About Bibi in Concert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bibi Ferreira performs a historic concert in New York City, backed by a 21- piece orchestra, featuring Broadway standards; songs by Edith Piaf, Amália Rodrigues, and Brazilian composers Tom Jobim and Chico Buarque; and Argentinean tangos; among others.

Bibi Ferreira performs a historic concert in New York City, backed by a 21- piece orchestra, featuring Broadway standards; songs by Edith Piaf, Amália Rodrigues, and Brazilian composers Tom Jobim and Chico Buarque; and Argentinean tangos; among others.


She has performed in several countries, including Portugal, France, Argentina, and previously in the United States in Miami. Tonight marks her premiere in New York City, however, Bibi’s ties with the city of New York date back 50 years, when in the 1960s she was responsible for bringing top Broadway shows to Brazil.


“I wanted to and I did.”
The selection of stories—many of which are unknown to the public—and songs that comprise the program were inspired by the actress’s answer to the question: “Bibi, did you do everything you wanted to do?”


Bibi has said: “Through the many years of my career, there were times that I wanted to do things that I didn’t do, times that I didn’t do the things that I wanted to do, times that I didn’t do what I didn’t want to do and sometimes I ask myself if I did the things that I wanted to do. An artist’s career is like this: It’s made by the opportunities that appear, by the invitations that arise, by the challenges that the artist faces. By courage. Besides the eternal discontent that accompanies all great artist in the search for excellence.”


In Bibi’s case, between wanting and doing, we know that she built one of the most solid and important careers in Brazil. Bibi is the Grande Dame of the theater. At 90 years of age—72 of them as a performer— she hasn’t lost the vitality, the passion for being on the stage, the fear before each presentation, the butterflies in the stomach, nor her great brilliance.


Stories and Songs
In certain stories, Bibi recalls things that she wanted to do but didn’t. Bibi tells why she didn’t accept the invitation after the enormous success of Hello, Dolly!, to be in the musical The Sound of Music. She already knew about the upcoming movie starring Julie Andrews and did not want take the risk.


In the list of things that she didn’t want to do but did, is one of her greatest successes—perhaps the biggest: portraying Edith Piaf. It’s been 30 years of absolute success. But few people know that Bibi almost didn’t take the role, thinking that the songs were too sad. As she begun studying the repertoire she realized what a great challenge she had just accepted, but also the great possibilities for interpretation. To bring Piaf and her songs to life would be a courageous act, and Bibi realized what a great gift she had been given.


Cinema is still one of her great passions. As a result, Bibi also became aware of American musical comedy. From copying and memorizing the lyrics of songs from movies that she watched, and dreaming of one day performing them, she went on to become an innovative producer of musical revues on Brazilian stages, based on such movies of her youth as the production of George White’s Scandals, and bringing to her country the first Brazilian versions of the great Broadway musicals, starring in such shows as My Fair Lady and Man of La Mancha, as well as Gota d’Agua (Drop Water) by Chico Buarque and Paulo Pontes, the first great Brazilian musical, an enormous popular and critical success.
Much music to accompany these stories.


In the list of Brazilians songwriters we have, among others, Chico Buarque, Tom Jobim, Vinícius de Moraes, Dolores Duran, Maysa and Noel Rosa.


She has performed in several countries, including Portugal, France, Argentina, and previously in the United States in Miami. Tonight marks her premiere in New York City, however, Bibi’s ties with the city of New York date back 50 years, when in the 1960s she was responsible for bringing top Broadway shows to Brazil.


“I wanted to and I did.”
The selection of stories—many of which are unknown to the public—and songs that comprise the program were inspired by the actress’s answer to the question: “Bibi, did you do everything you wanted to do?”


Bibi has said: “Through the many years of my career, there were times that I wanted to do things that I didn’t do, times that I didn’t do the things that I wanted to do, times that I didn’t do what I didn’t want to do and sometimes I ask myself if I did the things that I wanted to do. An artist’s career is like this: It’s made by the opportunities that appear, by the invitations that arise, by the challenges that the artist faces. By courage. Besides the eternal discontent that accompanies all great artist in the search for excellence.”


In Bibi’s case, between wanting and doing, we know that she built one of the most solid and important careers in Brazil. Bibi is the Grande Dame of the theater. At 90 years of age—72 of them as a performer— she hasn’t lost the vitality, the passion for being on the stage, the fear before each presentation, the butterflies in the stomach, nor her great brilliance.


Stories and Songs
In certain stories, Bibi recalls things that she wanted to do but didn’t. Bibi tells why she didn’t accept the invitation after the enormous success of Hello, Dolly!, to be in the musical The Sound of Music. She already knew about the upcoming movie starring Julie Andrews and did not want take the risk.


In the list of things that she didn’t want to do but did, is one of her greatest successes—perhaps the biggest: portraying Edith Piaf. It’s been 30 years of absolute success. But few people know that Bibi almost didn’t take the role, thinking that the songs were too sad. As she begun studying the repertoire she realized what a great challenge she had just accepted, but also the great possibilities for interpretation. To bring Piaf and her songs to life would be a courageous act, and Bibi realized what a great gift she had been given.


Cinema is still one of her great passions. As a result, Bibi also became aware of American musical comedy. From copying and memorizing the lyrics of songs from movies that she watched, and dreaming of one day performing them, she went on to become an innovative producer of musical revues on Brazilian stages, based on such movies of her youth as the production of George White’s Scandals, and bringing to her country the first Brazilian versions of the great Broadway musicals, starring in such shows as My Fair Lady and Man of La Mancha, as well as Gota d’Agua (Drop Water) by Chico Buarque and Paulo Pontes, the first great Brazilian musical, an enormous popular and critical success.
Much music to accompany these stories.


In the list of Brazilians songwriters we have, among others, Chico Buarque, Tom Jobim, Vinícius de Moraes, Dolores Duran, Maysa and Noel Rosa.

 

 

 

Program

 

 

 

1.  Flor da Idade (Chico Buarque)

2.  Malandragem (Cazuza and Frejat)

3.  By a Waterfall (Sammy Fain and Irving Kahal)

4.  Oh, You Nasty Man (Scandals) (Rat Henderson, Irving Ceasar and Jack Yellen)


5. Medley of Broadway Shows I did:
Impossible Dream and The Man of La Mancha (Joe Darion and Mitch Leigh), Hello Dolly (Jerry Herman), I Could Have Danced All Night (Alan Jay Lerner)

 

6. Medley Broadway Show I didn’t do:
America (Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim), My Favorite Things (Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II), Memories (Andrew Lloyd Webber)

 

7. Romantic Medley:

​Nossos Momentos (Haroldo Barbosa and Luiz Reis)
Onde Anda Você (Toquinho, Vinicius de Moraes and Hermano Silva)
Nem Eu (Dorival Caymmi)
Meiga Presença (Paulo Valdez and Otávio de Moraes)
As Praias Desertas (Tom Jobim)
Eu Sei Que Vou te Amar (Tom Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes)
Sem Mais Adeus (Francis Hime and Vinicius de Moraes)

8. Custea Abajo/ Esta Noche me Emborracho (Alfredo Le Pera and Enrique Santos Discepolo)

9. Soldier Chorus (Charles Gounod)
 

10. Drinking Song (La Traviata) (Giuseppe Verdi)
 

11. Cavatina (Giochino Rossini)
 

12. Samba de Uma Nota Só (Tom Jobim and Newton Mendonça)
 

13. Minha Palhoça (J. Cascata)
 

14. Conversa de Botequim (Noel Rosa)
 

15. Medley Suíte Nordestina
Assum Preto (Luiz Gonzaga and Humberto Teixeira)
Trilha de Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol (Sergio Ricardo and Glauber Rocha)
Ponteio (Edu Lobo and Capinam)

16. Gota D ́Água/ Basta Um Dia (Chico Buarque)
 

17. La Vie em Rose (Edith Piaf and Louguy)
 

18. A Qoui Ça Sert LÁmour (Michel Emer)
 

19. Je Ne Regrette Rien (C. Dumont and M. Valcaire)/ Hymme À L ́Amour (Edith Piaf and Marguerite Monnot

 

Reproduzido de  http://www.bibiferreira.com/#!about-the-show/cw34

 

Bibi Ferreira canta no Lincoln Center...

 

Foto by Joaquim Andrade

Nova York teve uma noite e tanto nesse domingo. Aos 90 anos, Bibi Ferreira se apresentou pela primeira vez na cidade, lotando o auditório do Lincoln Center. A veterana cantou, dançou e animou a platéia por mais de uma hora. Confessou estar nervosa, mas em poucos minutos já brincava e interagia com o público. Dona de uma vitalidade incrível, Bibi não usou ponto eletrônico, playback ou teleprompter. Cantou ao vivo e na raça, além de conversar com a público em um inglês impecável.

 

 

... e recebe Liza Minnelli no palco

 

Mas a grande surpresa aconteceu no final do show. Bibi convidou Liza Minelli, que estava na platéia, para subir ao palco e cantar “New York, New York” com ela. Emocionada, Liza chorou, abraçou e parabenizou a brasileira.

 

Foto by Joaquim Andrade

“Nunca em toda a minha vida vi alguém como você. E olha que já vi muito!”, disse Liza antes de soltar a voz com Bibi.  Detalhe: durante a música, Bibi teve muito mais fôlego que Liza, que tentou acompanhá-la mas não conseguiu.

 

Foto by Mauro Salviano - Estadão

 

 

Reproduzido de  Glamurama  http://glamurama.uol.com.br

 

Encontro com Liza

 

Bibi Ferreira had a surprise fan during her show in NYC: Liza Minnelli.

 

Por favor, creditar: Jornalista Joaquim Andrade. 


Agradeço às mídias nacionais que usaram meu vídeo em seus canais.
If you use this video, please credit it to Joaquim Andrade, journalist.

Publicado em 14/04/2013

 

 

"NÃO FAÇO IDÉIA DO QUE SEI, E ANDO ACHANDO QUE NÃO SEI DE NADA. MAS TENHO UMA CERTEZA A PARTIR DE HOJE: A apresentação de BIBI FERREIRA no Lincoln Center de Nova York foi a noite mais emocionante que vivi nos últimos muitos anos. Quando ela repetiu os versos de Gota D´água e começou: "Pra mim/ basta um dia/Não mais que um dia... ", nunca mais parei de chorar. Não sou piegas, então vou parar aqui. O que aconteceu aqui não se descreve, já é lenda a partir de hoje. "

Claudio Botelho - diretor/ator


 

Bibi Ferreira brings Brazilian rhythm - New York Post


Posted: 12:56 AM, April 18, 2013
 

Bibi Ferreira proved why she’s the most famous singer in Brazil when she brought down the house at Alice Tully Hall on Sunday. Ferreira, who appeared to be about half her age of 90, sang tango music in Spanish, Edith Piaf songs in perfect French, and tunes in English from “My Fair Lady” and “Hello, Dolly!” — which she brought to Brazil and starred in. Backstage, Liza Minnelli compared the experience to seeing Charles Aznavour when she was 16. “I feel like someone took a big, wet flounder and slapped me in the face,” Minnelli said.

 


Antes do Show:

Videos da coletiva e de outras entrevistas de Bibi Ferreira em New York:  AQUI   AQUI e AQUI

 

 

 

 

 

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