Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Mabel Faletolu

Our good friend Earl at TheOneRing.net is running at interview with Mabel Faletolu today. You'll recognize her name -- and, more importantly, her voice -- from Gandalf's fall in The Fellowship of the Ring.


It’s been said that when Peter Jackson set out to work with Howard Shore on the music for The Lord of the Rings, he desired to have a cast of vocalists for the songs that would be sung during significant events in the films. How did you come about to be a featured vocalist on The Fellowship of the Ring?


I was studying at the National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art in Christchurch, New Zealand. I got a call from a friend, Igelese Ete, who was the choir director for the male choir featured on the same album. He said that they were looking for a soprano with the right amount of richness in the voice for this particular part. When all was approved then they arranged my flights and it was all go. No audition. Just got the job. Howard Shore had a lot of faith in Igelese so I had better get it RIGHT!! ARrrGH!!

Read Earl's full article HERE.
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