Now I’m actually not the biggest fan of the most recent Italian cast of Notre Dame de Paris. I’ll get more in that another time when I actully start reviewing Notre Dame de Paris in earnest. However I will say this, while I’m not of fan of how the La Monture (La Cavalcatura) sequence was re-stage to make Fleur de Lys use her sexuality to get Phoebus to ensure the death a girl who is already condemned, I really do enjoy Serena Rizzetto performance. She is probably my favorite Italian Fiodaliso and I think she is better singer than either of the Esmeralda in this cast, but that is just my opinion.
Last week it was announced that July 9th and 10th the original cast was performing the Notre Dame de Paris Concert in Beirut. Now they have added three more Concerts in March 2013 in Kiev on March 5th, Moscow on the 7th and 8th and St Petersburg on March 10th. It was reported on http://jzenatti.forumactif.com/ and has been confirmed on Bruno Pelletier Facebook page.
Notre Dame de Paris Beirut Concerts 2012
Does anyone else find it curious that they’re holding the Kiev concert in March next year?The Concerts have been performed for the last two years in Kiev in December and now they’ll be March and no 2012 Kiev performance. Though more of these concerts are a good thing so I’m happy.
This video from the 10th anniversary Italian cast of Notre Dame de Paris from April 13th, 2012. I beilieve it’s Federica Callori as Esmeralda singing Zingara (Bohemienne).
I’m just going to say this I find a lot of casts of Notre Dame de Paris to have rather mechanical performances and it’s very noticeable in this song with Esmeralda. You can see it in run toward up stage at 0:58 and her interaction with other people. It’s not just Callori many of the Esmeraldas don’t have that ease of motion that Esmeralda should have.
Helene Segara performing Bohemienne as Esmeralda Notre Dame de Paris
Say what you want about Helene Segara’s over-all performance, at least her movements felt natural and not forced.
Lola Ponce as Esmeralda Original Italian Cast Notre Dame de Paris
Lola Ponce was probadly one the best Esmeraldas to combine the choreography and her own natural moments.
What do you think? Do you find some of the Esmeralda’s moments mechanical and overly pre-planned, I mean I know they are but it shouldn’t feel that way. Or do you disagree with me and find the moments natural and fluid? Or do you have an opinion of Callori’s performance? Your thoughts/opinions are very welcome ^_^
Here’s a little factoid about me that you may not know, I’m not a fan of Superhero movies. They just have never appealed to me. However, a friend made me watch Thor and I really liked it. I think I liked the blend of Norse mythology in a sci-fi/fantasy context but as a Hunchback fan I enjoy watching Thor’s character arch as it was like Phoebus.
Chris Hemsworth is actually a relatively popular choice for a hypothecial cast of Hunchback of Notre Dame as Phoebus. And I have to agree with the popular vote here he’s really is perfect for the role. His look is good and if his performance as Thor is any indication he can play the role of Phoebus with their great smarminess or warmth (pending on the vision of the movie). Either way Chris Hemsworth would make a great Phoebus and he’s currently popular in hollywood so who know it may even happen.
Chris Hemsworth Smiling
What do you think? Do you think Chris Hemsworth would make a good Phoebus or do you think there someone better out there for the role?