Pomp and power

Costume changes, sweeping overtures by the band and elaborate visuals made Celine Dion's concert seem like a theatrical production.
Costume changes, sweeping overtures by the band and elaborate visuals made Celine Dion's concert seem like a theatrical production.PHOTO: MARINA BAY SANDS

Singer Celine Dion delivered her hits with her powerhouse vocals flawlessly at her first concert in Singapore

French-Canadian chanteuse Celine Dion is part of a rare breed of artists these days - the power ballad diva, one who dominated in the 1980s and 1990s.

Despite dipping into a repertoire that spanned the 1980s to the early 2000s, her first concert in Singapore felt shiny and new. It was filled with plenty of Las Vegas pomp and glamour and a generous serving of her powerhouse vocals as she effortlessly traversed her impressive range.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 05, 2018, with the headline 'Pomp and power'. Print Edition | Subscribe