Witches CD

Witches CD

A new album, WITCHES brings together four of Australia’s most acclaimed leading ladies, united by their iconic portrayals of the most famous pair of witches in musical theatre, Helen Dallimore,  Lucy Durack,Amanda Harrison and Jemma Rix. 

From Shakespeare to Disney, we have always been fascinated with Witches. Their magic and mystique has been the inspiration for fairy tales, books, movies and music.

This album brings together four of Australia’s most acclaimed leading ladies, united by their iconic portrayals of the most famous pair of witches in musical theatre, Glinda and Elphaba, from Stephen Schwartz’s Wicked. Helen Dallimore opened the original West End production as the good witch Glinda. Lucy Durack then portrayed Glinda in the original Australian production, opposite Amanda Harrison and then Jemma Rix as the green-skinned ‘wicked’ witch Elphaba.

Inspired by a concert that premiered in July 2016 at the Sydney Opera House, Witches features these four great singers singing witchy songs from Wicked, Into the Woods, and The Witches of Eastwick as well as magical favourites from FrozenThe Wizard of OzWilly Wonka & the Chocolate Factory and more. The album also contains the world premiere recording of Matthew Lee Robinson’s ‘Princess’written for Lucy Durack.

Featuring world premiere arrangements by award-winning musical director Kellie Dickerson, Witches will cast a spell on you right from the first listen. 

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TRACKLISTING
Garden of Magic
Pure Imagination from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Let It Go from Frozen
Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
I Put a Spell on You
Make Him Mine from The Witches of Eastwick
Love is an Open Door from Frozen
Princess from Sing On Through Tomorrow
Children Will Listen from Sondheim on Sondheim Into the Woods
10 With You from Ghost
11 Last Midnight from Into the Woods
12 Popular from Wicked
13 For Good from Wicked
14 Defying Gravity from Wicked
15 Somewhere Over the Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz
 
VOCALS:
Helen Dallimore, Lucy Durack, Amanda Harrison & Jemma Rix
with Simon Gleeson

Beverly Kennedy piano and celeste
Clive Lendich guitars
Jamie Castrisos drums and percussion
David Stratton acoustic and double bass
Opera Australia Orchestra
Kellie Dickerson 
conductor