Forums > Queen - Serious Discussion > Freddie and ballet

forum rss feed
Author

A_WintersTale user not visiting Queenzone.com

Champion: 55 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 22 Aug 09, 14:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi, guys,

I hope someone of you can help me. Many years ago when I saw the Magic Years 1,2 and 3 I remember there was a place where Freddie appeared in a ballet performance. Please could you tell me more about it - how was it called/ when has it been performed and even (I guess I'm asking too  much) if you have it recorded could you please share it or at least share some sources I can see it from. I would like to see the entire show. Thanks.


P-Tr extinction event user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 492 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 22 Aug 09, 16:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

for you : www.google.com   -> +freddie +"royal ballet"

and for everyone else (i just found it doing exactly the above magical search):
http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Stadium/5025/RoyalDancer.html
a few fantastic pictures from the rehearsal , never seen them before

A_WintersTale user not visiting Queenzone.com

Champion: 55 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 23 Aug 09, 06:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you Miklos! God save this Queenie :)


pittrek user not visiting Queenzone.com
pittrek
Deity: 10071 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 23 Aug 09, 09:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow Miklos, thanks a lot for the pics ! Never seen them before.
BTW was the performance mimed ? Was the song played from the speakers or did Freddie sing it live ?


dragon-fly user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 600 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 23 Aug 09, 10:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



pittrek wrote:

Wow Miklos, thanks a lot for the pics ! Never seen them before.
BTW was the performance mimed ? Was the song played from the speakers or did Freddie sing it live ?

According to what is said above the pictures he sang it live







pittrek user not visiting Queenzone.com
pittrek
Deity: 10071 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 23 Aug 09, 11:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote







dragon-fly wrote:



















pittrek wrote:







Wow Miklos, thanks a lot for the pics ! Never seen them before.
BTW was the performance mimed ? Was the song played from the speakers or did Freddie sing it live ?






According to what is said above the pictures he sang it live


Yes, but the available video is silent overdubbed with the album audio. So there are at least 3 possibilities
1) mimed performance
2) backing from tape + live singing
3) live singing + support band

I just wanted to be sure







Planetgurl user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 218 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 23 Aug 09, 11:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I could be wrong but I have a vague memory that the orchestra played with the performance and that Roger remarked that they were out of time and undisciplined...but maybe my memory fails me here?

pittrek user not visiting Queenzone.com
pittrek
Deity: 10071 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 23 Aug 09, 12:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Planetgurl wrote:

I could be wrong but I have a vague memory that the orchestra played with the performance and that Roger remarked that they were out of time and undisciplined...but maybe my memory fails me here?


Interesting, thanks






Bobby_brown user not visiting Queenzone.com

Deity: 2300 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 08 Sep 09, 17:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Here´s what Jamie Moses has to say:



http://www.jamiemoses.com/faq.html



"One of the most frequently asked questions we've heard is about the work Jamie did with Freddie Mercury... 

HERE IS JAMIE'S ANSWER: 

"In 1978 or 1979 I did one gig with Freddie; a charity show at the Coliseum in St. MartinÂ’s Lane, London. We ran through the songs ('Crazy Little Thing Called Love' and bits of 'Bohemian Rhapsody') in the afternoon with Fred but without the full orchestra and he said we were "fabulous". Made my day, that did... 

Fred was on stage with the Royal Ballet (wearing a leotard and tights, obviously!) and I was in the orchestra pit with the Royal Philharmonic. Dame Margot Fonteyn was there and very amused by his performance!!"




----------------------------------



It seems that they have play it live. This is new to me, as i allways thought that it was mimed.



Best Wishes



Planetgurl user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 218 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 08 Sep 09, 21:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes the tracks were played by the orchestra - I just found the article (an interview with Roger) from years ago where he said the orchestra was terrible...