For the first time since the death of her husband Michel Legrand (which occurred in January 2019), Macha Méril is back on stage. And a big novelty for the 80-year-old actress, she will be alone in Sorcière, from this Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at the Théâtre de Poche-Montparnasse, in the 6th arrondissement of Paris. The texts are signed Marguerite Duras and the music, Michel Legrand. Every time she performs, Macha Méril will be with her husband who has filled her so much.
On the occasion of this great return, the actress gives an interview to the Parisian in which she obviously evokes the one to whom she was married for five years. Despite the disappearance of her husband, Macha Méril continues to live with him. “Michel was not afraid of death and died promising me things, knowing that we would meet again, that this border between life and death is a little artificial. He is there, with me, I Know it, she confides. For her, their story is “so incredible” and will never be written in the past tense. As proof, the many projects they had together and which she did not give up. ” Even without him, “they will come to life and Michel” will be there. “
“There is a great opera for which I wrote the lyrics and he the music, it’s called Les Dévoyés”, she reveals. But that’s not all, there are also “songs”. “When he left, I found a box full of new music, wonders. I am having lyrics written by great writers, Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt, Régis Debray, Philippe Grimberg …”, learns Macha Méril.
A huge musician and composer, Michel Legrand had an infinite number of pieces in his repertoire. Some work has won him Oscars. That of the best original song in 1969 for The Windmills of Your Mind in The Thomas Crown Affair, that of the best film music in 1972 for A summer 42, and that of the best musical adaptation for Yentl in 1984. A career outside standard that will survive him for a long time …