Tuesday, October 05, 2010

She 'raised the bar with I Dreamed a Dream'

Broadway star Lea Salonga, as reluctant prostitute Fantine, raised the bar with I Dreamed a Dream... -- Bruce Dessau, London Evening Standard

[In comparison with Susan Boyle's version] For my money, Lea Salonga’s version of the song, which she sang in the blockbuster show last night at the O2, is far superior, richer, and sung with texture and grace. -- Roger Friedman, Showbiz411.com

The stand-out performer from the principal cast was undoubtedly Les Mis legend Lea Salonga as Fantine. Salonga’s career-long type-casting role could probably be described as ‘feisty, determined but doomed’, whether they are calling her Kim, Eponine or, in this case, Fantine then the result is always the same--a performance of the very highest order. Salonga’s belt hasn’t deteriorated over the years, and after giving that performance all those years ago to similar results, was deserving of her show-stopping ovation. Salonga was undoubtedly the finest pure performer on stage at this concert. -- Dickie and Butch



Thanks, as always, to the indefatigable Lea Salonga Fans Club on Multiply for the round-up of photos, video clips and articles.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, I wish I was there.

Rogelio Braga said...

astig. super.

jamie da vinci! said...

goosebumps!!!!

Crystal said...

i've been looking forward to this O2 concert for a long time and now it finally came out! will search youtube right away :)

~Carrie~ said...

Awesome performance :) Super lover

agwe23 said...

the girl who played eponine is really good. can't find the marius-cosette-eponine duet though.

hope this comes out on dibidi

orally said...

how fitting really.
on the 10th year she was eponine
and now on its 25th she's fantine. she'll always be eponine to me though.
(great news after Cats)

Anonymous said...

I was at the evening performance. Lea made the whole O2 quiet during IDAD. It's the best version I heard from her. She's in great form that night. She's great in all her scenes. Although I must say that the middle microphone was too high for her. It's almost obstructing her face at times.

Anonymous said...

Lea's voice is made for broadway.

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