Catherine Ringer chante Les Rita Mitsouko
- Date: 4 May 2020
- Venue: Opera Garnier Monte-Carlo
- Show type: Seated
- Opening doors: 8 pm
- Beginning of the show : 8.30 pm
- Dress code : Jacket required - Correct attire
- Minimum age: 7 years
- E-Mail: [email protected]
- Official website: http://www.lesritamitsouko.com
When Catherine Ringer and Fred Chichin decided to form their musical partnership back in 1979, they chose to perform as Rita Mitsouko: Rita is a nod to Latin-American music (and actress Rita Hayworth), and Mitsouko means “mysterious” in Japanese. But, when the audience assumed it was Ringer’s name, the couple decided to name themselves Les Rita Mitsouko instead.
Although Ringer’s stage presence and voice are inextricably linked to the duo’s success, it was Chichin’s musical knowledge and inventiveness that was to pave the way for them to become the top trailblazers they became. Influenced by anything and everything, the pair sailed through the years combining humour, gravity, eccentricity and mockery, and became kings of pop music with the release of their Latin Rock anthem, “Marcia Baila”. Who hasn’t ever hummed one of their tunes? “Andy”, “C’est comme ça”, “Les Histoires d’A.”, “Le Petit Train”, “Y a d’la haine”…
Despite the loss of Chichin in 2007, Ringer continues to perform their songs on tour, honouring their hits to this day.
She will be singing Les Rita Mitsouko at the Opéra Garnier Monte-Carlo on 4 May next year.