LES MISERABLES famous scenes from the Musical

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The lovely Ruthie Henshall singing I DREAMED A DREAM (In Time Gone By…)
from the 1995 “10th Anniversary” concert production of LES MISERABLES
at the Royal Albert Hall.

Lovely. Enjoy !! More to come!!

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Below is Colm Wilkinson singing BRING HIM HOME (God On High, Hear My Prayer!).
In this scene, Jean Valjean is begging God to keep young Marius from being killed.
He has gotten caught up with the student revolutionaries and is in danger of being killed in the battles at the barricades. He is the fiancee of Fantine’s daughter, Cosette, and Valjean loves both kids as if they are his own. Enjoy!

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More to come,
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Below is beautiful Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon)
singing ON MY OWN, from the 1995 10th Anniversary production of LES MISERABLES.
In this song, Eponine (daughter of the Innkeeper) is lamenting that her love for Marius will remain unrequited. A beautiful song (like every song in Les Mis).
Enjoy !! More to come.

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The magnificent 1995 10th anniversary cast & choirs singing ONE DAY MORE,
the finale of Act One of LES MIS. Gorgeous. Enjoy !!

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EMPTY CHAIRS AT EMPTY TABLES, sung by Michael Ball, 1995 10th anniversary
production of Les Miserables. Marius laments the deaths of all his young friends.

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The FINALE, from the 1995 10th Anniversary of LES MISERABLES.
Fantine: Ruthie Henshall
Valjean: Colm Wilkinson
Marius: Michael Ball
Cosette: Judy Kuhn
From the Royal Albert Hall. Enjoy !!

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This is one of the most beautiful and touching stories ever penned,
and the musical is simply breath-taking in it’s beauty.

I cannot understand how anybody (and there are some) can “hate” this show.
It is a touching, reverent (usually) and redemption-based musical and
very ennobling spiritually.

I can’t even understand why the novel by Victor Hugo was
ever even on the Index of Forbidden Books.
What, in this story, did the Holy See object to ???

Victor Hugo was a bitter foe of the Catholic Church. (Which was funny, because he kept flirting with loving the Church.) Chesterton has some very good essays about Hugo that you might find helpful.

If you read the unabridged novel, there are some very nasty things about the Church in Les Miserables (though not as nasty as in The Hunchback of Notre Dame). The bishop is a great portrayal of a saint, of course, which shows just how weird Hugo was about the Church. He also espoused certain political ideas which went against church teaching (and no, I don’t understand French politics, but I think he was either a socialist, a nationalist, or anti-religion poking out its head at all).

But mostly, I think Hugo’s books got on the Index for sex and violence. It may not seem like much today, but for back then, it was a lot.

Thank you, mintaka,
I couldn’t understand because overwhelmingly, the musical play
is absolutely beautiful.

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