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re: I'm confused. Does anyone actually WANT to see opera stars perform musicals?
Posted by: Michael_Portantiere 01:23 pm EDT 07/29/20
In reply to: re: I'm confused. Does anyone actually WANT to see opera stars perform musicals? - NewtonUK 01:12 pm EDT 07/29/20

"Re these concert versions of musicals - they're CONCERT versions, with the NYPO. The point is to sing the music beautifully, less to create performances that work on Broadway. I thought that mezzo Stephanie Blythe was quite good in the NYPO CAROUSEL, and as far as Nathan Gunn goes - he's a terrific actor in opera - and having seen it live, thought it a much better performance than that of the Billy in the recent Broadway revival."

I completely agree. We can all think of examples where the casting of opera singers in musical theater roles did not work, but there are also many times when it does.
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