Performing at the Videotron Centre on September 21, 2023
André Rieu, the world's most famous classical artist, will return to Canada in 2023 for a series of concerts in Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto. On September 21, the man nicknamed the “King of Waltz” will offer the first performance of his concert at the Videotron Centre, accompanied by his phenomenal Johann Strauss Orchestra!
Known to millions around the world as the “King of the Waltz”, André Rieu is a musical phenomenon like no other, a true King of Romance, having sold a massive 40 million CDs and DVDs and notched 30 Nr. 1 chart positions worldwide. Along with his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra (the largest private orchestra in the world), André has created a global revival in waltz music, staging spectacular extravaganzas which are second to none.
Having received 500 Platinum Awards, three Classical Brit Awards for “Album of the Year” and billions of YouTube views, Mr. Rieu is one of the biggest solo male touring artists in the world.
“Emotions are the key”, says André Rieu. “Everybody is welcome in my concerts. We open our hearts for the audience and the audience opens their hearts for us. Every night my orchestra and I see people dancing and singing in the aisles, enthusiastic and carefree. Together we spend evenings that we do not forget. When people write to tell me that they need two-weeks to come down after my concerts, it makes me the happiest man in the world!”
André Rieu is not just for an evening - he is for life. His romantic and joyful programs include a mixture of light classics, waltzes, music from film and opera as well as pop songs, performed by his Johann Strauss Orchestra. Rieu has had soccer crowds swaying to Shostakovich during several Champions League Games and his world tours reach over half a million people each year.