Mystere by Cirque Du Soleil Las Vegas is the classic must-see production directed by Franco Dragone. The show combines the powerful athleticism, high-energy acrobatics, and awe-inspiring imagery that have become Cirque du Soleil’s trademark.
This Las Vegas show is performed exclusively at the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino within a 1600-seat theater custom built for the show.
Mystère is an amazing theatrical production that features a story of two babies who discover a whole new world packed with unique creatures and brilliant colors, encountering a clown, acrobats, dancers and musicians on their way.
Some of the whimsical cast of characters includes:
Red Bird: The Red Bird leaps ever higher in his futile attempt to take to the skies. Still convinced he can fly, he struggles against his fate.
Les Bébés: Always in search of warmth and food, the babies represent the primitive human state: selfish and hungry.
The Double Faces: The Double Faces hide behind haunting masks. In constant search of their own identities, they seldom reveal vulnerability
The Birds of Prey: The ever-present and unpredictable Birds of Prey fly furiously through the world of Mystère. They can be graceful and serene, but when hungry they will attack, devouring their prey with delight.
The Lizards: This chameleon can completely disappear before your eyes. But when it skitters about in its reptilian dance, the lizard shows off its shiny green skin with flashes of scarlet.
Stunning acts within the show include:
The Chinese Poles is described as “a symbol of organic life which feeds on itself as it grows, like sprouting vines”. This act begins with a set of four silver poles that stand waiting for the characters known as Double Faces, whose masks make it look like they are looking at the audience even when they turn the back of their heads to the crowd. The performers to climb up, jump between, and slide down the four adjacent poles.
The Hand-to-Hand is an incredible act where two performers stand center stage on a rotating dome. Using only their strength and bodies to place one another in incomprehensible positions, they achieve perfectly balanced poses.
The whimsical costumes in Mystère, designed by Dominique Lemieux, are inspired by nature. For example, The Firebird has red feathers and accents, giving the impression of embers flying in the wind.
Mystère by Cirque Du Soleil Music
The original score of Mystère was composed by René Dupéré.
In 1995, the score was revised and captured in the album Mystère: Live in Las Vegas, a live, in-house recording of the new score. The album, released on November 12, 1996, features Nathalie Gauvin and Wendy Talley on vocals.
After the release of the live album, the music was rearranged and altered once again. Although the album resembles the current live music closely, it is not identical.
Mystere by Cirque Du Soleil - What People Are Saying
Ultimately, Mystère is a tribute to the artistry of the human body – graceful, athletic, capable of performing feats that challenge our vision of the real world. LAS VEGAS SUN
Honored eight times as "Best Production Show" by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Mystère has an international cast of 75 performers featuring dancers, singers, musicians and champion-caliber acrobats.