‘Let the people sing’ Concert performed to rave reviews in Shanghai
Review from Broadway World.com – “…Here tonight in this Shanghai theatre I am experiencing first-hand how a stirring melody, combined with the economic beauty of a song lyric, can transcend boundaries of language and culture. A concert celebration of the musical genius of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, this entire performance of DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING? is an unexpectedly moving tribute to the universal appeal of their collaborations, and shows how LES MISERABLES in particular has impacted people all around the world. It doesn’t hurt that Australian-based producer Enda Markey has brought together a dream cast for the opening of his Australasian tour of DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING?
Markey has in fact gathered the brightest stars in the Boublil and Schönberg universe for these Shanghai concerts. Marie Zamora appears to have Cosette in her DNA; she was the original Cosette in the Paris production of LES MISERABLES, and when Zamora sings I Saw Him Once, and In My Life she embodies Cosette. There is a delicate strength to her
Eponine in Mon Histoire (the very first song written for LES MISERABLES, that would one day become the beloved On My Own), but it is when Zamora re-visits Cosette that she truly shines.
Zamora is joined in Mon Histoire/On my Own by Lea Salonga, whose defiant take on the English version of Eponine’s song is a beautiful contrast to the wistfulness of Mon Histoire. ..”
And from Twitter / FaceBook….
“Great job tonight @amandaharra ! Loved watching you perform…”
“Stunning performances tonight at ‘Do You Hear The People Sing?’ from @DavidHarrisOz @mrmichaelball @MsLeaSalonga @amandaharra Marie Zamora !!”
“Marie Zamora is so beautiful”
“Tickets. Money. Passport. Off to see @DavidHarrisOz @amandaharra @mrmichaelball @MsLeaSalonga & Marie Zamora in Shanghai! (Well in 3 sleeps)”
“David Harris handsome man, solo voice seemed thin, with the female chorus like a lot, Marie Zamora, French seems to have magic, how to sing has a magnetic field.”