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Celine Dion makes a painful announcement

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Twenty years ago, Celine Dion was preparing her new show A new day which would have been a success in Las Vegas, with the complicity of Franco Dragone. On her social networks, the singer announced with emotion this Saturday 1 October the death of her friend and collaborator at the age of 69.

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In 2003, after a break for a child, Celine Dion risked not going on tour anymore and preferred, with the complicity of her husband René Angélil and the stability of their young son René-Charles, to undertake a new challenge a little crazy: a series of shows in residence in Las Vegas. The Quebec diva saw things big. A new theater, the Colosseum, was then built specifically for her in the grounds of Caesars Palace. It’s not about doing things by halves and delivering a classic show. To be able to bring people from all over the world to applaud him in the capital of games and entertainment, singer he had a great idea: to draw inspiration from show or from Cirque du Soleil, also presented in Las Vegas, which shocked her. Then he did it asked its creator Franco Dragone to take care of the staging of his new show called A new day which will be – he did not know yet – played for five years.

Celine Dion mourns her “dear friend and collaborator”

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The magic had worked the time of 717 performances of a legendary show in which the star surrounded by dancers has invested 100%. In 2002the singer even went to Belgium for the first rehearsals. She had made the journey in the lands of Franco Dragone. The artist had worked extensively with the Quebecers, but was Belgian. Yes, he was. Because died in Cairo, Egypt, this Friday, September 30th. The 69-year-old suffered a heart attack, as reported by the Quebec newspaper The print.It is with great sadness that I learn of the death of my dear friend and collaborator Franco Dragone.. We have shared so many great and beautiful moments together through the adventure A new day…Celine Dion reacted on her Instagram account this Saturday, October 1, in the caption of a photo in which we see her looking at him with admiration at the beginning of their “adventure” professional.

A director who will score “several generations of artists”

While this demanding show physically put the star to the test, particularly due to her leaning stage, it allowed her to offer a new image of herself, that of an even more complete artist, but also of Las Vegas. . A winning partnership that Celine Dion will never forget. She loses a friend of hers, but above all a collaborator who had been able to take her elsewhere, without distorting her. Fantastic, dreamlike images that are still remembered twenty years later.His creativity, his professionalism, his ingenious way of bringing people together and making them dream will mark several generations of artists and artisans “Celine Dion writes on social networks. I offer my sincere condolences to his family, his loved ones and all those who have had the opportunity to cross his path “., concludes the grieving star. This is still expected in Las Vegas for a new show, this time at Resorts World. A new show that will have to build without the pillars of twenty years ago, the late Franco and René … The launch scheduled for the end of 2021 had to be canceled for health reasons and has not yet been rescheduled.

Article written in collaboration with 6Medias

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