SCENE FOR TOTAL ECLIPSE: Diane Dufresne sings the beauty of the world in front of nearly 100,000 people at Jean-Trepreau Park

“It's a wonderful day and it's an honor to be with you,” singer Diane Dufresne told the nearly 100,000 people who came to admire the total solar eclipse in Jean-Drapeau Park before singing her big song. A song for the beauty of the world. “You are the world,” she said passionately.

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It's hard to think of a better choice than that A song for the beauty of the world To highlight this historic moment presented by Sophie Fouron, after a magnificent late performance of Wagner from the Orchester Metropolitan conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

Just before the total eclipse, Diane Dufresne gave an enthralling performance with music by the Orchester Metropolitan. The audience held an almost solemn silence as they listened to him sing this song, which would sadly become more and more topical. She interrupted with words of triumph Oxygen.

Coming from the stage, the 79-year-old great artist rushed to watch the total eclipse behind the curtain under the open sky. “It's classic!” she said. With great passion, the artist believed magazine: “Every day, if all the people turned to the sky at a certain time, I think it would change the world. The beauty of the world is the world. The world itself would change it.”

In an interview with singer Diane Dufresne on the sidelines of her show as part of Jean-Drapeau's observation of the eclipse, Monday, April 8, 2024, in Montreal. Screenshots TV

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Between the laughter, the music and observing the eclipse with the perfect glasses, Park Jean-Drapeau had all the makings of a collective moment of rare beauty.

Dance under the eclipse

DJ Champion didn't have any songs on the theme of the eclipse, he wanted to focus on slowly raising the mood. “The eclipse reminds me of love,” he said magazine. It is funny To see many people wanting to join together.”

Under a beating sun, a quiet crowd of all ages took in a few hiccups between the eclipse activities and speeches by Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante and astronaut David Saint-Jacques and astronomer Laurie Rousseau-Nepton.

After the total eclipse, a strongly emotional moment that generated exclamations and applause, the party resumed with a vengeance with DJ Champion to mark this historic event.

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