I must admit that I am a bit confused by many of the comments above. The video represents a cimematic interpretation of the music, and is therefore by definition somewhat more visual. Nevertheless if this were a part of a musical, it would be very easy to see Hayley in the role
To be fair, most songs are generic. A song like "Tonight" for example can stand on its own as a love song and therefore can be sung in concert by anyone. It isnt necessary to know the plot of West Side Story to interpret the song. Wuthering Heights is different. The song makes no sense at all out of context. For this reason, I dont think you can easily separate the role from the song in this case.
When I watched Live in New Zealand I was struck by the contrast in the stage persona Hayley exihibited in this song when compared to the rest of the concert. I wasnt the only one who noted that - the PBS presenters were clearly bored with the concert up until the point at which she sang this. The performance drew raves, and I think the reason this happened was that to some extent, she did step into the role of Cathy, (who is quite literally a "free spirt") and was in fact quite impressive in doing so.
Last Edit: Nov 11, 2007 16:52:50 GMT by milewalker
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