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South Korean musical "Man of La Mancha" (Sep. 13th, Soirée)

This day's matinee was finished around 17 O'clock, and the soirée was started at 18:30.
In this soirée, "Cervantes and Don Quixote" were Mr. Cho Seung Woo, and "Aldonza and Dulcinea" were Ms. Chon Mido.
Ms. Chon Mido's high tones were beautiful.
"Sancho" seemed to the same actor as matinee. Both were so wonderful!!

In comparison between Mr. Ryu Jung-han's "Cervantes and Don Quixote" and Mr. Cho Seung-Woo's them, for Mr. Ryu Jung-han, it was "Cervantes" or "Don Quixote", but for Mr. Cho Seung-Woo, it was not "Cervantes" or "Don Quixote", they were also "Mr. Cho Seung-Woo" for me.....
I think the followings seems to be the reasons.
1) This time, I saw Mr. Ryu Jung-han for the first time.
2) I see Mr. Cho Seung-Woo's pictures, motion pictures, movies, TV dramas, or some news almost everyday recently, so Mr. Cho Seung-Woo has become "Mr. Cho Seung-Woo" in me....

I think ad‐libs and talking to audiences by Mr. Cho Seung-Woo were more than Mr. Ryu Jung-han.
I wish I could understand the Korean language....

Regarding Mr. Cho Seung-Woo's singing, it outshines the others, and is very musical, rhythmical, and attractive.
His voice was powerful and lively.
It was much better than this musical's OST 2007 version and the motion picture below.

"The Impossible Dream" by him in a 2014 stage.

The conductor was the same conductor as in "Jekyll & Hyde"??
The female conductor performs for both matine and soirée in one day.

Both the matine and soirée were completed and wonderful very much totally!!
All casts played enthusiastically!!

The both audiences were also very good manner during viewing the musical. They had concentrated on the musical well, so it was very good environment and I was able to watch the musicals pleasantly.

Here is many pictures and motion pictures of practices.

This Seoul trip was very much enjoyable for me!

*Related Japanese article.


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