Roses for Ophelia wrote:Ah, that explains it! I figured it was something like that. I wish i had the original French, but i can't FIND the french version. I guess i'll have to order it online. I don't like doing that, though. it feels like cheating. I like the thrill of the hunt too much to order many things online!
9430 wrote:Silverwhistle, are you familiar with the musical Quasimodo: Prince of Fools? I'm listening to it at the moment, and it is interesting.
9430 wrote:The most information I can find about it is here: http://www.musicalheaven.com/Detailed/144.html. It's basically a concept album from 1996 and the story is condensed and slightly altered plotwise, with some songs added because it is a musical, but it includes the recluse. I'm having trouble working out who sings some of the songs, but I think that Frollo has the biggest role, followed by Pierre and Esmeralda, then Quasimodo. Doesn't include Fleur-de-Lys (I think), and Phoebus' role is quite small (I can't tell whether he actually appears after his 'murder', as I'm not quite sure what's going on after the guards confront the recluse and before the hanging; I think they might just enter her cell rather than Esme giving the game away.) There isn't really any confrontation between Frollo and Esme as far as I remember, but he does have an interesting moral dilemma song before the trial where he considers poisoning himself for what he has done. I think some stuff would have been without song, as there are a couple of gaps in the story, but I guess it never made it to a full musical.
It's hanging around on various upload sites, since it is also out of print.
silverwhistle wrote:(Still can't get used to folk calling Claude by his surname, though! And when did people start calling Esméralda/Agnès 'Esme'?)
9430 wrote:Frollo is easier to type than Claude! I'm a 6 fingered typist so am lazy as anythng when it comes to writing names. Hence I will often use nicknames if easier to type: 'Ferre, R, Esme, JVJ.
MmeBahorel wrote:I was going to say "well, it's opera, and I'm both surprised and not that Mariusz Trelinski's name is nowhere near this", but wow, Markus Butter is hot in precisely the right way for Claude.
Chanvrerie wrote:Great works! Do Gringoire really stabs Phoebus?! Oh my... I don't know what to say. Poor Phoebus lol. (By any chance they are rivals in love?)
I have read a certain book about French musical some years ago. As I remember the book said cutting costs made the staging abstract in NDdP. Maybe this was... so a realistic reason or...
I have been a fan of NDdP Musical by Plamondon/Cocciante. But I don't like Vivre, either. I absolutely agree with your saying "It seems out of place.".
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