Corteo [Limited Edition]

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Cirque du Soleil's show Corteo sounds from an initial description like a somewhat forbidding production. "Corteo" means cortege in Italian, and the story line of the production concerns a clown's fantasy about his funeral. Of course, when such a plot is invested with the Cirque du Soleil approach, something suitably spectacular results. For the music, the producers opted for a pan-European approach, bringing in five composers -- Maria Bonzanigo, Jean-François Coté, Daniele Finzi Pasca, Philippe Leduc, and Michel A. Smith -- and setting them loose on the whole of European music old and new. The result is a varied score that ranges from klezmer music to tangos, performed...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Cirque du Soleil's show Corteo sounds from an initial description like a somewhat forbidding production. "Corteo" means cortege in Italian, and the story line of the production concerns a clown's fantasy about his funeral. Of course, when such a plot is invested with the Cirque du Soleil approach, something suitably spectacular results. For the music, the producers opted for a pan-European approach, bringing in five composers -- Maria Bonzanigo, Jean-François Coté, Daniele Finzi Pasca, Philippe Leduc, and Michel A. Smith -- and setting them loose on the whole of European music old and new. The result is a varied score that ranges from klezmer music to tangos, performed on traditional instruments and more contemporary ones, with singing in Italian, Spanish, and French. It may be a pastiche meant to accompany constantly changing visuals, but it is consistently interesting to listen to on its own terms, and like the weather it keeps changing.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/3/2006
  • Label: Cirque Du Soleil
  • UPC: 874751000271
  • Catalog Number: 20025
  • Sales rank: 61,315

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cirque du Soleil Primary Artist
Monique Fauteux Vocals, Soloist
Guy Pelletier Flute
Donald Meunier Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Electric Guitar
François d'Amours Flute, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Pascale Giguère Violin
Philippe Leduc Organ
Christian Prévôt Violin
Jean-François Groulx Piano
Yvon Plouffe Percussion
Maxime St-Pierre Trumpet
Alexandre Côté Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Martin Auclair Bass (Vocal), Choir, Chorus
Marie-Soleil Bélanger Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus, Alto (Vocal)
Julie Leblanc Vocals, Background Vocals
Tony Albino Drums
Richard Gagnon Tenor Trombone
Benoît Groulx Conductor
Ligia Paquin Viola
Nathalie Bonin Violin
Pierre Beaudry Bass Trombone
Patrick Graham Percussion
Sheila Hannigan Cello
Caroline Lizotte Harp
Carla Antoun Cello
Angélique Duguay Violin
Pascale Gagnon Violin
Annie Morrier Viola
Marc Denis Double Bass
Vincent Potel Vocals, Background Vocals
François St Jean Percussion, Timpani
Marie Annick Béliveau Choir, Chorus, Alto (Vocal)
Bernard Cayouette Choir, Chorus, Tenor (Vocal)
Michel Duval Bass (Vocal), Choir, Chorus
Simon Fournier Conductor, Choir Conductor
Julie Triquet Violin
Robert Ellis Tuba
Anne Marie Beaudette Choir, Chorus, Soprano (Vocal)
Mélanie Bergeron Accordion
Paul Bisson Vocals
Marco Calliari Vocals
Lana Carbonneau Choir, Chorus, Alto (Vocal)
Nathalie Cora Kora
Ismail Hakki Fencioglu Oud
Norman Lachapelle Bass
Jacinthe Gauthier Soprano (Vocal)
Carmen Piculeata Violin
Technical Credits
Philippe Leduc Arranger, Composer
Carl Talbot Mastering
Carol Ryan Executive Producer
Yvon Plouffe Arranger
François Arbour Engineer, Engineering
Benoît Groulx Arranger, Producer, Liner Notes, Orchestration
Patrick Graham Arranger
Dominique Lemieux Costume Design
Pierre Desmarais Art Direction
Ghislain BrindAmour Pro-Tools
Vincent Cardinal Mastering
Martin Bolduc Producer
Emmanuelle Sirard Graphic Design
Virginie Gagnon-Leduc Intern
Ghislain Brind'Amour Pro-Tools
Jacques Méthé Executive Producer
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