THE MILLION DOLLAR PIANO

ELTON JOHN, 2011

The stage design references architecture and sculpture from the height of the European Baroque.  Wildly distorted forms originally created to celebrate supreme power on earth have been reinvented for the King of Las Vegas as both sculpture and video art.  Some parts of the scenery have been carved and gilded by talented sculptors working in much the same way as the original artists worked 300 years ago.  Other parts are unique products of the 21st century, crafted inside computers and executed by machines delivering sculptures and images unimaginable even 20 years ago.  The result is a theatrical extravaganza that celebrates the musical richness and theatrical decadence of Elton’s unique career, inviting the audience to enjoy a journey from the palace of the Sun King to the home of rock ‘n’ roll.

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