After her successful run in West End’s Miss Saigon as the bar girl Gigi Van Tranh, Filipina singer Rachelle Ann Go continues to sing for her dreams as she debuted as Fantine in the world’s longest running musical, Les Misérables.
On June 20, Go conquered Trafalgar Square during the 11th West End Live, an annual free musical theatre festival in London which is held in association with Mastercard and is organized by Westminster City Council and Official London Theatre.
Loud cheers and screams were heard from the crowd as Go enters the stage in her classic Fantine look and started singing “I Dreamed A Dream” and leaving the audience in awe with her performance.
Go also received an instant standing ovation for her performance on the first night of Les Miserables. British fan Samuel Ch Zernig took to Facebook how stoke he was with the Pinay singer’s crystal clear and big voice and how convincing and magnificent she was with her portrayal.
Rachelle was superb as Fantine! Saw Patti Lupone, Sierra Boggess and quite a few other people in this role, but Rachelle played it the most convincing. Very vulnerable with a crystal clear and big voice. I thought that this role, played by an Filipino actress, gave it an really interesting twist. You really saw that she was desperate to keep her purity and dignity. Also they adapted the classic Fantine look for her. She has a brown wig, which works really great. In addition to it, she is really good at dying. People around me started weeping. No wonder she got an instant standing ovation! Go and see it!
Congratulations Rachelle! Keep it up and continue making us all proud!