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if you can't act a role, I don't care how well you sing it
Last Edit: GrumpyMorningBoy 10:01 pm EDT 07/29/20
Posted by: GrumpyMorningBoy 10:00 pm EDT 07/29/20
In reply to: Not to be obvious, but.... - Quicheo 05:14 pm EDT 07/29/20

I could have said so, but I'm not quibbling with roles that nearly require operatic training, the way that Tony in THE MOST HAPPY FELLA or Johanna in SWEENEY do. And there are plenty more -- like Nellie in CAROUSEL or Mother Abbess in THE SOUND OF MUSIC -- where the acting requirements are so minimal that you really ought to just cast the most spectacular voice you can.

I thought Paulo Szot was pretty darn terrific in the SOUTH PACIFIC revival. And it was lovely to hear that Renee Fleming could do in the last CAROUSEL.

I still hold that most operatic voices don't properly serve most musical theater repertoire. And I'll say the inverse, as well. As much as I want to hear a musical theatre voice on a role like Sportin' Life, I will happily entertain anyone who wants to say that the PORGY & BESS adaptation for Broadway didn't properly serve Gershwin's composition.

I'm sure that if any performing arts mailing list includes people who love opera as much as people who love theater, it's the mailing list of Lincoln Center.

But hot damn, if you can't act a role, I don't care how well you sing it.

- GMB
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