The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

Music My Heart Will Go On Céline Dion (morceau - 1997)
Few artists can boast of having a showroom built especially for them. This particularity is at the origin of the long residence of Celine Dion in Las Vegas.
Colosseum at Caesars Palace Las vegas
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“Ciao for now, Las Vegas!”

Celine Dion in April 2016 in her farewell video.
  1. The song My Heart Will Go On propelled Celine Dion to worldwide superstardom. The song has become as cult as Titanic, the film from which it is taken, and impresses with its poignant lyrics, haunting music and the singer’s voice.

With this global success, the artist continues her career internationally. After several series of concerts, he was offered a residency in Las Vegas. Caesars Palace is now looking to renovate its former showroom. Celine Dion’s producers submit a contract to the casino for a series of exclusive concerts within its walls.

Immediately, the owners of the casino hotel made a clean sweep. They had the Circus Maximus Showroom destroyed to build a grandiose showroom for the star. The Colosseum project is launched.

Initially estimated to cost between $65 and $75 million, the work is transforming the space by embracing the grandiloquence of Las Vegas. The numbers are mind-boggling: ten elevators for the artists, 139 speakers, a stage of 2,086 m2 and 4,100 seats. In the end, the operation cost $108 million.

From 2003 to 2007, Celine Dion gave 717 concerts for her show A New Day …. After a four-year break, during which she was replaced by Elton John, Bette Midler or Cher, the Canadian returns for 427 other dates between 2011 and 2019 with her new show Celine. Among all his hits, My Heart Will Go On is among the most requested.

After $250 million and $400 million in revenue from her two respective shows and 16 years, with a hiatus, of artistic performance, Celine Dion said goodbye to Las Vegas in a video, not without humor, posted on her website. And if she opens the door to other horizons, her heart will continue, again and again, to belong to the “city of sin”.


The Canadian singer total of 1,144 concerts at the Colosseum in 16 years.

The Colosseum

Built between 2002 and 2003, the impressive Colosseum has nothing to envy its Roman counterpart.

With 4,100 seats, the building was logically inspired by the architecture of the Colosseum in Rome, Italy. At a cost of $108 million, it became the most expensive entertainment venue in Las Vegas, surpassing the Bellagio’s “O” Theater. It has been visited by Elton John, Shania Twain, Mariah Carey, Bette Midler and Celine Dion, and is known as the “home of the world’s greatest artists”.

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By Damien Duarte

Monday, January 31, 2022

Passionné par la culture pop depuis son enfance, ses références vont de Donald Duck à Batman en passant par Marty McFly. Fantripper dans l'âme, voyager sur les traces de Ghostbusters, James Bond ou des héros de romans comme Cotton Malone fait partie d'un séjour idéal et réussi !

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