Violinist, conductor and founder of the Johann Strauss Orchestra, André Rieu is a unique musical phenomenon. It has sold an impressive 40 million CDs and DVDs and its live concerts attract more than 600,000 people a year, outselling Britney and Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, AC / DC or Rihanna.
The presence, passion and charisma of André Rieu on stage turn him to as one of the best-selling classical musicians of all time. Andre Rieu is a fun-loving musician who thrills audiences around the globe with his impressive live shows so that in his concerts it is common to see the audience clap and dance to waltzes, soundtracks, folk songs, musicals and melodies from their precious Stradivarius violin of 1732. They are a perfect blend of excitement, romance, feast and emotional melodies combined with surprises, balloons, incredible soloists and, of course, André Rieu's fantastic sense of humour.
In spite of its wide international success, Rieu's mix of waltzes, popular music, comedy, and pathos has attracted its critics and some controversy, as his approach to classical music doesn’t follow the standards or what would be expected in a classical concert.
In fact, few in his audiences are regular classical music attendees and it could be seen as promising that, via Rieu, they are listening to standards of the classical canon. The fact that Rieu's focus is on highly accessible, the enjoyable repertoire is not an argument against his musical credentials.
With an impressive career spanning over 30 years, the charismatic musician delights fans around the world is now a multi-platinum musical phenomenon like no other.
Now the musician returns to Lisbon and immediately sold out as soon as the concerts were released –3rd, 14th, 15th, 16th, 29th and 30th of March. Now a new date has opened, on the 31st of March.
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Altice Arena, Rossio dos Olivais, Lisbon, PortugalGet Directions