Karoline Rose: Taking Paris Entertainment by Storm

  • December 19, 2016
  • Theatre in Paris exclusives
  • Theatre in Paris contributor

Passing notes with star of Parisian musical, I Love Piaf

Karoline Rose might have begun her singing career as the front-woman of a heavy metal band, but in 2013 she charmed the French public with her smooth, distinctive renditions of classic songs in the final rounds of The Voice. Now she’s doing something similar as the star of the Paris' new play, 'I Love Piaf', by Jacques Pessis.
The Figaro described her as "bursting with intelligence and energy"*, and Theatre in Paris can’t help but agree.

Backstage, Karoline Rose scribbles down answers to Theatre in Paris’ questions on her ambitions, regrets and guilty pleasures.

What keeps you up at night?

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A rock-star!

What are you most proud of?
Physically, my legs. Generally speaking, my career.

Which song do you sing in the shower and why?
Opera arias, traditional songs...that kind of thing. A bit of a mixture

What is your biggest regret?
That I can't make the days a few hours longer.

Who/What is the greatest love of your life?
The stage/music.

What is the worst job you’ve ever had?
I’ve always been doing music and singing. So no bad jobs for me.

Where in the world would you like to be right now?
In Venice – I love Venice in the winter.

What is your guilty pleasure?
Food! I love discovering new things in the culinary world; it’s kind of my idea of heaven.

What is your best piece of advice for aspiring singers?
Find a singing teacher who knows everything about vocal technique and continue to train throughout your career.

What would you wear to a fancy dress party?
A Maleficent costume!

What are some things you definitely want to do in your lifetime?
Make lots of albums! Do lots of shows! And lots of tours! Just carry on, I guess. And also spend a few months in Japan.

​​If you could go back in time, where would you go?
Back to the time when I was doing death/neo- death metal. It was fab to perform.

Who is your greatest inspiration?
Devin Townsend, Courtney Love, Beyoncé, M.I.A, Nina Hagen...

Is there anything typically French you couldn’t live without?
French sausage (even though I’m trying to cut down on meat).

What is the most important life lesson you’ve learned?
You just have to make the most of each moment! Truly!

What is your favourite play/musical?
Westside Story, The Sound of Music, Cats, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Phantom of the Paradise.