To me it is like the taste of a fine rich fruity red wine, whilst sitting alfresco in beautiful sunshine, looking out at the cobbled street and terracotta tiles of a beautiful Mediterranean village.
Where do I begin?
I must point out Andrea is wonderful in each - regardless of my dislike of the chosen musical.
This is a musical I have voluntarily been to see in London - love the operatic drama and the romance of the mask.
The music whilst obviously genius ala Webber - always seemed a little flowery to me.
Ah goodness me -the way Andrea holds that note on 'night' at the end. Excuse me while I swoon.
But I do realise he's sang in at least three languages so far...maybe four. I wouldn't know without googling. Accomplished doesn't cover it.
A postman delivers letters - he goes to a bar - it's empty apart from a woman in a low cut blouse playing foosball. The foosball of course bringing attention to aforementioned blouse. She beckons him to play - and I must note here that it's probably empty because this woman obviously suffers from some mental health issues. The way she is portrayed good grief. The sex siren woman and the poor man unable to approach such dangerous beauty. Fucks sake. At one point she has the ball from the game in her mouth. Hygiene considerations notwithstanding - that shits just odd. Like seriously incongruous -her behaviours widely uninhibited.
So there’s moping, rampant sexist rubbish and artfully filmed letters. He sits in his room starring at the ball. Maybe the postman wouldn't be so sad if he had someone else deliver the letters while he got his shit together.
Favourite Track: A combined Now We Are Free & Moonriver.
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