Jul 15, 2021
We start off what we are affectionately calling our "Vocal
Damage" miniseries with one of the greatest soprano showpieces
every written for the Broadway stage: "Glitter and Be Gay" from
Leonard Bernstein's 1956 comic operetta Candide. The piece
is (in)famous for being hard in just about every way a song can be
hard, and is most commonly performed today by opera singers.
All clips are from the 1956 Original Broadway Cast Recording with Barbara Cook as Cunegonde and are used in accordance with the Fair Use Exemption for criticism and commentary.
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