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How long was the blue singer in for? Just for Japan?

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No, she made her first appearance in Japan and continued on until Saltimbanco's closing in 2012.

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Wait, rephrase; was she in every show?

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From 1992-1993, it was only Francine Poitras. In 1994, another singer joined so they could rotate. During this they decided to add another female singer part who would sing backing vocals alongside the main singer.

Following Japan, they decided to keep the second female singer, and therefore from 1994 to 2012 there were 2 live female singing roles.

Sometimes during Saltimbanco's run there happened to be 3 singers at the same time who would rotate the 2 main singing roles.

Does that clear everything up?

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Yeah, thanks!

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When did Alegria debut the Black Singer? I remember them having a similar rotation thing going on.

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I think they always had the black singer... I've seen photos of the black singer on the booklet for Alegría Live at Fairfax (on eBay), but then you don't hear her part at all on the tracks for Alegría Live or the actually Alegría soundtrack.

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I didn't see her in Truth of Illusion... maybe she was added in '95 around the time of Alegria Live at Fairfax.

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The Black singer has always been there, but I think that her role became more prominent towards the mid-end pf Alegria. For example, she can be heard singing 'Querer' in a 2006 recording of Alegria, but on the 2001 DVD it is Francesca (white singer) who is singing it. May not be the best indication as Francesca does sing querer on the album...but I think that they did increase the part the black singer played. Denise Stefanie who sung for Alegria in 2012 released a series of vlogs on youtube called "Little Girl in the circus." In there, she mentions in each video whether or not she plays the black or white singer at a time.
As a side note, what does anyone know about there being a male black singer in Alegria?

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Cristian Zabala sang in Alegria from Nov.01.2004 - Dec.28.2004 during the Tokyo run.

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In the DVD, it's both Eve and Francesca singing Querer.

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Yeah, I really liked the harmonies on the DVD version! I wonder why they changed it back?

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This is a bit late, but who sings during Transfert in Saltimbanco (after Bungees). Is it the Baron or a musician that can sing?

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It's the Baron, if you're talking about the random gibberish on the Saltimbanco Live album.

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Also, I'd like to add the strain from Varekai that is sung as Icarus falls to the list of "unknown music". I believe it's called "Fall and Wings", from what I saw in Richasi's list of songs from Fire Within. Man, it's one of my favourites. It so haunting and beautiful, especially with Mathieu's improvised singing. It's really too bad it's never been officially recorded.

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And yeah the random gibberish was what I was talking about haha.

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Music during Quidams statues when the characters make their exit.

La Nouba, Corteo, Delirium, Ovo, Quidam, Totem, Saltimbanco, Immortal, Amaluna. 

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Just found a video of the Blue Gypsy singing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZKcc1MaDP8

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I never saw this character I don't think... When did she get removed/added to the show?

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The character was there up until the end of the show and was introduced a few years after the run, 94 or 95(?), and definitely when it came to Australia, for your/our sake, it was a character. There were two singers (playing La Belle and Blue Gipsy) that either backed each other up or rotated the lead.
I saw Saltimbanco a few times in 2011, and I noticed that both Charlie Jones and Nicola Dawn were rotating the characters. One of the times I saw it, Blue Gipsy was the lead, and La Belle didn't make an appearance which I found odd.

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I just checked my show program and there was only one singer: Sujana Chard. Also checked the image booklet ad there was no trace of the blue singer... I saw the show in sydney (2011)

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Duo Adagio from Corteo

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What about Duo Adagio?

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I think rolabola meant that the song from Duo Adagio should be in an album of unregistered songs :)

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Ah, yes!

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Tom: I was looking in my program and both Nicola Dawn and Sujana Chard (mistaken as Charlie Jones in an earlier post) are there. Technically 'Blue Gipsy' is a back-up vocalist so for whatever reason they didn't include her in the program. It was 4 years ago but I still distinctively remember Blue Gipsy being the lead for a certain show, I even kept a note of it in my 'Cirque diary' haha. Maybe they just wanted to change things up?

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Maybe the La Belle costume had some issues that were unsolved, rare at Cirque.

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Honestly no idea. Maybe I was just delusional and didn't spot La Belle. No one who I went to see it with can remember so now I'm confused.

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Blue Gypsy really stays in the background for most of the show so its really easy to miss her.

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