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Concert of the legendary French singer Mireille Mathieu
This autumn the legendary French singer Mireille Mathieu will visit Latvia for the first time. The concert will take place on 25 November at the hall "Arēna Rīga”. Ticket sales open as of 17 May in all sales points of „Biļešu Servisss”.
The life-story of the acclaimed French singer has often been compared to a fairy-tale. Mireille Mathieu was born in 1946 in Avignon. Being the eldest daughter in a 14-children family, she had to leave school at the age of 13 in order to work. Yet despite all the hardships Mireille managed to preserve her passion for music. After winning a song contest the 19-year old Mireille Mathieu was invited to take part in a famous TV show, which changed her life.
The whole of France took an instant liking to the young singer, whose voice and fervour were so reminiscent of the much worshipped Edith Piaf. Within months Mireille Mathieu reached the dizzying heights of nation-wide popularity. Her first song records, "C’est ton nom" and "Mon credo", hit the music tops not only in France but also in many other European countries. The 20-year old Mireille had become a symbol and an ambassador of France worldwide, touring with great success in Japan, China, the US and even the Soviet Union.
Her popularity is phenomenal – no other French musician has received so many gold and platinum disks outside France as Mireille Mathieu. Her most devoted fans have always included some of the world’s most influential people, such as John Paul II, the US President Ronald Reagan and even the Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev. On 9 May 2009, Vladimir Putin personally invited Mireille Mathieu to perform at the Red Square concert in Moscow.
In the course of her musical career, Mireille Mathieu has released over 70 music albums and is still touring all around the world. On 25 November at the hall "Arēna Rīga”, Mireille Mathieu will give her first performance in Latvia – the concert will feature her golden classics as well as several new and yet unreleased compositions.