Raquel Bitton | Reviews


Recent Performances

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Carnegie Hall, New York, New York
The ELGIN Theater, Toronto, Canada
Lincoln Theater, Miami, Florida
Massey Hall, Toronto, Canada
Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts
Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois
Academy of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Benaroya Hall, Seattle, Washington
Herbst Theatre, San Francisco, California

Raquel Bitton

Stage Performance Reviews

From a Jazz trio to a Symphony Orchestra, from an intimate supper club and Cabaret to Performance Halls and theatre around the world, the critics have said:

"Passion is at the core of the "Piaf" Persona, in this case there is a surrogate, she is RAQUEL BITTON." - Anna Kisselgoff.
New York Times

"Dear Raquel, your singing is superb, and I was so happy to find out to which extent you possess the "Climat" PIAF. Your voice, your heart, your talent would have pleased her so much, I assure you. - HENRI CONTET (Author of more than 40 of Piaf's songs..Le Vieux Piano, T'es beau tu sais...)


Radio Play Reviews

"Great talent… 'Raquel Bitton sings Edith Piaf.' Some great memories of one of the most famous French artists. 'La Vie en Rose' has a warm magic touch. Love to do an interview and some CDs for a giveaway." - Chick Watkins, Westwood One

"I was fortunate enough to have seen 'The Little Sparrow' and met her. Raquel Bitton captures the very heart of Edith Piaf and it is a sincere echo that will charm Piaf's multitude of fans." - Eddie Hubbard, ABC Network Host

"Raquel Bitton's 'La Vie en Rose' is a natural for air play. The other songs on the album are delightful as well. "Raquel Bitton is a remarkable talent!" - Tim McKay, Program Dir., KGVY, Green Valley/Tucson AZ




"BOLEROS is one of the best new releases of the year." Raquel Bitton has put together a remarkable recording. Backed by a 30 piece Orchestra of some of the world’s finest musicians,what a joy to share this wonderful music with my audience!" - Ron Della Chiesa,MUSICAMERICA 99.1 Fm WPLM. Boston ,MA (more)


Paris Blues

.... Even if you don’t understand a word of French, it’s impossible not to appreciate the raw grandeur of Bitton (who, as she’s previously proven on CD and in various stage tributes, sounds precisely like a latter-day Edith Piaf) as she so expertly captures the smoky sophistication of Reinhardt’s “Nuages” or the succulent joie de vivre of Bechet’s “Petite Fleur” or, most profoundly, the gutsy magnificence of Marjane’s “Je Suis Seule ce Soir.” (more)


Dream A Little Dream

Her all-Piaf show, captured on the soon to be rereleased live recording Raquel Bitton Sings Edith Piaf, has earned her ovations in Toronto, Seattle, Chicago, Philadelphia and at Carnegie Hall, and has enabled her to elbow out such A-list contenders as Madonna and Celine Dion for the title role in a forthcoming Piaf film biography. But her latest studio album, Dream a Little Dream, is essentially Piaf free. Updated April 26, 2019 – By Christopher Loudon, JazzTimes.com (more)


Raquel Bitton Sings Edith Piaf

"There is the unmistakable passion Ms. Bitton brings to her invocation of the Piaf vocal spirit." Barry Singer, The New York Times (more)


In A Jazzy Mood

Songs of legendary French composer Paul Misraki, latin jazz tunes, sultry jazz ballads, and swing numbers in french and english. (more)



RAQUEL BITTON born in Marrakech Morocco and settled in San Francisco,is the singer,and "Changes" is her appropriately-titled album. It's a long way after all from Brel to Brooks & Dunn. BITTON however,sees and hears an obvious bridge between French ballads and country music. "My forte is telling stories," said Bitton. But the music of Maurice Chevalier and Michel Legrand isn't exactly top of the pops,and as Bitton confessed"I wanted to conquer radio". Ben Fong - Torres, The Gavin Music Report (more)


I Wish You Love

A tribute to French composers Jean Lenoir, Charles Trenet, Jacques Brel, Michel Legrand, Georges Moustaki, and Jacques Prevert. (more)


Piaf - Her Story...Her Songs

"Passion is at the core of the "Piaf" Persona, in this case there is a surrogate, she is RAQUEL BITTON." Anna Kisselgoff, New York Times (more)

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