It’s virtually unimaginable to gauge the impression Franco Dragone has had in Las Vegas, serving to information the feel and appear of so many leisure productions, which thousands and thousands of followers have loved for many years. Following his loss of life on Sept. 30, tributes have been pouring in from each sector of the leisure and hospitality trade.
Cirque du Soleil, the Canada-based efficiency troupe that has launched exhibits across the globe, can credit score not less than a part of its monumental success to Dragone, who created each Mystère at Treasure Island in 1993 and “O” at Bellagio in 1998. “We’re deeply saddened to be taught of the passing of Franco Dragone,” Cirque du Soleil introduced in a press launch. “Our hearts exit to his mates, household, and the complete Dragone group.
“Franco was an trade icon. Liable for a few of our most profitable productions together with Nouvelle Expérience, Alegría, Mystère, ‘O,’ and La Nouba, he has contributed invaluably to the success of Cirque du Soleil. His passing is a loss not just for his household, however for the complete trade. Out of respect, tonight’s performances of Mystère and ‘O’ in Las Vegas might be devoted to his life’s work.”
Celine Dion, whose long-running Caesars Palace manufacturing “A New Day…” was produced by Dragone, tweeted: “It’s with nice disappointment that we discovered of the passing of my expensive good friend and collaborator Franco Dragone. My most honest condolences to his household, his family members and to all those that had the privilege to cross his path.”
Invoice Hornbuckle, CEO and president of MGM Resorts Worldwide, tweeted: “Our ideas are with Franco Dragone’s mates, household and followers across the globe.”
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