Musicals and Operas

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Don't get me wrong Sunny! Its fabulous, just have a listen in advance!
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Oh.. I was going to buy tickets for Hamilton for my hubby's birthday.. but rap.. *twitch*. Rap & Country really grate on my nerves. I'll have a listen before buying tickets. Thanks for the tip Alatar!

Sunny.. I agree.. 'Phantom of the Opera' is simply sublime. It took a very long time to get that out of my head and I didn't mind a bit. We saw 'Phantom', 'Wicked' and 'Beauty & the Beast' years ago when we went to New York.
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I don't like rap either, but Hamilton is transcendent.
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Dave_LF wrote:I don't like rap either, but Hamilton is transcendent.
Yeah, I was giving it a listen and I didn't mind the 'rappiness' of what I heard. We might give it a go. Reading the lyrics in advance is a good idea too.
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Anyone who was on TOB will be surprised to hear me singing Puccini :shock:

Yes, Puccini is not my favourite composer, but every once in a while he just nails it. Like in this moment from La Fanciulla del West. Dick Johnson is about to be hanged (or so he thinks) and is asked if he has anything to say before they proceed. He asks that they don't tell Minnie (the soprano character) what has happened to him:

"Let her believe that I am free and far away,
Following a new path of redemption.
She will wait for me to return,
And the days will pass,
And the days will pass, and I won't return.

Minnie, the only joy of my life...
Minnie, who has loved me so much!"



Disclaimer: because of the pandemic, I had to play piano and sing at the same time, something I never thought I could do. It's not my best singing or my best playing, but it's my best (only!) example of attempting both at once :D
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Bravo! I'm impressed Jude. You have a wonderful voice.
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Really? I didn't notice, I was too busy looking at the pictures :D
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Oh bravo! You did it! :cheers: Lovely!
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Dave_LF wrote: Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:57 pm I don't like rap either, but Hamilton is transcendent.
Possibly of interest, from last night:

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I'm glad they're starting up again, but it'll be a long time before I can get back. :)

I was going to say it was impressive how many big-name actors they managed to book, but I suppose they haven't had much else to do. :neutral:
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So I saw "in the Heights" twice over the weekend. My first impression was that, while it was a lovely movie, I was disappointed at the major changes to the plot of the musical. On second viewing, being aware of the changes in advance, I adored it. Much like V said about the Tolkien biopic, it's not a movie of the stage musical in terms of accuracy, but it feels so right. Gorgeous movie and everyone should see it.
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