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MasterClass Monday: Adam Lambert’s Extraordinary Version Of Come To Me From The Musical Brigadoon 


Adam Lambert
Picture Credit: AdamOfficial.Com

Oh! My! Goodness!  If this isn ‘t the best thing I have heard in a long time, then I don’t know what is!

Immortal Aria, a mother – son musical team on  Facebook- shared this gem of a number  performed by the talented Adam Lambert when he was 22-years-old. 

Listen – I have heard this classic musical theatre song performed countless number of times in my musical career. However, none can surpass the immaculate, exquisite, perfect interpretation of this number as mastered by the mega – talented Adam Lambert

When I wasn’t being transported to another dimension  by the evenness and purity of his crystalline head voice, I was blown away upon hearing Adam’s phenomenal approach to his phrasing. And his musical  ingenuity. And his ability to take artistic risks with confident technical skills.  

My favorite sections of this song occurred between 2:03-2:12 and 3:23- 3:36 in the audio timeline. The sustained vocal and breath control he exhibits during these special moments in this spectacular song are truly inspiring. 

It demonstrates that head voice rules in every vocal genre – something which I have stressed time and again in my Vocal MasterClass articles. Without it, the voice lacks transparency, refinement, evenness and coherent intonation.  

Have a listen and be amazed. Adam is truly one of American Idol’s greatest discoveries and this song pretty much sums up this very fact . 

Bravo Adam. No critique from me today!  This is a “must-listen”, especially for singers. Take 4 minutes out of your Monday and go for a special musical ride with Adam Lambert. This is one MasterClass Monday you don’t want to miss.

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Rosanne (Giallonardo) Simunovic began her musical career in Timmins, Ontario. She studied piano with Anne Pizzale and later, at an advanced level, with Soeur Anita Vaugeois (Sister Cecile of Les Soeurs De L’Assomption in Timmins). Her vocal and accompaniment skills were nurtured by her aunt, the late Dorothea Mascioli. When Rosanne graduated from O’Gorman High School, she moved on to the University of Toronto where she continued her piano and vocal studies while attaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She was hired as a piano accompanist for several musical companies, most notably, the National Ballet Of Canada. She presently holds an A.R.C.T. Teacher’s Diploma in Voice from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Rosanne has studied choral conducting with numerous well known Canadian Conductors, including Wayne Riddell of Montreal, Quebec and the internationally renowned Dr. Elmer Iseler. She has been a founding member of numerous community-based arts organizations: the Timmins Arts Council, later known as Arts & Culture Timmins, the Timmins Symphony Orchestra, and, the Timmins Youth Singers…as well as the TYS Alumnus choir, the Timmins Concert Singers. In 1987, she was also selected to be the conductor of the Timmins Board Of Education Choir, comprised of talented students from Grades 5 to 8. In 1988, she was elected to the Board Of Directors of the Ontario Choral Federation (now known as Choirs Ontario), where she served as Chair of the Festivals Committee for six consecutive seasons. In 1996, in honour of the Ontario Choral Federation’s 25th Anniversary, Rosanne was selected as one of 25 recipients of the OCF’s Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to the choral art. The ceremony was presided by Lieutenant Governor, Hal Jackman. In November 1997, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Rotary Club Of Timmins to receive the prestigious Paul Harris Award for her years of dedication to the artistic development of young musical talent in Timmins. In August of 2002, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Board Of Directors of Choirs Ontario to serve as Conductor of both the Provincial Junior and Teen Choir Camps, now renamed in honour of the Camp Benefactors, Don and Lillian Wright. In November 2002, Rosanne was the one of the recipients of the Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, honouring her work in the development of the arts in Timmins. Under Rosanne Simunovic’s direction, the Timmins Youth Singers and the Timmins Concert Singers have been featured in numerous choral festivals and performing opportunities outside of Timmins. In 1985, they were selected to partici

17 Responses to “MasterClass Monday: Adam Lambert’s Extraordinary Version Of Come To Me From The Musical Brigadoon ”

  1. Wow! That was so beautiful…how I would love to see him perform in a musical! His voice is pure magic!

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  2. If you liked this video there are a couple of others you should see.

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  3. https://polldaddy.com/js/rating/rating.jsI am out right now but will check them later. Thank you MagsMagenta.

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  4. Every once in a while I go back and listen to Adam’s Come to Me, Bend to Me and am always blown away.

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  5. MasterClassLady you MUST see him live, this recording cannot do his astonishing voice and technique justice

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  6. okay. not sure if it fits w vocals being a priority? but this is what showed to me the incredible talent he has overall. being able to do this choreography onstage and sing like this!!? Crazy! very charismatic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBlmcak7cuA

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  7. and there’s this (while we are in Adam’s Musicals stage performance history) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeH1x6Z3ZRg

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  8. I think there are still many people who are unaware of all that Adam is capable of. He can literally sing anything and sound amazing. All to often, they dismiss him because he became well known via American Idol. They feel he has not paid his dues. Unfortunately, they don’t realize he was performing in nightclubs and musicals,etc.well before he appeared on Idol. He’s paid his dues and it’s time he be recognized as a true professional, talent and artist.

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  9. The Brigadoon song is the one I yank out when someone is not familiar with Adam and his voice. I love him and will support by purchasing anything he puts out, but the electronic/dance/over-produced albums he has put out I don’t think showcase his voice.

    My favorite CD is “Glam Nation Live” because it’s LIVE. That is how Adam needs to be experienced. He has incredible instincts and every time he sings a song it’s different and yet amazing. He is so multi-talented too. The choreography/dancing on his current tour is fantastic. He’s funny, he’s creative, he’s sexy as hell…endlessly entertaining.

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  10. I have listened to this many times, and I go back always when I need cheering up. Adam Lambert
    is such a pride of our time. He is so humble, down to earth. Listen also to his rendition of ” I just love you” a cover original (John Ondrasik, Five for Fighting) for skater Nick Laroche. I wish no haters, please. Let us sit back and enjoy.

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  11. Adams voice is unreal. His range, control, power, phrasing beyond compare.

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  12. Adams voice is unreal. His range, control, power, phrasing beyond compare.

    A truly spectacular talent.

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  13. He certainly is amazing. Anyone know what that note he sustains at 3:23 is?

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  14. It is so true…..you can’t just listen to one song Adam performs…..you need to experience him live…..there is no one like him. I admit I don’t love pop music but no one would listen to him if he sang all these great classic songs instead of the pop music he currently sings. Thank goodness we have his great work with Queen to enjoy. He is one of a kind. Listen to many performances by this brilliant artist.

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  15. I already had this on my iPad , listened to it several times over the years !
    But how do you vote ?

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