The Playlist: as chosen by the actors for their characters

Troupe in red 4

On Monday 17th June, while warming up as their characters during the workshop, the actors were invited to choose a piece of music for their character.

What is your theme tune? was the question.

The following were the replies:

Emperor Joseph –– ‘Purple Rain’ by Prince

Theresa Salieri –– ‘I Would Rather Go Blind’

This version is by Etta James.

Giovanni (Venticelli group) –– ‘Tilted’ by Christine & The Queens

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart –- ‘Everything You’ve Come to Expect’ by The Last Shadow Puppets

Violetta (Opera Singer in Venticello group) –– ‘Caro Spoza’ by Handel

Cook –– ‘All Things Bright and Beautiful’ by Cecil Frances Alexander

Salieri the Elder   –– ‘I Don’t Know What To Do With Myself’ by Burt Bacharach and Hal David

This version is sung by Dusty Springfield:

Count Orsini Rosenberg –– The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by George Frederic Handel

Venticello 1 –– ‘Vogue’ by Madonna

Valet –– ‘Bitches’ Brew’ by Miles Davis

Salieri the younger –– ‘Hurt’ by Johnny Cash

Constanza and also the choice of Baron van Strack –– ‘Material Gir’l by Madonna

Venticello 2 –- ‘Changes’ by David Bowie

Singer –– ‘Simply the Best’ written and sung by Tina Turner

The Tailor –– ‘Finlandia’ by Sibelius

Performed in this video by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Vasily Petrenko

The Priest –– ‘Ave Maria’

Count von Swieten –– ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’, theme song by Ennio Morricone

Katherina Cavalieri –– ‘The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy’ by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

More choices from Emperor Joseph –– ‘Crown’ by Stormzy

AND! ‘Me, Me, Me’by Taylor Swift