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'Gringoire never left me'

‘Gringoire never left me’

More than 20 years after the Gringoire coat was hung, Bruno Pelletier will meet again next year with the celebrity Notre Dame Paris On the last lap across the county.

At the end of the line, the singer admits it frankly: the idea of ​​finding Gringoire after so many years, let’s say it politely, is amazing.

“I have a little bit of a dog,” he says with a laugh.

“But it’s normal: It’s because I take it very seriously. I was 36 when I first gave life to Gringoire and I’ll be 60 next summer. I’m no longer the same guy. And neither does Gringoire in a sense. So the approach will be different and no I want to disappoint people. I have to live up to the memory,” Bruno Pelletier continues.

welded forever

It must be said that the singer and the character are inseparable in the minds of many Quebecers. We no longer associate songs cathedral timings or moon To Bruno Pelletier more than anyone has ever looked back at her on stage after him. The soundtrack and recording of the concert greatly contributed to linking them together forever.

Far be it from him to complain about it. On the contrary, even.

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“Gringoire never left me. I make songs Notre Dame Paris In all of my shows over the past 20 years; I know people want to hear cathedral timings And there is no question for me to denounce their happiness or mine,” he admits.

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“I am very proud to be involved in creating what has become the largest show in the history of the Francophonie. Notre Dame Paris, changed my life. It was this show that brought me to the world in Europe and the world, which allowed me to go singing all over the world. I will be forever grateful,” he adds.


Thus he will find the costumes of Gringoire, troubadour and narrator Notre Dame Paris Starting next July, first in Moncton, then in Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec, Sherbrooke and Trois-Rivieres. In each of these cities, he will alternately defend the role with Richard Charest, who has so far played him more than 1,200 times across the planet.

He asserted that the idea of ​​role-sharing – a common practice on Broadway – convinced him to accept this last lap.

« Notre Dame ParisIt’s a very demanding project. I made it out loud at the time, so it was out of the question to reprising the role for six to seven gigs a week. And it was to Richard Charst that I passed the torch when I left at that time. So I like the idea of ​​him giving it to me again today,” explains Bruno Pelletier.

Note that broadcaster locations will determine who Bruno Pelletier or Richard Charest will play Gringoire for each performance, in order to properly guide fans when purchasing their tickets.

Notre Dame Paris It will be presented at the Place des Arts in Montreal from August 10, and then at the Grand Théâtre de Québec from August 25.

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