'Rummel’s voice is outstanding: it moves from delicate, lingering notes (in a superb cover of Autumn Leaves) to real moments of joie de vivre in Rummel’s take on the Piaf classic, L’Accordeoniste.'
The Reviews Hub (4 Star Review)
'A fascinating show, comfortably paced and with the right amount of history, songs and personal anecdotes, it held my attention despite me being far from fully conversant in French.'
Review by Chris Omaweng LondonTheatre1 (4 Star Review)
‘Stefanie Rummel's choice of songs will evoke memories, collective and personal, even if they are not sung in our home language. Stefanie’s ability to connect to her audience through songs is both charming and seductive. Chansons delivers a simple but moving message: it is through songs that we are finally able to understand each other’ Helen Tope, BroadwayWorld
‘Rummels' contagious and warm behavior quickly drew the audience into this hour-long performance. She has an amazing ability to switch from singing in English to singing in French without the audience even noticing. When singing in French, Rummel used many hand gestures and facial expressions that helped translate what she was singing for the listener… Rummels' voice is very unique. With notes of classical Piafs and characteristic vibrato, his alto voice has a beautiful warmth and maturity. She sings with wonderfully clear diction and has excellent pitch and breathing control. The vocal timbre of Rummels is perfectly adapted to this classical French music” Ben Stefanoff, Glam Adelaide
'And when the musical chameleon first breathes Brel's ballad "Ne me quitte pas" into the microphone for the finale of her one-woman show and then encourages the audience to sing along without restraint with her gospel show-down, these are just two of the many highlights of an intimate evening of cabaret put together with much love.'
'Evergreens like "Amsterdam", "L'accordéoniste" and - at the end - "Milord" made the hearts beat faster, as the stormy applause showed. Without encore the duo was not dismissed and gave the audience still "La vie en rose." '
'The song Art "...is about the effect of art on us," Rummel explains. Art, she says, is a source of inspiration, of meditation, of feeling, of reflection, of creating strength. "This is more important than ever.'
Frankfurter Neue Presse
'Developing stories that touch people with singing and your own music, and thus winning prizes, is a wonderful gift.'
World Today News
'The Reykjavik Fringe Festival re-open its doors this year presenting as one of the highlights the Musical French Cabaret: "Chansons". “Understanding each other is key in our global world. With this show we understand each other just a little bit more.'
Broadway World Iceland
'Presented as part of the MarshStream Solo Arts Heal series, Stefanie Rummel's one-woman musical show, Chansons, takes audiences on a whirlwind tour of different countries, highlighting the benefits of getting to know other cultures.'
Broadway World San Francisco
'The Living Record Festival is set to stage Chansons in a cabaret of the same name. The performance is an intriguing award-winning show about France with songs and stories from Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel and Stefanie Rummel.'
Broadway World UK
'Live life the French way for one night.'
'Not only her show, but also she as a person is an inspiration. And it is palpable that she is self-confidently committed to making a difference in this world with her art, her stories and her intercultural competence'.