After the show “Lily Passion”, with which they toured in 1986, Gérard Depardieu wanted to extend his musical love story with Barbara, who passed away in 1997.
To do this, the actor approached the singer’s playfellow for seventeen years: the pianist, orchestra conductor and arranger Gérard Daguerre. The two men met at Barbara’s in Précy-sur-Marne to record fourteen songs created by the Lady in Black. Unforgettables such as “Le Soleil noir”, “La Solitude”, “Dis, quand reviendras-tu ?”, “Gottingen”, “L’aigle Noir”, ”Ma plus belle histoire d’amour”, etc. And others, more intimate for Depardieu, such as “Nantes” and “A force de…”, written for Barbara by her son Guillaume.
Recorded in the magic premises of the little theater in Précy, Gérard Depardieu is now performing these timeless songs live in chosen places, such as last february at the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, where all Paris rushed to him. And the press was unanimous about the quality of the performance.
It’s at the Opera Garnier that he will, this summer, lovingly share with the public this “lover with a thousand arms”, as Barbara used to say…