The musical spectacular Notre Dame de Paris, which has become a phenomenon around the world cutting across generations, opens at the MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands on 17 December 2013. Performed for the very first time in Singapore in English, this majestically show tells the story of Quasimodo the Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Esmeralda, the Gypsy girl, in one of the most powerful love stories in history which is on par with Romeo and Juliet.
Since the premiere in Paris, France in September 1998, the musical has attracted audiences of more than 4 million in France alone and broken box office records in Canada, Russia, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland and South Korea surpassing 10 million spectators while combined sales of soundtrack and cast albums have reached the 10 million mark.
Notre Dame de Paris, the musical play tells the emotionally charged story of the unfortunate Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral Bell Ringer, the hunchback Quasimodo, and his hopeless devotion for the beautiful gypsy Esmeralda. Phoebus, the untruthful soldier and Frollo, the priest torn between his faith to God and his desires, where they all compete for Esmeralda’s love.
The setting of the modern impressionistic stage set features a 12-metre high ‘climbing wall’ representing the façade of the Grand Cathedral of Notre Dame as well as the famous Bastille Prison in Paris.
Beautiful melodies and stunning acrobatic routines will leave a long lasting impression on local audiences. There are seven principal artistes and 24 dancers and acrobats, and the show features acrobatic contemporary dance choreography by Martino Muller which contrasts the beautiful love story moments to create an experience reminiscent of French cirque to the audience.
Do not miss the chance to watch Notre Dame de Paris, as it retains traditional theatrical elements while using modern staging techniques and choreography to present eternal, universal, mythical tales and themes.
Lastly, thanks for the invite to Notre Dame de Paris Media Call, which was truly an indulgence for me.