I love international recordings of Broadway musicals -- and have dozens of them in my collections. I've posted videos of quite a few, though have gotten sloppy and haven't had one for a while. It's time to rectify that.
This is a production of My Fair Lady done three years ago at the Teatro Arriaga in Bilbao, Spain.
I probably have more international recordings of My Fair Lady than any other show (and have posted audio recordings here from some), including from Israel, Germany and Spain (the original Spanish production, which included a young 18-year-old singer playing one of the compatriots of Alfred P. Doolittle, by the name of Placido Domingo). And the interpretations are all fascinatingly different. But one thing has stood out among all the versions, including the Broadway and London casts (which are the same...) -- for all the differences in the leads, every country has a crusty vaudevillian comic who can nail the role of Alfred Doolittle to a T.
And here's another example of that. This is the actor Joan Crosas singing, "Llévenme a la Iglesia". You probably know it better as "Get Me to the Church on Time" --
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