The premiere of the corrie du Soleil show supported the career of port forward Lionel Messi happened within the Catalan capital on a weekday.
Messi10 can endure a month at the Parc del Forum theatre in port, before the move to the player’s home country of Argentina next summer.
The man himself was gift along with his family for the massive night in the European country and therefore the event has captured people’s imagination with the gap performance quickly merchandising out.
The production is represented as “a euphoriant 90-minute thrill ride that mixes exciting physical performance without the question poetic wonder”.
In true soccer fashion, the show, which will last until January 2020, lasts for 90 minutes, divided into two halves of 45.
“It’s spectacular,” the 32-year-old, five-time Ballon d’Or winner, said in an interview with RAC1. “It was very weird when it all started when they said they wanted to do this. For me, it’s incredible, because it’s not normal for someone who is still so present to be an inspiration.
“It’s usually done as an homage to people who are no longer with us. It was terribly tough to combine soccer and circus and therefore the indisputable fact that they were impressed by ME was shocking thus it had been an awfully nice feeling.”
Other guests gift on the night enclosed his Barca teammates Luis Suarez, Ansu Fati and Abel Ruiz. Others couldn’t attend as they were away on international duty.
Cirque du Soleil production is based on the Argentine’s extraordinary career and will be staging its worldwide premiere on October 10 in Parc del Forum with a total of 32 performances between now and November 10.
The show, named Messi10, tells the story of ‘a young man with boundless ambition to overcome all obstacles in becoming the greatest number 10 in the world.’ Promising to be an ‘explosive, fan-fueled and inspiring experience’, Messi10 will highlight ‘the athleticism, devotion, and brilliance that bridges the world of football and circus by celebrating the magic behind the greatest footballer of our time.’