Formidable ! Aznavour, the story of a legend
Formidable ! The musical created in honour of Charles Aznavour, takes us back to the time of “La Bohême”. Through his most powerful, memorable and iconic songs, we are told the incredible story of his life.
During his 70 year long career, Charles Aznavour has written more than 800 songs. He has recorded more than 1200 songs and sung them in a variety of different languages. In total, this artist counts more 180 million records sold around the world, and is considered as one of the most famous musical legends of our time – alongside the likes of Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel.
Formidable! The musical created in honour of Charles Aznavour, takes us back to the time of “La Bohême”. Through his most powerful, memorable and iconic songs, we are told 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 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! Le Spectacle, 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 honour.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 realising 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”.
- – Gil Marsalla
with Jules Grison
He is one of the most talented stage performers and artists of his generation. He can be most notably remembered for this role in the world famous musical “Romeo & Juliette”. He collaborated on a variety of projects such as “Mon Homme” – the musical based on the most memorable songs from the 20’s to the 40’s at Le Théâtre des Variétés in Paris, 2005. He worked on the show “Les Années Tubes” by Roger Louret from 2009 to 2011. Impassioned by his love for “Music Hall” and mainstream French recordings. Here, he gave us one of the greatest tributes to this genre ever made.