Great Performances: Season 37, Episode 19

Chess in Concert (17 Jun. 2009)

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Arbiter: Each game of chess, means there's one less variation left to be played. Each day got through, means one or two, less mistakes remain to be made.
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I Know Him So Well
Music by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Performed by Idina Menzel and Kerry Ellis
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I really really loved it!
30 October 2009 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

I have to admit I bought the DVD because I am a huge fan of Adam Pascal though I grew up listening to Chess and I was never really bothered about it.

But I really enjoyed this concert. I thought Josh Groban was excellent as Anatoly, he even made the not-so-great songs a treat to listen too.

I thought Adam Pascal was fabulous, his Pity the Child was powerful. He has a great range and he actually acted not just stood there and sang.

I liked Idina Menzel as Florence, I know there are better people out there for the job but I don't think she killed the part either. I preferred her to Julia Murney, who scared me a little bit.

Two people who I don't think are mentioned enough are David Bedella and Clarke Peters as Molokov and Walter. I loved both their voices and both were delightfully sinister.

Kerry Ellis was sort of wasted as the wife, gorgeous voice even if she only sort of stood there and sang.

Orchestra wonderful to listen to! One aspect of the concert I really didn't like was the dancing. It looked weak and unrehearsed and they didn't have a lot of room.


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