Notre-dame de paris

‘Notre Dame de Paris’ Set to Play in Two Cities at Once in Taiwan | Taiwan News

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The classic French musical “Notre Dame de Paris” will be staged in two cities at once in Taiwan for the first time.

Based on Victor Hugo’s novel, “The Hunchback of Notre-Dame”, “Notre Dame de Paris”, the musical debuted in France in 1998. Since then, it has been performed in 17 countries and translated into eight languages.

UDN Fun Life, the organizer of the musical, said the production team chose Taiwan as the first stop on their 20th anniversary world tour in 2018. More than 10 million tickets were sold on the first day of this tour, UDN reported.

“Notre Dame de Paris” will be the first Western musical to be held at the National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) and the Taipei Music Center. The show will take place in southern Taiwan on May 19 and return to Taipei on May 28.

UDN said Canadian singer Daniel Lavoie, who has played the archdeacon in the musical since its debut, will return to Taiwan. His last performance here, in 2019, was very memorable for the audience as he was able to hold a high note for 17 seconds.

Meanwhile, popular French artist John Eyzen, who played poet Pierre Gringoire and captain of King Louis XI’s archers in 2014 and 2015, respectively, will return this year.

According to UDN, tickets for three performances sold out in six hours. Anyone buy tickets before February 25 for other performances has the opportunity to join the rehearsals and see their favorite artist up close.