Sunday, December 16, 2007
Sights and sounds of Celine Dion’s last night of “A New Day…”
At the end of the historic evening, 100,000 red rose petals fluttered onto the stage as Dion received a standing ovation that went on for minutes.
A super-sized bouquet of 723 white roses was wheeled onto the stage, a gift from director Franco Dragone, who created the many Cirque-inspired pieces.
The significance of the 723: Dion performed 717 shows, two charity events and was to have finished with 723, but an illness caused her to cancel four shows recently.
While meeting with reporters during a post-midnight gathering in front of the stage, Dion left the door open to returning to Las Vegas as a headliner.
“I’d love to come back. I hope so,” Dion said, as she sat on the edge of the stage with Dragone. “The people of Las Vegas made us feel so welcome here. We loved it so much we are keeping our home. I grew tremendously. Five years ago I was very fragile."
This comes from Las Vegas Review Journal. Visit to read the entire story.