Dubai, United Arab Emirates, XX February 2020: “FORMIDABLE! AZNAVOUR”, an award-winning musical tribute to the late, great icon Charles Aznavour will debut at Dubai Opera on 13 and 14 February 2020. This show is the greatest ever musical tribute to Charles Aznavour’s career, and it has already amazed audiences in France and Canada before arriving in the UAE for its Middle East debut.

“FORMIDABLE! AZNAVOUR”transports audiences back to the streets of Paris; one of the most romantic settings in the world. The performance is based in the ‘Bohemia’ era, providing an insight into the incredible career of Charles Aznavour through his greatest songs, including ‘La Bohème’, ‘Après l’Amour’, ‘Yesterday, when I was Young’ or ‘She’, which are known throughout the world as integral elements of the world’s musical heritage.

During his 70-year long career, Charles Aznavour wrote more than 800 and recorded more than 1200 songs and sung them in a variety of different languages. In total, more than 180 million Aznavour records have been sold to date around the world, and he is considered one of the most famous musical legends of our time, alongside the likes of Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel.

The production is directed and produced by the renowned Gil Marsalla, who in 2017 gained Charles Aznavour’s blessing, to bring “FORMIDABLE! AZNAVOUR”, the musical tribute to the world-renowned Aznavour to the stage.

Marsalla’s team approached Charles Aznavour with this idea back in 2017, and thanks to the deep-rooted passion and reputation of their work throughout the world combined with a desire to reach out to a younger audience, Aznavour gave the project his blessing.

With Valentine’s weekend on the horizon, Dubai Opera and Broadway Entertainment Group are providing audiences a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become part of musical history. Starring Jules Grison, one of the most talented singers and performers of his generation, the production will bring audiences one of the greatest tributes to Charles Aznavour to the Dubai Opera stage.

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