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Bellagio Fountains…Incredible

Bellagio Fountains…Incredible

There is nothing like seeing them in person. The Fountains of Bellagio were destined to romance your senses. This spectacular show of thoughtfully interwoven water, music and light is designed to mesmerize its admirers. It is the most ambitious, choreographically complex water feature ever conceived and it’s absolutely free to enjoy which makes it even better.

Unfortunately, we were not able to experience their beauty on our special night at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant. The allure and majesty of being able to see the fountains during dinner make the table we had the best seat in the house. Known as Table 56, this table is by reservation only and is part of the proposal package that they offer. High winds that night kept the fountains from dancing, but we were still able to see them later on in the trip. We also confirmed the rumor we heard that the Eiffel Tower starts shimmering right before the fountain show, which is beautiful and adds true majesty and magic to the overall landscape when watching the show.

There are a few dining venues that give you a front row set to the show, The Lago at the Bellagio being another one, where you have ‘dinner and a show’. Or you can go the fountain viewing area, find the perfect spot and watch the dynamic performance set against the backdrop of the Las Vegas lavender sky or the lights of the Strip. Each performance is unique in expression, music and interpretation so no matter how many times you have seen the Fountains, they always have more in store to wow you with. Whether it is ‘This Kiss’ by famous songstress Faith Hill (uh, not Sheryl Crow) or Viva Las Vegas from the man himself, Elvis Presley, there is also a mix of opera, classical, Broadway and pop tunes.

The Fountains of Bellagio show is daily, performing every 30 minutes from 3pm to 8pm, Monday through Friday and every 15 minutes from 8 pm to midnight. On weekends and holidays the shows start at noon every 30 minutes and changes to every 15 minutes from 8pm to midnight. Again, good to note that the show will not happen if the winds are too high.

About The Fountains
When thinking of the many romantic places in Paris or Rome, London or Madrid, fountains immediately come to mind. The Fountains of Bellagio express the romantic spirit of the resort. The result of collaboration with WET Design is the most ambitious water feature ever conceived in terms of choreographic complexity and scale.

At Bellagio, more than a thousand fountains dance in front of the hotel, enhanced by music and light. The display spans more than 1,000 feet with water soaring as high as 460 feet into the air. I cannot describe not only how incredible this show was to watch, but the sound of it. All of that water being shot into the sky, it was invigorating and spectacular. I came upon this picture from TripAdvisorUK when I was gathering information on the fountains. Do you see what I see??? Is that a hidden Mickey being formed by the fountains? Yes, Disney is always there no matter where we go!!

As we heard the other night, the fountains have a wide range of musical works has been selected for the fountain’s shows, from classical and operatic pieces to popular music and songs from Broadway. Designers, musicians and performance artists were invited to choreograph the fountains to these differing musical selections. The result is a rich, dynamic collection of performances in water which rivals anything I have ever seen from World of Color to Cinematic Celebration. The performances range from delicate and whimsical to grand and commanding. Musical selections also change according to holidays and seasons. No matter when you visit Las Vegas, putting the Bellagio Fountains on your list is a must. Below are some of the songs you may hear:

Title: One, Singular Sensation. Artist: Original Broadway Cast. Composer: Marvin Hamlisch. Work: A Chorus Line, Broadway Musical.

Title: Fly Me To The Moon. Artist: Frank Sinatra w/ Count Basie Bart Howard. Composer: Bart Howard. Work: The Very Best of Frank Sinatra.

Title: Simple Gifts.Artist: London Symphony Orchestra. Composer: Aaron Copland. Work: Appalachian Spring.

Title: Singin’ in the Rain. Artist: Gene Kelly. Composer: Alex North. Work: Singin’ in the Rain, Movie Musical.

Title: Rondine al Nido. Artist: Luciano Pavarotti. Composer: Vicenzo de Crescenzo. Work: La Rondine, Opera.

Title: Overture/All That Jazz. Artist: Catherine Zeta-Jones. Composer: Fred Ebb & John Kander. Work: Chicago Soundtrack.

Title: God Bless The USA. Artist: Lee Greenwood. Composer: Lee Greenwood. Work: American Patriot.

Title: Star Spangled Banner. Artist: Whitney Houston. Composer: Francis Scott Key. Work: CD Single.

Title: The Ecstasy of Gold. Artist: Ennio Morricone.

Title: Pink Panther. Artist: Henry Mancini. Composer: Henry Mancini. Work: The Pink Panther, Movie Soundtrack.

Title: UpTown Funk. Artist: Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars. Composer: Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars. Work: UpTown Special.

Title: Luck Be A Lady. Artist: Frank Sinatra. Composer: Frank Losser. Work: Guys & Dolls, Broadway Musical.

Title: Hey, Big Spender.Artist: Gwen Verdon & Original Broadway Cast. Composer: Cy Coleman. Work: Sweet Charity, Broadway Musical.

Title: Con Te Partiro (Time to Say Goodbye). Artist: Andrea Bocelli & Sarah Brightman. Composer: F.Sartori, L.Quarantotto. Work: Pop Song.

Title: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Artist: Mikhail Rudy. Composer: Sergei Rachmaninov. Work: Theme of Paganini.

Title: Viva Las Vegas. Artist: Elvis Presley. Composer: George E. Stoll. Work: Viva Las Vegas Soundtrack.

Title: Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. Artist: The Beatles. Composer: John Lennon & Paul McCartney. Work: St. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Title: In the Mood. Artist: Ralph Carmichael. Composer: Glenn Miller. Work: Ralph Carmichael Presents Big Band.

Title: My Heart Will Go On. Artist: Celine Dion. Composer: James Horner. Lyrics by Will Jennings.
Work: Let’s Talk About Love & Titanic: Music From the Motion Picture.

Title: Believe. Artist: Cher. Composer: Cher, Brian Higgins, Paul Barry, Tim Powell, Steven Torch, Matt Gray, Stuart McLennan.

And a special Holiday Selection including:

Title: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. Artist: Johnny Mathis. Composer: Eddi Pola & George Wyle. Work: Christmas Carol.

Title: Sleigh Ride. Artist: Johnny Mathis. Composer: Leroy Anderson. Work: Christmas Carol.

Title: Santa Baby. Artist: Madonna. Composer: J. Javita & P. Springer. Work: Mame, Broadway Musical.

Spokesmayne; The Bellagio; TripAdvisor UK (PC)

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