‘O’ at Bellagio Resort & Casino celebrates 25 years in October.

‘O’ at Bellagio Resort & Casino celebrates 25 years in October.
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Cirque du Soleil celebrates Las Vegas anniversaries

Global News USA

Entertainment group started its first permanent Las Vegas production in 1993.

Cirque du Soleil co-founder Guy Laliberté wanted to “grow a flower in the desert” when he launched his first permanent production in Las Vegas in 1993: ‘Mystère’ at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino turns 30 in December this year, with the Canadian entertainment group celebrating a number of milestone anniversaries in 2023 – ‘Michael Jackson One’ at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino celebrates ten years in June, and ‘O’ at Bellagio Resort & Casino is 25 years old in October.

‘Mystère’ has been seen by over 17 million visitors, with more than 13,000 shows performed since its first performance in 1993, with the original Cirque du Soleil production fusing high-energy acrobatics with evocative choreography. ‘O’ has been seen by more than 18 million fans and offers a display of acrobats and artistic swimmers, including Olympians who perform 60-foot-high dives into a 1.5-million-gallon pool. ‘Michael Jackson One’ premiered in 2013 and has been seen by over five million guests.

Bobby Baldwin, former senior executive with Mirage Resorts and MGM Resorts, was a key figure in introducing Cirque du Soleil to Las Vegas: “They made history, and it’s gratifying to have been part of that.” he said. “The impact of that partnership has forever changed what visitors expect from Las Vegas entertainment.”

Cirque du Soleil is based in Montreal, founded in Baie-Saint-Paul in 1984 by Guy Laliberté and Gilles Ste-Croix. With more than 220 million visitors and productions in over 70 countries, Cirque du Soleil is the largest circus producer worldwide.

Robert Prazak
Editor Falstaff International
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