlich – dem Zauber der Sternen verfallen…

Agenda

Date Programm Time Venue
01.01.2024Neujahrsgala mit Ensemble SpreegoldTheater
Putbus
01.01.2024Neujahrsgala mit Ensemble SpreegoldTheater
Putbus
13.01.2024Die schönsten Liebeserklärungen der Oper und OperetteParksaal
Bad Salzhausen
14.01.2024Die schönsten Liebeserklärungen der Oper und OperetteBrentano-Scheune
Oestrich-Winkel
26.01.2024Blessur d´amourStadthalle Balingen
28.01.2024Blessur d'amourZehntscheuer
Münsingen
30.01.2024It‘s ShowtimePriesterkate
Büchen
11.02.2024Pariser FlairKönigsmarcksaal
Stade
15.02.2024Pariser FlairEhemalige Synagoge
Gelnhausen
17.02.2024Pariser Flair Günter-Bimmerle-Halle
Oppenau
23.02.2024It's ShowtimeBahnhof
Rahden
25.02.2024It’s ShowtimeStadtaula
Billerbeck
08.03.2024Femmes FatalesTheater Forum Alte Werft
Papenburg
14.03.2024Blessur d‘amourKleinkunstkeller
Bietigheim-Bissingen
15.03.2024Pariser FlairKurhaus
Waldbronn
23.03.2024Pariser FlairTheater Meißen
30.03.2024Wiener BlutKursaal
Bad Lauchstädt
06.04.2024Pariser FlairStadttheater
Heide
07.04.2024Pariser FlairStadttheater
Cuxhaven
12.04.2024It's ShowtimeHotel Zum Lindenhof
Gotha
19.04.2024Blessur d'amourForum
Seon (Schweiz)
26.04.2024Pariser Flair Residenz
Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz
27.04.2024Pariser FlairKulturforum
Mindelheim
04.05.2024Pariser FlairKult-X Erich-Kästner-Realschule
Steinheim an der Murr
05.05.2024Pariser FlairStadthalle
Eislingen/Fils
06.05.2024Pariser FlairForum
Peine
12.05.2024Pariser FlairKulturkirche
Gut Saathain
15.05.2024Madame PiafFischlandhaus
Ostseebad Wustrow
16.05.2024Pariser Flair Schloß
Wandsbek/Hamburg
17.05.2024Madame PiafKulturwerk
Nienburg
18.05.2024Pariser Flair (geschlossene Veranstaltung)Max-Ernst-Museum
Brühl
19.05.2024Pariser Flair Königliches Theater
Bad Wildbad
24.05.2024It’s ShowtimeKulturschmiede
Sassenburg
26.05.2024Pariser FlairKurhausheater
Bad Bramstedt
08.06.2024Wiener BlutComödienhaus
Bad Liebenstein
09.06.2024Wiener BlutAuferstehungskirche
Arnsberg
22.06.2024Poseidon und die Plastiksee20:00Gemeindesaal der Auenkirche
Berlin-Wilmersdorf
24.06.2024Pariser Flair13:00Inthega Theatermarkt Stand 6.24
Bielefeld
25.06.2024Pariser Flair10:00Inthega Theatermarkt Stand 6.24
Bielefeld
04.07.2024Poseidon und die Plastiksee18:00Staatstheater
Kassel
06.07.2024Pariser Flair18:00Quellensommer24 Open Air
Bad Vilbel
12.07.2024Pariser Flair20:00Anhäuser Mühle
Monsheim
13.07.2024Pariser Flair18:00Forum Alte Post
Pirmasens
17.07.2024It's Showtime19:00Bühne im Obstgarten
Ostseebad Wustrow
19.07.2024Pariser Flair19:00Klostergarten Maria Hilf
Bühl
20.07.2024Best of Pariser Flair19:00Kulturbahnhof Mittenwald
21.07.2024Die Goldene Zeit der Ufa19:30König-Albert-Theater
Bad Elster
26.07.2024Pariser Flair20:00Kultursommer Open Air Schloss Salder, Mühlengarten
Salzgitter
27.07.2024Pariser Flair20:00Schlosshof Open Air
Urbach
31.07.2024Die goldene Zeit der UFA19:30Open Air
Friedrichsdorf
03.08.2024It's Showtime19:00Kultursommer Open Air
Vlotho
29.08.2024It‘s Showtime20:00Naturbühne
Trebgast
04.09.2024Blessur d'amour19:00Fischlandhaus
Ostseebad Wustrow
06.09.2024Blessur d‘amour20:00Pumpwerk
Wilhelmshaven
13.09.2024Die schönsten Liebeserklärungen der Oper und Operette20:00Eutiner Festspiele - Schloß
Eutin
14.09.2024It’s showtime - Best of Musicals20:00Eutiner Festspiele - Schloß
Eutin
20.09.2024Pariser Flair20:00Klosterhof
Lauffen am Neckar
21.09.2024Pariser Flair19:30Käch-Schüür
Oberdorf/SUI
08.10.2024Pariser Flair20:00StadtHaus
Burgdorf
12.10.2024Madame Piaf19:30Herzogenburg
Dingolfing
17.10.2024Blessur d'amour20:00Stadthalle
Erkelenz
19.10.2024Die goldene Zeit der UFA19:30Anni-Pickert-Grund-und-Mittelschule
Poing
25.10.2024Die Goldene Zeit der Ufa20:00Prinz-Max-Saal
Salem
26.10.2024It’s Showtime20:00Klosterschüer Ofteringen
Wutöschingen
02.11.2024It‘s Showtime19:30Theater
Hildburghausen
07.11.2024Pariser Flair20:00Altes Kaufhaus
Landau
08.11.2024Pariser Flair 20:00Theater am Spital
Leonberg
09.11.2024Pariser Flair20:00Kulturhaus Fronfeste
Roding
14.11.2024Pariser Flair19:00Friedrich-Wolf-Theater
Eisenhüttenstadt
15.11.2024Pariser Flair20:00Medienzentrum
Ratingen
17.11.2024Pariser Flair18:00Stadthalle
Boppard
22.11.2024Pariser Flair20:00Stadthalle
Rastatt
23.11.2024It‘s Showtime20:00Stadthalle
Gernsbach
30.11.2024Zauber der Sterne20:00Hotel am Rathaus
Ostseebad Schönberg
06.12.2024Mixshow20:00Theatersaal
Langenhagen
07.12.2024Zauber der Sterne19:30Schloss
Ballenstedt
13.12.2024Zauber der Sterne 20:00Zehntscheuer
Köngen
14.12.2024Zauber der Sterne17:00Aula der Humboldtschule
Halver
18.12.2024Zauber der Sterne20:00Haus der Kultur
Waldkraiburg
19.12.2024Zauber der Sterne19:30KulTurm
Wehr
20.12.2024Zauber der Sterne 20:00Schloss
Ettlingen
22.12.2024Zauber der Sterne16:00Schlossgut
Altlandsberg
26.12.2024Die Weihnachtsgala19:30Jesus Christus Kirche
Bad Rothenfelde
31.12.2024Silvestergala mit Ensemble Spreegold15:30Theater
Putbus
31.12.2024Silvestergala mit Ensemble Spreegold 19:30Theater
Putbus
31.12.2024Silvestergala mit Ensemble Spreegold22:30Theater
Putbus
Date Programm Time Venue
01.01.2025Neujahrsgala mit Ensemble Spreegold16:00Theater
Putbus
01.01.2025Neujahrsgala mit Ensemble Spreegold19:30Theater
Putbus
06.01.2025Neujahrsgala mit Ensemble Spreegold17:00Stadttheater
Kaufbeuren
07.01.2025Neujahrsgala Ensemble Spreegold20:00Stadthalle
Schopfheim
11.01.2025Neujahrkonzert Ensemble Spreegold19:30Wittelsbacher Schloss
Friedberg
12.01.2025Neujahrkonzert Ensemble Spreegold11:00Wittelsbacher Schloss
Friedberg
17.01.2025Neujahrsgala mit Ensemble Spreegold19:30Kurtheater
Bad Salzuflen
01.02.2025Pariser Flair20:00Theater
Nordhausen
02.02.2025Poseidon und die Plastiksee16:00
Köthen
06.02.2025Poseidon und die Plastiksee18:00Bürgerhaus
Velbert
14.02.2025It's Showtime20:00Festsäle
Peine
15.02.2025It's Showtime19:30Bürgerhaus
Gudensberg
28.02.2025Poseidon und die Plastiksee19:30Theater
Staßfurt
02.03.2025Pariser Flair 19:00Theaterscheune des Staatstheaters
Cottbus
08.03.2025Femmes Fatales 20:00Kulturwerk
Nienburg
09.03.2025Femmes Fatales19:30Brentanoscheune
Oestrich-Winkel
15.03.2025Pariser Flair20:00Theatersaal
Langenhagen
21.03.2025Pariser Flair19:30Neues Globe
Schwäbisch Hall
23.03.2025Pariser Flair17:00Schloss
Meßkirch
26.03.2025Pariser Flair20:00Theater
Hameln
29.03.2025It's Showtime19:30Theater
Putbus
01.04.2025Pariser Flair19:30Theater
Lingen
11.04.2025Pariser Flair20:00Stadthalle
Balingen
12.04.2025Madame Piaf20:00Kleinkunstkeller
Bietigheim-Bissingen
17.04.2025Ostergala Ensemble Spreegold19:00Festspielhaus
Wittenberge
25.04.2025Pariser Flair20:00Bauhof
Hemmingen
09.05.2025Pariser Flair20:00Speicher
Giengen
10.05.2025Pariser Flair20:00Schloss
Traun (Oberösterreich)
16.05.2025Pariser Flair20:00Alte Kirche Lobberich
Nettetal
18.05.2025Blessur d'amour18:00Schurwaldhalle
Oberberken
28.05.2025Pariser Flair20:00Hertsfeldhalle
Neresheim
13.06.2025Wiener Blut19:30Theater
Putbus
22.07.2025Poseidon und die Plastiksee16:00Theater
Neustrelitz Open Air
23.07.2025Poseidon und die Plastiksee10:00Theater
Neustrelitz Open Air
24.08.2025Poseidon und die Plastiksee16:00Musikfest
Bremen
22.09.2025Poseidon und die Plastiksee18:00Theater
Ibbenbüren
23.09.2025Poseidon und die Plastiksee18:00Theater
Ibbenbüren
27.09.2025Pariser Flair17:00Schloss
Schwarzenberg
11.10.2025Die goldene Zeit der UFA20:00Kulturzentrum
Taufkirchen
30.10.2025Poseidon und die Plastiksee10:00Bürgerhaus
Fürstenried
30.10.2025Poseidon und die Plastiksee16:00Bürgerhaus
Fürstenried
31.10.2025Pariser Flair20:00Rheinhalle
Remagen
07.11.2025Die goldene Zeit der UFA20:00Stadtsaal
Wetter (Ruhr)
08.11.2025Blessur d'amour20:00Hotel Straelener Hof
Straelen
14.11.2025It's Showtime19:00Festspielhaus
Wittenberge
21.11.2025Pariser Flair20:00Lindenkeller
Freising
25.11.2025Zauber der Sterne19:30Priesterkate
Büchen
27.11.2025Pariser Flair19:30Theater im Park
Bad Oeynhausen
04.12.2025Zauber der Sterne 19:00Hotel Der Lindenhof
Gotha
20.12.2025Weihnachtsgala Ensemble Spreegold20:00Kurtheater
Bad Vilbel
Date Programm Time Venue
13.02.2026Pariser Flair20:00Halepaghen-Bühne
Buxtehude
28.03.2026Madame Piaf20:00Theater
Meißen

References

  • Comödienhaus Bad Liebenstein
  • Kurtheater Bad Salzuflen
  • BUGA Berlin
  • Französischer Dom Berlin
  • Schloss Friedrichsfelde Berlin
  • Theaterlabor Bielefeld
  • Empore Buchholz
  • Staatstheater Cottbus
  • Gerhard-Hauptmann-Theater Görlitz
  • Theater an der Wilhelmshöhe Lingen
  • Grüne Zitadelle Magdeburg
  • Volksbühne Osnabrück
  • Theater Putbus (Rügen)
  • Volkstheater Rostock
  • Rosenthal-Theater Selb
  • Salzlandtheater Staßfurt
  • Theater Wittenberg
  • u.v.m.

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