Is Sierra Boggess the Ultimate Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera?

Many performers have taken on the role of Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera, but few have done so with the flair that Sierra Boggess brings to the character. The American Broadway star showcased her exceptional talent with her performances of “Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again” and “The Phantom of the Opera” at the Classic BRIT Awards, singing alongside Canadian star Ramin Karimloo, who played the Phantom.

Boggess made the notoriously challenging parts of Christine Daaé seem effortless. Her performance highlighted her superb vocal range and signature vibrato, combined with a captivating stage presence and acting prowess. The dramatic range required for the two songs was managed with ease, further demonstrating her versatility.

Boggess’s rendition of “Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again” and “The Phantom of the Opera” has garnered 6.3 million views on YouTube, making it the most popular live version of the former song on the platform. Andrew Lloyd Webber, the mastermind behind The Phantom of the Opera, was present at the event and can be seen in the video.

Fans online have hailed Boggess as arguably the best Christine Daaé ever. Comments include, “She casts a spell over the audience, making them feel as though they are actually in the story. She’s a phenomenal actress,” and “The problem with Boggess as Christine is that she set such a high standard of excellence that all past, current, and future Christines are going to be compared to her.” Another popular video featuring Boggess and Karimloo is their rendition of “The Point of No Return.”

Boggess and Karimloo performed at the Classic BRIT Awards on October 2, 2012. The pair had previously worked together on the original London run of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies, the sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, where they played Daaé and the Phantom respectively.

The duo reprised their roles in 2011 at the 25th anniversary event, The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall, performing “The Point of No Return.” Webber spoke onstage at the event, which also featured performances from the original London and Broadway casts of The Phantom of the Opera.

If you’re a fan of Sierra Boggess’s incredible talent displayed in her Classic BRIT Awards performances, be sure to follow her on social media.

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