CJLO @ JFL: Matteo Lane presents: Streisand at the Bon Soir

Matteo Lane presents: Streisand at the Bon Soir is a comedy cabaret show you’ll never forget! Comedian and opera singer Matteo Lane and pianist Henry Koperski transformed Cafe Cleopatra into a swanky jazz club on July 23rd and 24th. Together, the two channeled their inner Barbra Streisand, playing some of her greatest hits as well as songs by other iconic women, like Liza Minnelli and Mariah Carey.

Lane and Koperski’s outstanding musical stylings captivated the entire audience. Lane’s background in classical opera allowed him to transform and elevate every song he sang, hitting each note effortlessly. Koperski played piano masterfully and sang beautiful back up vocals for Lane. Their music was so heartwarming and moving that the audience watched them in utter silence and reverence. You could have easily heard a pin drop a Cafe Cleopatra. Everyone was completely blown away and humbled by their phenomenal performances.

The two also made an excellent comedic duo and shared their hilarious perspectives on Cats: The Musical, Carly Rae Jepson, Celine Dion and homophobic gym teachers. Lane is an absolute star and brought immense energy to the stage. Koperski exchanged sweet jokes with him and was always there to support his dear friend. It was deeply touching to have such incredibly talented friends share some of their favorite songs with us.

My favorite part of the show was Lane and Koperski’s rendition of Mariah Carey’s "Always Be My Baby". The audience watched them perform it with complete joy and adoration. Koperski's back up singing was exceptional during this song and Lane hit all of Mariah's highest notes! Everyone was having the best time and it was the sweetest note to end the show on.

Lane and Koperski absolutely spoiled Cafe Cleopatra’s patrons with this amazing show! Don’t miss the opportunity to watch either of these artistic legends perform in the future. Their talent knows no bounds and I am so excited to see what the future has in store for both of them!

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