Julie Andrews is a beloved actress and singer best known for movie roles and stage performances. In 1972, her leading role as Guinevere in “Camelot” stole the hearts of millions.
In this footage of her solo number “If Ever I Would Leave You,” Andrews takes the stage amidst the sparse set and simply shines. The name of the play glows in the backdrop as she emerges upstage.
Slowly, she walks to the center of the stage, capturing all eyes with her beauty. Her song seems sad at first until you realize what it says about true love.
Dressed in the costume of a queen, Andrews commands the presence of royalty on the stage. Her eyes seem to fix right on you as she sings of the inability to escape true love.
The song is almost an inner monologue of her character. Does Guinevere imagine that she could leave Arthur? Even if she had the notion, it seems she doesn’t have the will.
Andrews gives a stunning performance, as always, and her execution is flawless. The simplicity of her style and the natural melody of her voice is mesmerizing. What a wonderful presence she brings to the stage!
Julie Andrews is the perfect actress to portray Queen Guinevere in the musical “Camelot.” The combination of her elegant beauty and her amazing singing voice make her unquestionable stage royalty.