Seth Rudetsky's "Obsessed": Anne Runolfsson in "Victor/Victoria"

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Oh my goodness, this woman has an amazing voice! She tells Seth a story about how she had to cover for Julie Andrews (mid-show) in "Victor/Victoria." At the very end, she holds an INcredible note. Would someone please describe it...it is UNreal!! (from Playbill.com)










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Updated On: 7/25/14 at 05:18 PM
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Posted: 7/25/14 at 6:48pm
What a fantastic 'Obsessed', that woman is A.MAZ.ING. Thanks for sharing. Love stories like that.
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Posted: 7/25/14 at 6:54pm
She has been missing from Broadway. Saw her in V/V when Julie was out and she was superb.
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Posted: 7/25/14 at 7:34pm
Anne is incredibly talented and a wonderful person!

I saw a video of her singing a song from the Cyrano musical on youtube a while ago. I can't remember the title of it, and I haven't been able to find it on there since. Does anyone know what I'm talking about?
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Posted: 7/25/14 at 7:38pm
She is delightful!! How could they say no one heard Carlotta's last note in Prima Donna?! I used to work at Phantom when it first opened, and I used to watch that scene/song every time I was there. I was very well aware of that final note. I also remember her from Cyrano when she went by Anne Marie Runolfsson.
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Posted: 7/25/14 at 8:57pm
The last note she hits is a high F, one octave higher than her "belted" F (when Seth says "vocal damage" in jest) - it's not really belted - she has an incredibly healthy mix, which to the untrained ear is "a belt." The high F she does in good humor at the end is nothing difficult for a classically trained coloratura soprano, which she clearly is. She has an amazing 4 octave vocal range. Brava, indeed!
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Posted: 7/25/14 at 8:57pm
The last note she hits is a high F, one octave higher than her "belted" F (when Seth says "vocal damage" in jest) - it's not really belted - she has an incredibly healthy mix, which to the untrained ear is "a belt." The high F she does in good humor at the end is nothing difficult for a classically trained coloratura soprano, which she clearly is. She has an amazing 4 octave vocal range. Brava, indeed!
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Posted: 7/25/14 at 8:58pm
Believe that was the Dutch version of Cyrano that briefly played on Broadway years ago.
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Posted: 7/25/14 at 8:59pm
She's very, very talented and a sweet lady. I have met her informally over the years and she's really nice. (I did see her as Carlotta-she was magnificent.)
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Posted: 7/26/14 at 12:45pm
i lover her album.

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