Starmania is a Canadian-French cyberpunk rock opera written in 1976 with music by Michel Berger and book and lyrics by Luc Plamondon. It debuted in 1978 with a studio recording of the songs, before premiering on stage in 1979. Several of its songs have passed into mainstream Francophone pop culture, and helped original cast members Daniel Balavoine and Diane Dufresne to rise in popularity in France; it is now considered one of the most famous rock operas in French history.


Daniel Balavoine et France Gall lors d'une des représentations de l'opera rock Starmania de Michel Berger au Palais des Congres le 4 Avril 1979
Photos © Tony Frank