The Soprano Behind The Screen

date_range 4th July, 2022

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Hidden away behind the scenes Marni Nixon was the singing voice of the stars…
American soprano, Marni Nixon, is known in the popular world as the singing voice behind the stars of West Side Story, The King & I and My Fair Lady. An accomplished singer in her own right, she sang opera, classical song and appeared on Broadway.
Marni became the voice of Audrey Hepburn, Deborah Kerr, Natalie Wood, Jeanne Crain and Marilyn Monroe, to name only a few. They, on the other hand, were her face. But Marni Nixon had a face – and voice – all of her own, as she demonstrated to audiences for five decades…
Audiences have called this production “enchanting”, “breathtaking” and “beautiful” and the show has been featured by Elaine Paige on BBC Radio 2.
Professional singer Charlie-Jade Jones (soprano) and Musical Director Connor Fogel (piano) tell the story of The Soprano Behind The Screen in this concert production through tales of silver screen Hollywood and songs from classic movie musicals (including My Fair Lady, West Side Story and The King & I), operas, classical song and more recent Broadway shows too.
Charlie-Jade Jones is noted for her warm, versatile vocals and engaging storytelling. Charlie-Jade’s career so far has been eclectic and wide-ranged. Since graduating with Distinction from the Royal Academy of Music, London, her career has blossomed with numerous concerts, principal soprano roles, recordings and broadcast work.
As a pianist, Connor Fogel has been the recipient of several prizes and is the Andrew Lloyd Webber Associate Musical Director of The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Credits include Royal Shakespeare Company (Barbican, UK, US and Asian Tour), ITV1, various record labels, and he performs regularly in London’s West End.
Swallow Theatre
Moss Park