But hopes for the return of the Quebec singer to the stage have not run out.
“People who love it, fans and so on. In huge quantities. I think it could be a hit if it came back,” said Barbara Viteri, wife of Yves Frolla, Celine Dion’s keyboardist.
In addition to having many fans, the singer had a great influence in this American city. According to Ms. Viteri, Celine Dion brought a “second wind” to Las Vegas, by bringing back the concept of residencies.
“There had been residences before. The Sinatra influence in the 1950s, the Elvis influence in the 1970s, but after that, it fell asleep a bit. Celine and Rene came in to dust all that off and brought residence concepts back to Las Vegas.” […] It changed the face of Las Vegas in the 2000s.
Moreover, this is one of the aspects covered in the documentary Silence will followwhich will be available on December 8, 2023 on Crave and Noovo from 9 p.m.
“It was the place to be. Celine attracted an international crowd not seen in Las Vegas since the days of Elvis,” Norm Clark, retired Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist, said in the documentary. Silence will follow. “There is no doubt that Celine made Las Vegas great again.”
In fact, Celine Dion’s concerts have also helped attract Quebec tourists to the city on the other side of the border.
“Travel agencies have organized themselves here to offer special airfare and hotel offers. Therefore, there have also been tours offered with French-speaking guides,” Ms. Viteri explained.
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