Which hasn't stopped a variety of recording artists from being directly or indirectly inspired by them. The second half of Kate Bush's Hounds of Love is a mini-concept album called The Ninth Wave, with a secondary album "cover" intentionally based on Millais' Ophelia. Broadway star Rebecca Luker's last album features a lovely setting of a Christina Rossetti poem. And if you've ever seen or heard Loreena McKennitt, well.
The voice of my Lizzie is coming more easily as I write, and as with many characters I've played, I've assembled a playlist for her. Because unlike the PRs, I am very much a musical creature! Like the show, the playlist is a work in progress, and will probably shift a lot by the time I'm ready to put this baby on stage. (And suggestions, if you have them, are always welcome!) But for now, this is what I'm writing to.
I didn't set out for quite so much of it to speak to her relationship with Gabriel, since part of my intention has always been to bring out her own point of view, which history has tangled so inextricably with his. But then she did that herself to a large extent, and I'm finding my way more to acknowledging and dealing with that, while keeping the story very much hers. It remains to be seen if I succeed.
- Loreena McKennitt ~ Stolen Child
- Idina Menzel ~ Gorgeous
- Sarah McLachlan ~ Fear
- Plumb ~ Better
- Sarah McLachlan ~ Stupid
- Anne Buckley ~ Our Wedding Day
- Evanescence ~ Going Under
- Sarah McLachlan ~ Ice
- Jewel ~ Foolish Games
- Emilie Autumn ~ Opheliac
- Rebecca Luker ~ Remember
- Loreena McKennitt ~ The Lady of Shalott