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Musical in Dutch language is a hit

Thursday 7 November 2002 @ 5:30 - GMT

Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida has become a world-wide phenomenon and the latest foreign cast recording to hit America is a single from the Dutch cast featuring Elaborate Lives and the song's second act reprise.

Aida is played by Chaira Borderslee and Bastiaan Ragas is Radames. Ragas' voice has power and is equal to Adam Pascal's Broadway.

Both Dutch singers have been tutored to sound as close to their Broadway namesakes as possible and the songs have the same emphasis on every translated word.

Another Aida single of Ammeris' My Strongest Suit and I Know the Truth featuring Antje Monteiro is also available.

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