Friday, May 5, 2017

Jesus Christ Superstar

By Gemma Cleanslate

Arriving at the Royal Opera and Gardens is always a thrill. The building itself and the region are lovely and inviting  The wrong door is always my choice of entry, so I get a grand tour of the hallways and interesting objects before reaching the theatre proper.

Sunday I made my way over to see a performance of Jesus Christ Superstar, a rock opera , with music by Andrew LLoyd Webber. The Compania de Arte Parabola presented the opera. Ina Carpaccio greeted everyone as we entered the theater and .We were given a hud the listed the cast , the background of the opera and the scenes. The star and director of the show was Kar Gabilondo , who did double duty playing Jesus .

 The rest of the cast took on various roles throughout, Esme (EsmeraldaS2008 Zabaleta) , Signa Avril, Mar Shilova, dahir Sapphire (dahirSapphire2 Resident). The music of Andrew Lloyd Webber resounded throughout the theatre during the  10 scenes from the Ovature to the Crucifixion to the Ascension the gospel story is told in rock dance and song.

Esme as Judas.showed his remorse after his betrayal and hanged himself before the final acts took place. The scenery , as usual with the CAP was fitting to each part of the show.The audience showed their enjoyment of the performance through .

There will be further performances at other theaters so keep an eye out for ads. It was a pleasant Sunday afternoon and it was good to revisit a old special play.

Gemma Cleanslate 


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