Sunday, April 05, 2015

Mary Magdalene Aria in Russian.

It's Easter. While the lamb is roasting here's a quick post. 

In case you haven't heard it in Russian, here's Mary Magdalene's aria 'I Don't Know How to Love Him' from the stage version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit at Moscow's Mossovet Theatre (2009).

Mary is played by Daria Moroz and the voice (apparently) is by Pelageya, a famous pop-singer.

It looks like there are several different Russian versions of Tim Rice's lyrics but I couldn't find the one they sing in this clip. 

Jesus Christ Superstar filtered in into the Soviet Union in the 70-s with an amazing swiftness. I was still a school student when first vynil discs and tape recordings appeared. We learned the words, the music and would have group sing-alongs, chanting 'Hosanna' and 'Jesus Christ — Superstar' whith our komsomol badges on the lapels. For many, it was the first chance to get to know the Gospel and think what it means.

No comments:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...