One of my favorite shows of all time is The Phantom of the Opera. I've had it on the brain these past few days so I thought I would share some of my favorites from it. If you, like me, are a fan, I've searched youtube for renditions you may not have heard before, so I hope you enjoy.
Think of Me - Sung by Emmy Rossum and Patrick Wilson. The only clip from the actual movie, I promise. The movie was made rather brilliantly, I thought. My only real complaint is that Raoul's hair is dorky. But judge for yourself.
The Phantom of the Opera - Sung by Sarah Brightman and Antonio Banderas. Sarah Brightman is so theatrical and a Spanish phantom? I almost laughed, but only almost. It's still fun to watch. And, of course, all homage must be paid to Sarah as the original Christine.
All I Ask of You - Sung by Charlotte Church and some guy we don't care about. Possibly my favorite song from the show. Despite the fact she has this very, very, very annoying chin vibration habit, this is still an excellent performance.
Music of the Night - Sung David Cook. I originally refused to post an American Idol video here. I was determined to post a Josh Groban video even though I dislike Josh Groban. But I didn't think it was any good and couldn't bring myself to post it. So you get American Idol. Just ignore the stupid judge comments at the end.
Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again - Sung by Mirusia Louwerse with Andre Rieu and the Strauss Orchestra. I've always loved the singers Andre Rieu (aka the Flying Dutchman) has travel with him and his orchestra. If you ever get a chance to rent one of his concerts on dvd, do it. He puts on a great show.
I couldn't post ALL the excellent songs from the show, sadly. But if you liked what you heard, pick up the movie sometime. It's fantastic.