I was struck by the sheer intensity of the production, as it was the first time I had ever seen Les Misérables live in its legacy of nearly three decades.
The setting of revolutionary France was enhanced by the powerful bass tones of the orchestra. The cast was truly an ensemble. Danielle Hope stood out for her tender rendition of Éponine, although Samantha Dorsey’s Cosette sounded shrill in comparison. The haunting solo of Bring Him Home by Geronimo Rauch as Valjean brought the audience’s breath to a halt.
The magic of Les Misérables is to want to watch it again.
Here’s a playlist of the songs from the Les Misérables movie, released in 2012.