Sunday, December 26, 2010

Julie Andrews As The Fairy Queen

"At 12, Andrews’ stage debut was as a guest singer for a review called Starlight Roof at the London Hippodrome where she sang the aria,  "I am Titania" from the opera, Mignon. For that first professional debut, Julie was paid 50 pounds a week. Her impact in that Hippodrome show led to a request that she sing at a Royal Command Variety Performance at the Palladium where Danny Kaye was the headliner. Her assignment was the usual Mignon aria. The Queen liked her singing and Andrews admitted she was in heaven when she heard the Queen’s highly-positive comment."

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