It's been much too long since I've posted some versions of Broadway musical done in international productions, so I figured now was as good a time as any to correct that.
This comes from a 2012 production of My Fair Lady done at the old and elegant Teatro Arriaga in Bilbao, Spain, which is just off the north coast of the country.
This is the song, "Ser Feliz," or what you might likely know better as "Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?" The actress is Paloma San Basilio, a very popular performer there -- who believe it or not, you may actually know. The name struck a distant chord with me, so I checked her name out. For those who wander these pages, you may recall a while back I posted some Spanish performances from Man of La Mancha. The actress who played Dulcinea/Aldonza was, indeed...Paloma San Basilio.
Here she is again, with a loverly version of "Ser Feliz." (Intriguingly, the applause at the end is so paltry that it's almost like a cliched joke. Since the performance is so enjoyable, I have to assume that either the theater is near empty, or is this was a dress rehearsal.
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Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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