Created and directed by Gil Marsalla of Directo Productions (Piaf! the show, Formidable Aznavour, Et Maintenant), he now offers us Brel, le spectacle! in its Montreal premiere.
Many are talking about him as if he has been brought back to life. On stage, Olivier Laurent does not imitate Brel, he isBrel, revisiting the lyrics of his greatest songs likehis life depended on it. With this concert already performed over a hundred times in front of audiences ecstatic or moved to tears, in Paris, New York, Stockholm, Beirut, London, Dubai and Bruxelles, it’s through his voice, passion, irony and sensitivity that the artist pays splendid tribute to the greatest French-language singer Belgium has ever known.
Accompanied by four exceptional musicians, he gives body and soul to capture the frenzied rhythm of La Valse à Mille temps, energetically and elegantly recreates Ces gens-là, Les Vieux or The Quest. Olivier Laurent even makes us rediscover Voir un ami pleurer from the album Les Marquises that Jacques Brel, taken away by illness, did not have time to sing on stage. A great breath of poetry and a real performance. Thrills guaranteed!