Monday, March 15, 2010

Spellbound


Spellbinding. Of all the adjectives in the English language, the only one that comes to mind to describe the lilt of soothing baritone, the rise and fall of the orchestral symphony, the catch of breaths and flutter of pulses, the only word that comes to mind is 'spellbinding'.

I had an incredible weekend with Le Boy. We caught the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra playing Broadway 'Show-stoppers' accompanied by the gooey, buttery smooth vocals of soloist, Stephen Rahman Hughes. My favourite pieces from the repertoire has got to be the orchestra playing tunes from The Sound of Music although Les Miserables' 'I Dreamed a Dream' came in as a close second. Music of the Night from Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera left me teary eyed and Maria by Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story was heart stopping. I so wanted to get an autograph after the concert, but I was running late so oh well :(

No photos were allowed during the concert (thus, I had to steal one off clovetwo.com....) but allow me to introduce you guys to a phenomenal group that I think is soon going to replace Il Divo in this fickle heart of mine ... Teatro !! (I love musicals so I'm a little biased ... heh) Enjoy !







P.s : Don't you think Stephen R.H is just so sexy? That voice ! The accent ! Oh, be still my heart. To say his voice melts my insides would be an understatement. Believe you me when I say the man positively vaporizes it .... along with all conscious thought !!

7 comments:

suituapui said...

LOL!!! I love musicals too...and Il Divo.

suituapui said...

Ya...Teatro's good too...though I do wish they wouldn't smile when singing I dreamed a dream - not a happy song actually...but I love it! Loved it especially when Susan Boyle sang it at the contest. So touched.

Joanna said...

STP : Musicals are the best aren't they? Perfect marriage of art, music, drama and soul. Hahaha, I thought I was the only one who had a problem with them smiling...but good vocals nonetheless ! Oh, when Susan Boyle sang I Dreamed a Dream I actually cried because she embodied the song and delivered the message so so very beautifully.

eugene said...

You are right about Stephen RH....i like musicals too, sadly we dont have it coming here in Penang as often........

hey joanna,we have a great week ahead and god bless

reanaclaire said...

hey, i love this too! heard yr mama said u went to see a concert but didnt really know who is who.. wow, if only i know..
(but surely cannot go.. )

suituapui said...

Yes, I cried too when I watched Susan Boyle the first time she sang that (not in the finals)...and I'm a man!!! It just blew me away!!!

Joanna said...

eugene : We don't have any musicals in Ipoh either :( Although I used to hear about the Perak Society of Performing Arts hosting some shows many years back .. You have a great week too ! :)

Reanaclaire : Hehe :) The concert was awesome. Next time if got chance go! :p

STP : Her audition was great and I thought it rather mean that they nicknamed her the Hairy Angel after that ... who cares what she looks like when she already has the voice of an angel?