For the callback they made me learn ‘Defying Gravity’. I was doing really well, then I totally cracked on the high, high note at the end. I screamed ‘F***!’ at the top of my lungs. Then, without the piano player, I sang the note again to show that I could actually hit it and I kept going. (Director) Joe says that’s what got me the role. He could see that I was able to play a witch.- Idina Menzel
The official, full instrumental to ‘DEFYING GRAVITY.’
This recording is apparently given to cast members of the tour to practice at home.
EDIT: I’ve read conflicting opinions about if this is a real orchestra or an electronic one. My contact could only tell me that they are “reduced tour orchestrations.’ There is debate because, many of the tracks do not sound exactly like they do in the show. But these ARE official.
you know what I love? No matter what production of Wicked, wherever in the world it may be, and whatever actress is playing Elphaba… without fail, they will always majorly use clips from the German production in Wicked videos