So, I finally saw Elisabeth in its entirety. Allow me to get the capslock out of the way now? HOLY SHIT THAT WAS INCREDIBLE!!!!!!! I'm going to try and write from a somewhat impartial, sedated view in the entry proper, but I need a quick paragraph to get this out of my system: this is the most amazing, most wonderfully beautiful product of anything that I have ever seen ever! Look, it's ruining my grammar. It is that good. Despite whatever gripes I may describe henceforth, I am completely infatuated with this musical. WAAAAAAH! Moving on.
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For those of you interested in pursuing Elisabeth further, here are those links I mentioned:
-The prologue and Wenn Ich Tanzen Will, helpfully translated by a dedicated youtuber.
-Milch, regretfully not subtitled, but I think it's one of those songs that transcends language.
-Elisabeth-Musical.org, a wonderful fansite. Especially this little summary which was invaluable both for my viewing experience and for writing this review.
-Soundofmusic.de in case you are interested in purchasing the DVD. They have an English version of the site, ship abroad, and if you have any questions they can write back quickly and in English.
-You can also buy the mp3 of the Revival Vienna production at amazon. They made a few strange choices with this (they made the 47-second Entr'Acte its own track, rather than sticking it on the beginning of Kitsch, and there are three minutes of applause on the end of Der Schleier fällt), but it's definitely worth it if you like the music.
If you've got any more links (I ain't kidding about that subtitle file), or thoughts on the review, please drop a comment!