The entire revival was synthetic - everything was built not around a singular presence, like the original, but one that, like Wicked, could survive with anyone in the title role. There was no electricity, no passion. Just read the NYT review - the spark that made the original so special was gone.
Ya cant do evita like that. I think the orchestra was like that because she didn't belt it. Also the choreography when she sings the note is her being lifted up
How come in the revival, none of the Evitas' used their chest voice for the "AAANNNDDD If ever I go to too far..." and the "AAAAnndd if I need a moment's rest" ?
All the Original Evas like Patti, Nanci, Elaine, Loni and Florence belted those notes. How come Elena and her understudies did not? Were they told not to by the musical director so their voices wouldn't be warn out? Not even the touring Evitas do it either.