Cirque du Soleil: a show that will enchant the divas!

The Cirque du Soleil show Long live our divasPremiered Wednesday at the Cogeco Amphitheater in Trois-Rivières, offers a dazzling homage to the singing heights of Quebec’s “grand” ladies.

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An animation on the part dead end by the Boulay sisters kicked off the evening that spans 90 years of Quebec music history. This first number, with the stage lit in red, set the tone for the quirky and daring production.

The audience reacted from the first notes of the classic If I were a man by Diane Tell, who opened the show in honor as about thirty performers, all dressed in red, took the stage.

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This piece marked the beginning of the journey of Phoenix, a young queen, interpreted alternately by Anais Gonzalez and Colette Lemay, who was on a long pilgrimage accompanied by her people.

Trampo-Wallisten were warmly applauded by the spectators during the game The beginning of a new era of the late singer Renée Claude, who was swept away by COVID-19 at the start of the pandemic.

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The dancers stormed the boards during the powerful interpretation I want it all Ariane Moffatt, a hair-hanging acrobat, wowed the audience by soaring majestically across the stage. in a rhythmic sequence, Everyone shouts the SOS by Marie-Denise Pelletier made the room want to accompany the artists with clapping.

The atmosphere went dark and light with the tunes of success Between shadow and light by Marie Carmen, which conquered the audience. What about an acrobat’s dreamy number and her aerial weave dazzling throughout the song? It’s zero by Julia Mass.

Quebec diva Celine Dion is of course credited with her achievements in this production I’m alive and I’ll go anywhere you go who have created an electrifying vitality.

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The piece follows fabulous unicycle numbers and fire dances A little higher, a little further by Ginette Reno with spectacular scenic effects as the highlight of the evening

A total of 21 songs will be performed during the show, which pays tribute to some twenty queens of Quebec song. Even if some are no longer in this world, such as Alys Robi, La Bolduc or Renée Martel, the production breathes new life into their classics. It allows reconnecting with other icons that audiences rarely see on stage, such as Marjo, Diane Dufresne or Pauline Julien.

Lydia Bouchard’s production is a declaration of love to all these divas. The voices and music, directed by Jean-Phi Goncalves, gracefully combine with the acrobatics of Cirque du Soleil.

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After a two-year absence, the show Vive nos divas is the sixth opus in Cirque du Soleil’s tribute series. No fewer than 20 performances of this journey full of rhythms and emotions will be presented from July 20 to August 20, 2022.

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