THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE: The Fan Carpet’s Camila Sayers shares her Five Star Thoughts on DISNEY FANTASIA – Live In Concert
For those of you who, undoubtedly, are fans of Disney’s Fantasia (whether it is the original 1940 or 2000 production) you already know how fantastical these films are – they bring back your childhood and all the wonder, fantasy and joy they brought to millions of us across the globe. You are also completely aware of the establishment that is The Royal Albert Hall.
What I’m trying to say is that this this review is looking at the unique angle of watching scenes of these glorious films in a dazzling setting with a live orchestra, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, no less.
To be serenaded by them for the evening was an absolute treat, as the well known arrangements glide over you, one get’s lost again in child wonder and the only thoughts that occur are how in the world do they perform this so seamlessly.
For someone who was not familiar with Fantasia 2000 and not entirely excited over these portions of the show (mainly there for the original Fantasia), I was pleasantly surprised, the live orchestra delighted me with the blaring horns of the ‘Flight of the whales’ sequence, they put on quite the show for these big numbers.
Personal favourite moments which you can look forward to – the infamous sultry hippo in her tutu, the fairies, mushrooms and roses dancing to the sound of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker score and of course the iconic sequence of Mickey mouse as the sorcerer’s apprentice. The looming and everlasting legacy of this manifested itself in a few apprentice hats spotted whilst we waited in the foyer.
For those of you who have a family or indeed, those of you who are full on adults and don’t need the excuse of kids to entertain, trust me – this is a spectacular treat you don’t want to miss out on. Grab your seats as there are many films to enjoy as part of the Films in Concert series.
••••• by Camila Sayers