Robert & Elizabeth [Chichester Festival Cast]

Robert & Elizabeth [Chichester Festival Cast]

     
 

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Superb London cast recording of this musical, based (in part) on The Barretts of Wimpole Street, with June Bronhill and Keith Michell both in excellent voice, working to a lively score by Ron Grainer, and clever lyrics by Ronald Millar. The piece itself is the kind of Victorian romp that Stephen

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Superb London cast recording of this musical, based (in part) on The Barretts of Wimpole Street, with June Bronhill and Keith Michell both in excellent voice, working to a lively score by Ron Grainer, and clever lyrics by Ronald Millar. The piece itself is the kind of Victorian romp that Stephen Sondheim later added some extra (and extra-kinky) twists to in Sweeney Todd -- the music here is more traditionally melodic and the lyrics not remotely as daring or clever, but this is an eminently satisfying work, and an equally fine cast recording. Bronhill, in particular, captures the essence of Elizabeth Barrett's character as presented in the play, without going over into Victorian parody -- she's affecting in the role, much as Michell is in his portrayal of Robert Browning. The Norman Newell production is first-rate and sufficiently opulent to reward those who grab this up on CD, with its higher resolution, and the producers have given us thorough annotation in the CD package as well as a good, clean, bright transfer.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/17/2003
Label:
First Night Records
UPC:
5014636603226
catalogNumber:
6032

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Brothers   Track Performer
Mark Wynter   Vocals,Track Performer
June Bronhill   Track Performer
Alexander Faris   Conductor
Angela Richards   Track Performer
Jill Pert   Track Performer
Keith Michell   Track Performer
Stefan Bednarczyk   Vocals
John Savident   Vocals

Technical Credits

Paul Clayton   Contributor
Ron Grainer   Orchestration
David Boyd   Director
John Gale   Executive Producer
Gareth Jones   Contributor
Norman Newell   Producer
Mike Sheady   Engineer
Christopher Morris   Contributor
Deborah Goody   Contributor
Bruce Ogston   Contributor
George Abbott   Contributor
June Bronhill   Contributor
Alexander Faris   Director,Orchestration,Recording Conductor
Gareth Vaughan   Contributor
Wendy Toye   Producer
Katrina Murphy   Contributor
Alex Hanson   Contributor
Jeremy Rose   Contributor
John Clements   Contributor
Keith Michell   Contributor
Michael Reed   Producer
Michael Sheady   Engineer

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