Cirque du Soleil launches Vai Vedrai, the first musical excerpt from the new Alegría soundtrack, and announces additional performances
This track is now available for download and streaming
Tickets to the additional performances are on sale now to Cirque Club members and starting January 18 to the general public
After presenting a captivating number during the gala Célébration 2019, Cirque du Soleil is proud to unveil a revisited version of Vai Vedrai, the first musical excerpt from its new revisited Alegría- In a New Light soundtrack.The company is also taking this opportunity to announce additional performances of this show in Montreal, from June 19 to 30, and Gatineau, from August 28 to September 1.
Jean-Phi Gonclaves, renowned for his work as Musical Director on the Série Hommage, the Cirque du Soleil tribute series presented in Trois-Rivières, arranged and produced Vai Vedrai, composed by René Dupéré. This adaptation of the Alegría score will immerse audiences in the show’s new world.
“Vai Vedrai, is the story of a mother inviting her child to leave the nest and discover the wonderful folly of the world. There exists a touching combination between the music and the lyrics which is just as meaningful today” mentions Jean-Phi Goncalves, the show’s musical director. “The challenge is to update the song’s arrangement by taking it apart and putting it back together differently.” It bears mentioning that the soundtrack of the original Alegría show remains one of Cirque du Soleil’s most popular albums and that its theme song was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1995.
Starting January 14, digital download and streaming providers will offer a sneak peek at the show’s revisited soundtrack through Vai Vedrai. The complete soundtrack will be available on April 25th.
Get an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the Alegría soundtrack’s recording with Jean-Phi Goncalves: https://cirk.me/VaiVedrai-BTS
Alegría will be presented under the Big Top, at the Quays of the Old Port of Montreal, starting April 18, 2019, and at ZIBI’s site in Gatineau starting August 1, 2019.
Tickets to the additional performances from June 19 to 30 in Montreal, and from August 28 to September 1 in Gatineau, are on sale now to Cirque Club members and starting January 18 to the general public, at www.cirquedusoleil.com/alegria.
The revisited version of Alegría showcases the creative talent of 15 creators, under the artistic guidance of Daniel Fortin, Vice-President of Creation and Gabriel Pinkstone, Producer:
Director of Creation Daniel Ross
Stage Director Franco Dragone
Stage Director, New Version Jean-Guy Legault
Production Manager Lucie Janvier
Set Designers Michel Crête and Anne-Séguin Poirier
Composer René Dupéré
Musical Director and Arranger Jean-Phi Goncalves
Costume Designer Dominique Lemieux
Acrobatic Equipment Designer Pierre Masse
Acrobatic Performance Designer and Choreographer Émilie Therrien
Director – Coaching & Performance (Acrobatic content) Richard LePage
Lighting Designer Mikki Kunttu
Sound Designers Jacques Boucher and Jean-Michel Caron
Make-Up Designer Nathalie Gagné
Technical Director Christian Laflamme
About the Show – Alegría
The revisited version of Alegría is Cirque du Soleil’s 44th original production since 1984, and its 19th show presented under the Big Top.
Beloved by fans around the world, iconic Alegría comes back to share its timeless story once more. The classic power struggle of old meets new is reinterpreted for today’s cultural pulse. Led by an intangible wind of change, an emerging movement strives to shake the established order, instilling hope and renewal to bring light to a world in perfect harmony. Alegría energizes fans with a joyful spirit for a brighter and inspiring tomorrow.
Tickets for Alegría in Montreal (starting April 18, 2019) and Gatineau (starting August 1, 2019) are now on sale at cirquedusoleil.com/alegria.
Alegría is a presentation of Sun Life Global Investments, presenting sponsor of the 2019 Canadian tour. Cirque du Soleil would also like to thank official sponsors Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte and Mastercard.
Limited edition gift cards valued at $100 and $200 commemorating the 25th anniversary of Alegría. For more information, visit our website: https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/gift-cards
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About Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group
Originally composed of 20 street performers in 1984, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group completely reinvented circus arts and went on to become a world leader in live entertainment. Established in Montreal, the Canadian organization has brought wonder and delight to over 190 million spectators with productions presented in close to 450 cities in 60 countries. Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group currently has over 4,000 employees, including 1,400 artists, from nearly 50 countries.
Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group creates content for a broad range of audacious projects. On top of producing world-renowned shows, the organization has extended its creative approach to a large variety of entertainment forms such as multimedia productions, immersive experiences, theme parks and special events. Going beyond its various creations, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group aims to make a positive impact on people, communities and the planet with its most important tools: creativity and art. For more information about Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, please go to cdsentertainmentgroup.com.
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