Thursday, 2 October 2008

Farewell, Valjean

You've probably heard that NZ singer Rob Guest died this morning in Melbourne of a stroke.  I never saw him sing live, but by all accounts he was a fearsome Valjean in one my favourite musicals, Les MIserables.

So as a tribute, not by Guest himself unfortunately, here's a YouTube excerpt from the Finale of Les MIserables, sung at the death of Valjean.  It's a real tear-jerker.  (For maximum effect, click on the clip 'Les Miserables. Final Act II. 10th Anniversary Concert' immediately the first clip finishes).

1 comment:

  1. I saw him at Les Mis and he was absolutely fantastic. I also saw him singing the national anthem at a cricket match in 1992 (the world cup match against Australia) - without a doubt one of the best renditions.

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