Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 30 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Notre-Dame de Paris
Frollo and Gringoire. 'Florence' is rumoured to be one of Daniel (Frollo) Lavoie's favourite songs from the musical.
Esmeralda and Fleur-de-Lys. The two ladies sing this song about the man they both love - Phoebus. The song that follows, 'Dechire' ('Torn Apart'), is sung by Phoebus about his desire for both women.
Gringoire. 'Belle', which was released as a single, was number one in the French charts for 33 weeks and sold 3 million copies.
Fleur-de-Lys. Fleur-de-Lys was played by Julie Zenatti in the Paris cast. She was the youngest member of the main cast.
Phoebus. Phoebus is the only one of Esmeralda's three admirers that does not die. Frollo is killed by Quasimodo and Quasimodo dies next to Esmeralda's body. According to Victor Hugo's book (on which the musical is based) Phoebus does come to a tragic end - he marries.
Clopin. Luck Mervil, like Garou (Quasimodo), Lavoie and Pelletier, was a member of both the original Paris and London casts. His time in London was cut short by an accident on stage.
Frollo. Daniel Lavoie has been Frollo in both the original Paris and London casts.
Esmeralda. On the English album of 'Notre-Dame de Paris', Celine Dion sings 'Live For The One I Love', the English version of 'Vivre'.
Quasimodo. French ice-dancers Marina Anissina and Gwendal Peizerat used the song 'Danse Mon Esmeralda' in their 2000 exhibition. They also became world champions at Nice that same year.
Gringoire. Canadian singer Bruno Pelletier was Gringoire in both the original Paris cast and the original London cast.
Clopin, Frollo, Gringoire. The three sing this song after Esmeralda disappears, Clopin does not realise she has been arrested for the attack on Phoebus.
Torn Apart. Dechire literally means 'tear or rip'.
Ankle. Two chains are placed on her ankle and pulled by the guards to simulate torture.
2. There are two gargoyles in the show, they first appear during the opening song and then make several appearances later in the show.
the hunchback of notre-dame . The original book was written by Victor Hugo.
Frollo. Frollo sneaks into the room and stabs Phoebus, later pinning the blame on Esmeralda.
Esmeralda and Phoebus. This is where Esmeralda believes she will finally be with the man she loves but their night is cut tragically short.
Court of the Miracles. It is during the song "Court of Miracles" that Gringoire is discovered where he should not be and is told his life will be spared if one of the female gypsies will take his hand in marriage. Esmeralda does and Gringoire is spared.
Canadian. Garou is originally from Quebec in Canada and is currently embarking on a solo career. His first album, "Seul" was number one for several weeks in France.
2001. The show closed early, in the summer of 2001, not long after Danni Minogue left as Esmeralda.
Frollo. Throughout the story Frollo is torn with his love for Esmeralda, wanting her and hating her at the same time.
Swallow. "I lived my life like a swallow, I arrived here with the springtime."
Gringoire. He sings of the plight of Quasimodo.
Mary. He refers to them as his three "Marys", each one ringing for a different occasion.
Sorciere, paienne, bohemienne, etrangere. She is called "a stranger, a pagan, a sorceress, and a bohemian" by Frollo during the trial, Fleur-de-Lys later refers to her as the "Zingara" or "Gypsy" when she explains to Phoebus that she will have him back if he hangs "La Zingara".
1482. This is revealed in the opening song.
Gringorie. The character's name is Gringoire, not Gringorie, originally played by Bruno Pelletier.
The Age of the Cathedrals. Called "Les Temps des Cathedrales" in French, this is one of my favourite songs.
Luc Plamondon. When the songs were translated into English, many believed the show lost much of its vigor and the translations were too rushed.