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Adam Lambert Rants About Les Miserables

December 31, 2012 | Posted by Joseph Lee

Adam Lambert recently ranted on Twitter about Les Miserables. While he said he enjoyed the performances of Anne Hathaway, Aaron Tveit, Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen, he didn’t like a lot of the singing.

He said: “Les Mis: Visually impressive w great Emotional performances. But the score suffered massively with great actors PRETENDING to be singers. …it’s an opera. Hollywoods movie musicals treat the singing as the last priority. (Dreamgirls was good). And I do think it was cool they were singing live- but with that cast, they should have studio recorded and sweetened the vocals. I felt like I should ignore the vocals and focus on the emotional subtext- but the singing was so distracting at times it pulled me out. I’m so glad we are all discussing this now! Look-I grew up w this musical and so my expectations are quite high. Didn’t mean to b negative.

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