And I may be alone in this but I could listen Amanda Seyfried's lovely, trilling voice all day.
Helena looks a bit Bellatrix, but they could have changed that with a wig if they wanted to. I am looking forward to her otherwise . Loved her Mrs Lovett - and anyone who can make Bellatrix credibly evil but massively loved by fans, should have fun with Madame T. Amanda sounds a bit thin. and her Cosette looks as if she's back in her passive box, but there's not enough to tell. Its going to be an interesting contrast with the WE Cosette's singing later on, and between her and Sam Barks - who looks good and sounds great - as may the contrast between this young Cosette and a Matilda later on. Russell Crowe didn't sound right at all - he's meant to be hitting the notes hard and showing strength and determination - he sounded if he was opting to go on leave for the day. Perhaps the sound isn't very good on that recording.
Hugh Valjean though works fine for me. and Ann Fantine is looking superb and looks like awards waiting to happen.
Still not sure why anyone would build a barricade in the middle of Grand Square at the Royal Naval college. It just invites death standing behind something that long and exposed. I would build it accoss the narrower roads and stick my men in the buildings behind stone. Perhaps that what they did wrong in the real revolution too......