Montreal, April 26th, 2019 – Cirque du Soleil presented last night in Montreal the World Premiere of the revival of its signature production Alegría. In celebration of the show’s 25th anniversary, Cirque du Soleil reinterprets Alegría through today’s creative lens, including an enchanting visual universe, percussive acrobatic acts, as well as renewed musical arrangements.
Several political, cultural and sports celebrities and influencers walked on the Alegría red carpet, among them: Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse, Pierre Lapointe, Céline Bonnier, Robert Charlebois, Mikaël Kingsbury, Milk & Bone, Sophie Nélisse, Katherine Levac, Noemie Lacerte, Michel Côté, Alicia Moffet, Half Moon Run, Mike Ward, some players of Impact de Montréal and Alouettes de Montréal. Montreal reviewers reserved a warm welcome to the revival of Alegría.
The return of Alegría
One of Cirque du Soleil’s most iconic productions, Alegría not only helped define the company’s signature style, it also paved the way for its worldwide expansion. Under the Big Top or in its arena configuration, Alegría was presented in 255 cities and seen by more than 14 million spectators worldwide over the course of its 19-year run, until its farewell tour in 2013.
Beloved by fans around the world, Alegría is returning to the Big Top to share its timeless story of resilience and hope. The classic power struggle of old-meets-new has been reinterpreted through today’s lens. Carried by an intangible wind of change, an emerging movement strives to shake the established order, instilling hope and renewal to bring light and harmony to their world. With its joyful spirit, Alegría is a vital, energizing force driven by a thirst for a brighter world.
With its signature songs, acrobatics and memorable characters that have helped define the Cirque du Soleil aesthetic, Alegría is the reincarnation of a classic, reinterpreted for the age, and rekindled to inspire fans—old and new alike.
Presented by Sun Life Global Investments, Alegría will be performing in Montreal through July 21st under the Big Top on the Quays of the Old Port, then on the Zibi site in Gatineau from August 1st, and at Ontario Place in Toronto from September 12th. For more information, visit cirquedusoleil.com/alegria.
Photo credit: Marie-Andrée Lemire/Costumes: Dominique Lemieux/Cirque du Soleil 2019
About Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group
The revisited version of Alegría is the 44th original production of Cirque du Soleil, part of Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, and its 19th show presented under the Big Top.
Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group is a world leader in live entertainment. On top of producing world-renowned circus arts shows, the Canadian organization brings its creative approach to a large variety of entertainment forms such as multimedia productions, immersive experiences, theme parks and special events. It currently has 4,500 employees from nearly 70 countries. Going beyond its various creations, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group aims to make a positive impact on people, communities and the planet with its most important tools: creativity and art. For more information about Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, please visit CDSentertainmentgroup.com.