The musical created in honor of the great Charles Aznavour, ‘Formidable! Aznavour’ will be staged in the main hall of the Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall on December 22, 2019 at 8:00 PM.
The musical takes us back to the time of “La Bohême” and through his most powerful, memorable and iconic songs, tells us the incredible story of his life. With the help of images and videos projected on the stage back drop, beautifully arranged, original production make this musical one of the most wonderful tribute ever dedicated to the career of the artist Charles Aznavour.
”…After having produced more than 400 shows in 33 countries with the musical Piaf! The Show, there was always a nagging question that surfaced time and time again when we spoke to audiences. “Why not do a musical based on the life of Charles Aznavour?” So, bearing in mind the fact the Charles Aznavour is as famous around the world as, for example, Edith Piaf, the idea started to form in my mind around the concept of a show in his honor.
However, this would be impossible without his blessing. For this reason, Jules Grison and myself left for New York on the 15th of October 2016 heading for Charles Aznavour’s Madison Square Gardens show, to meet him during his final tour and discuss the possibility of realizing this project. Graciously acknowledging our reputation internationally, and fired by his passion to reach younger generations of music fans, he gave us his permission to go ahead with the project. From that day on, we have worked tirelessly to produce a show worthy of the man himself and the icon he represents to this day” said Gil Marsalla, the producer of the musical.
Aznavour, a French-Armenian singer, lyricist, and diplomat was known for his distinctive tenor voice, clear and ringing in its upper reaches, with gravelly and profound low notes. During his 70 years long career, he recorded more than 1200 songs, interpreted in 9 languages and sold 180 million records. He started his last world tour in 2014 and on 24 August 2017, was awarded the 2,618th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Tickets for this spectacle can be purchased online or at the concert hall for the price of 200, 250, 300 or 330 kuna.