I’ve always had a ❤️/meh relationship with opera and musicals. Growing up, I couldn’t deny getting swept away buy Les Mis or even Cats but once we left the theater (with a t-shirt) it was always back to my indie/punk/Jazz melange. In fact, my college roommates and I had a joke that the best way to ward off a potential attacker or even just, end an awkward social sitch, was to randomly start belting out show tunes. It never failed (try it!).
HOWEVER, recently 2 things happened. I was introduced to the musical meltings of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera AND I allowed myself to binge through some of Showtime’s series Shameless (makes any unique life seem extremely normal, even banal 😏).
While doing research, as I am want to do, I noticed that Emmy Rossum (Fiona Gallagher) is known for her role as Christine in the movie depiction of Phantom.
And man, it is a far cry from “F-ing Fiona“. It’s no wonder either. Ms. Emmy began her opera training at age 7 and, it shows.
This song will creep inside the sweetest part of your soul, and gently wrap itself around your heart strings with levity.
Do yourself a solid and,
Skip to this👇🏼