70-year-old Barbra Streisand has had quite a career. Unparalleled, to be precise. Multi-talented, she is a singer, songwriter, director, actress, and film producer. She is one of the few performers to win a Tony, Emmy, Oscar, and Grammy. A career so large in every respect she is known as the original diva and beloved by the gay male community with such ardour she is pretty much their patron saint. A very demanding (of herself and others) woman you know everything she does is going to be done well.
Though she is probably best known for her acting in films like Funny Face, A Star is Born, Yentl, The Owl and the Pussycat, and Prince of Tides, Barbra Streisand is one of the most commercially successful recording artists of all time. She has won 8 Grammy Awards and sold over 211 million albums worldwide. Streisand is the best-selling female recording artist of all time. Many of her 50 studio albums are considered classics of the cabaret or theatre genre. Her best known songs include “Evergreen”, “People”, “Don’t Rain on My Parade”, “The Way We Were”, and “Happy Days Are Here Again”. Her voice has a clear and perfect tone and a lot of power. None other than the legendary Judy Garland called her one of “the last great belters”.
Despite the fact that she is so accomplished and successful she is notorious for her stage fright. As a result la Streisand has not toured very much over the course of her career. For example her tour in 1993 was her first one in 27 years. Her next one and her last one was in 2006 and there was a Montreal date on that tour. If you are a fan I would recommend taking in this one as due to her age and reluctance to tour there are no guarantees that she will ever perform in this city again.
-Date: October 17, 2012
-Venue: Bell Centre
-Ticket Purchase: www.evenko.ca
-Ticket Prices: $105.00, $193.00, $325.00, $530.00 (plus handling charges)
-Show Time: 8:00 p.m.
-Opening Acts: Chris Botti and Il Volo