Philharmonic Orchestra Yearbook - 2003 issue
The article in
this yearbook could be considered lightweight but for this
For his last film, Shore is not naming his soloists yet. But
he indicates that its emphasis will be on male voices.
Whereas previous soloists had included Enya, Sheila Chandra
and Elizabeth Fraser, the subject matter of The Return of
the King -- effectively the battle to save the world from
evil -- calls out for a lower sound. Maybe not the basses of
Gotterdammerung, be we are, given the mythic seep of the
tale, in a similar universe.
Of course, we
now know that, aside from the cast performers, the vocal
soloists for ROTK were either the boy soprano, Ben Del
Maestro, or the females, Liv Tyler, Renée Fleming, and Annie
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