'Elvis experience' draws to a close: Here are five highlights from Martin Fontaine's epic
On June 21, 1995, Martin Fontaine slipped into the shoes of the King for the first time, at the Capitole de Québec, for the show Elvis Story. Became Elvis Experience in 2013, the adventure, 2000 performances later, is coming to an end, with a series of performances entitled Final act, where it all began. Here are five great moments of this great epic which was successful outside the borders and which was seen by 1.8 million spectators.
The beginning< /h3>
Unknown to the public, Martin Fontaine put on the King's clothes for the first time on June 22, 1995, at the Capitole de Québec. Elvis Story offers an overview of the career of the famous American singer. This production ran until 2007 and will return in 2009 and 2010.
50,000 people at Place D'Youville
The September 6, 2003, to mark the 1000th performance, Elvis Storyis broadcast live on a screen set up at Place D’Youville in front of the Capitol. A crowd estimated at 50,000 spectators attended this concert-event.
A big visit
Priscilla Presley is passing through the Old Capital to attend, on July 27, 2014, a performance of the show Elvis Experience at the Capitole de Québec. Impressed by the extraordinary work of Martin Fontaine, the widow of the King had the feeling of being in Vegas.
Elvis Symphonic Experience< /h3>
Martin Fontaine performs in front of 13,000 spectators on August 16, 2017 at the Videotron Center, with his musicians, eight choristers and the Orchester symphonique de Québec, to mark the 40th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley. This spectacular show will also be presented on February 9, 2018 at Place Bell, in Laval.
A worldwide success
The success of Elvis Experience goes well beyond Quebec borders. The show has been presented 1500 times in Canada, China, France, the United States and Japan. On April 21, 2015, the show moved to Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino for 23 performances, where Elvis and his musicians gave more than 600 sold-out performances.
- Elvis Experience will be presented one last time, in a Blue Christmas version, with 19 performances between December 6 and 31, at the Capitole de Québec.< /strong>