Antonio Banderas is one of the best actors of his time. Having been in at least 82 movies, he has proven his skills as an excellent and versatile actor. However, what people don't know is that he can actually sing and he's great at it.
In one particular performance with Sarah Brightman, Antonio sang "The Phantom of the Opera." It was a bit surprising given that he has a really strong Spanish accent. Despite that, he was able to pull it off and he did an excellent job.
The performance started with the stage's lights turning on and off to a piece of intensifying music. It made the overall feel of the venue a lot more mystifying. And just as the lights on the stage went steady, you can see the Phantom, with his black cape and hat, playing the organ.
After a while, Sarah appeared at the left side of the stage. With a spotlight on her, it was mesmerizing to see her walk towards the center. Wearing a black dress, there's no denying how beautiful and elegant she looked.
Antonio, meanwhile, appeared after her. He was wearing a black suit which totally matched Sarah's dress. Slowly, he walked towards her before they made strong eye contact. At that moment, anyone wouldn't be able to deny the chemistry they had.
Sarah is a professional singer who underwent vocal training with the industry's finest artists. She's known to possess two types of voices - a contemporary sound and classical voice. She has a really impressive vocal range and in the ending song of The Phantom of the Opera, the highest note she was able to belt out was an E6. Personally, however, she believes that her voice can reach an F6.
Antonio, on the other hand, also has an impressive range which is a bit surprising since he does action films more. And while he wasn't really a cast for the actual musical play, he starred in a couple of Broadway revivals, such as Nine. He also appeared in Evita in 1996.
The Phantom of the Opera is actually a novel written by Gaston Leroux, a famous French writer. From the first time it was published in 1909, it caught people's attention. Because of that, it was adapted into different film and stage adaptations which included the 1986 Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical. In its operatic setting, the piece utilized music for foreshadowing and Antonio's performance captured that perfectly.
Every note on that particular performance was just mesmerizing.