Rodgers & Hart: My Romance

Written by Christine Taylor Price

Soprano

January 21, 2020

I have always been a huge Doris Day fan. She is the whole package. Hysterical, a fantastic actress both comedic and dramatic, and was one of the most famous recording artists from the 40’s to the late 60’s recording more than 650 songs. I remember the first movie I saw her in- Calamity Jane. People! If you haven’t seen this movie do yourself a favor and watch it!! She is an absolute HOOT! Anyway, I was walking through Borders (back when we bought music and movies in an actual store) and saw a Doris Day movie collection of her 10 best movies. Of course I go it, went home and immediately watched every one over a 3 day period. The original binger? Perhaps. In the collection was the movie Jumbo. Originally a musical by the great Rodgers and Hart duo written in 1935, it was made into a movie in 1962 and was Doris’s last screen musical. When I heard her sing “My Romance”, I melted into my pillow and began to laugh because I loved it so much. I rewound that scene probably 20 times until I had a very solid handle on the song and haven’t really stopped singing it yet. Here it is sung by the incredible Doris Day.

Christine Taylor Price

Rising soprano Christine Taylor Price is a recent graduate of the Artist Diploma program at the Marcus Institute for Vocal Studies at The Juilliard School. A NYFOS Emerging Artist program alum, Ms. Price returns to NYFOS in our upcoming tour of Killer B’s with performances in Arizona and New York.

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