The long wait is over: Lara Fabian is set to perform live in Estonia for the first time.
Widely known as the European Celine Dion, singer Lara Fabian will have a concert on April 22 at the Nordea Hall in Tallinn.
French pop singer Lara Fabian was born in January, 1970, in Etterbeek, Belgium. Raised in north Belgium and Italy by her Flemish father and Sicilian mother, the French, English, Italian and Spanish-speaking Lara knew that she wanted to be a performer at an early age.
By the age of 8, Lara had already begun taking lessons at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels, in addition to lessons in singing, dancing and piano, and continued taking them for the next 10 years. By age 14, Lara had begun performing and writing songs, while her father, a former guitarist and backup vocalist, accompanied her on the guitar.
But all the music lessons in the world cannot explain Lara’s musical formation. Lara listened to the radio and was fascinated by such artists as Barbra Streisand and the late Freddie Mercury of Queen.
Listening to such a diverse range of music influenced Lara’s style; she claims that, although she is a pop singer, her music is not purely pop — it varies from classical and rock to country.
In the years that followed, Lara entered European singing competitions, winning several prizes. She won fourth prize in a prestigious European competition for singing her single “Croire.”
Beginning to achieve success and fame in Europe with the release of several hit singles on a French label, Lara felt that she had to leave what she refers to as “conservative” Europe, so that she could be herself and explore who she really is.
After having toured almost all countries, the world star, also called “a phenomenon” in France and Canada, will now grace the audiences of Tallinn with her presence. The singer is preparing a concert with her most famous songs, everyone’s favorite “Je t’aime” (“I love you”) and “Tut’en vas” (“You’re Leaving”), “Si tum’aime” (“If you love me”), “Deuxils,deux ells” (“Two he, two she”), as well as her recent hits from the album, which was released in April 2013. Lara has songs in English, Spanish, French, Russian, Portuguese, German and Hebrew in her repertoire.
With her lyrical soprano and a range of three octaves, Lara Fabian brings the audience onto their feet every time and drives the soul to flicker with her sensational show that captured the biggest stages across Europe, America, Latin America, Asia and Australia.
Lara Fabian recorded the first of her sixteen albums back in 1991. Her debut album Lara Fabian”went platinum in less than two weeks, selling over one million copies.
The subsequent unprecedented global success of the singer is recognized worldwide with 11 platinum and triple platinum albums, awards for best female voice, best song, best-selling albums in Europe. Music critics have compared her voice to the voice of the singer Celine Dion – a lyrical soprano with a bright and gentle sound.
Lara doesn’t consider herself to be a singer or a diva; she refers to herself as “a songwriter with a voice”, and with her soulful voice and diverse style, Lara has definitely proven herself to have crossed many international boundaries.
“It’s not about sitting on the sofa and going ‘I wanna be a star.’ No way. You’ve got to know how to bake the bread before eating it and there’s just so much you need to know and I knew I had to learn it all,” the singer says.
Nordea Hall, Tallinn
April 22, 7 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased at: www.piletilevi.ee