Celine Dion shines in Quebec City
CRITICAL / Just out of a 16-year-old residency in Las Vegas, and three years after its last visit to the Videotron Center, a radiant Celine Dion on Wednesday kicked off its world tour “Courage” in Quebec City, the first of its kind without his great accomplice, René Angélil, who died in early 2016.
“It’s the first time I’m involved so much in creating a show. Before, I had a partner who was not worse in there. Tonight, I wish so much that he is proud of me and the whole team around, “said the star. She confessed herself nervous and was often moved during this first, presented after two weeks of rehearsals in the amphitheater, as crowded as enthusiastic for this new appointment.
“It’s almost become a tradition to start a tour here. It’s not really a superstition, it’s because it starts well! We lived together great emotions and beautiful memories. I do not know you, but they are always here, “said the diva, pointing to her heart.
With three new excerpts from the album Courage scheduled for November 15 unveiled that morning – including Lying Down and the title track (victim of a false start Wednesday night) -, Celine Dion had something new to offer to her fans. In French and English, she was not stingy with her successes either. Far from it.
In a dazzling form (the video showing us her ballerina prowess has something to impress), the singer offered a flawless vocal service. If All By Myself’s “more” athlete had a deafening ovation, the entire two-hour, multi-faceted program proved once again just how professional and how great Celine is. on which she reigns (14 musicians and three singers under the direction of Scott Price) can be formidable. Whether one adheres or not to the character or his repertoire, it takes a good dose of bad faith to deny it.
Sometimes solemn (in Encore une soir, If it was enough to love or Love still exists, where the strings were put to contribution), sometimes exciting (with I’m Alive, which rarely misses its effect or this Look at me although copper), sometimes more sensual (in the aptly named All blues are written for you) , sometimes party animal (in a medley dancing including the new Flying on My Own a bunch of times, including Another one Bites the Dust Queen and Kiss de Prince), Celine has spared her ammunition. Nothing to disappoint his admirers, who manifested themselves noisily.
The singer came to Quebec City with a device that lived up to the expectations that can be fed to the international star she is: a stage that occupies the entire width of the parterre and serves here and there projection surface, footbridges allowing the star to get close to his fans and an impeccable visual environment that makes use of drones and several giant mobile screens.
It is also on these that she first appeared in a video licked (others will follow) putting forward his fashionista side. The “new Céline” that has attracted attention lately by the extravagance of her outfits – criticized by some, but which have earned her a place in the list of the best dressed personalities of the magazine Vanity Fair -, did not lie his reputation. She has flown here the flamboyant red glitter dress or silver glitter combination, there the elegant black lace or the combo fitted trousers and white blouse with ultra puff sleeves …. But still less than the titanic ball gown that she reserves for the recall and unsinkable My Heart Will Go On.
“Tonight I sang love, drama, courage and hope. I have a few more words to tell you. Thank you for allowing me to experience so many emotions with you every night. I love you, Quebec, “she concluded at the end of the course before one to sing another unavoidable, so that you still love me.
Celine Dion will once again meet with spectators at the Videotron Center on September 20 and 21, before heading to Montreal, where she will be performing between September 26 and October 5, and then to Ottawa, where she is expected October 15th and 16th.
WHAT HAS CHANTED …
It’s All Coming Back to Me Now
In another world
The Power of Love
Love still exists
Beauty and the Beast
You’re the Voice
Look at me
All by Myself
All the blues are written for you
If it were enough to love
Another One Bites the Dust
Flying on my Own
River Deep Mountain High
my heart Will Go On
For you to love me again