Emma Thompson is Magnificent in “Sweeney Todd” Opening Night!

Posted Thursday March 6, 2014 4:08 PM GMT

She’s more than proven her acting chops on screen, and it’s evident that Emma Thompson's talent translates well to the stage.

The “Stranger Than Fiction” actress starred in the New York Philharmonic’s “Sweeney Todd,” which opened at Avery Fisher Hall last night (March 5).

Of the gig, Emma told press, “It's been the greatest thrill so far. When [my costar] Bryn Terfel sang his first lines, I fell over.”

And it sounds like the New York Daily News enjoyed the production- “Thompson showed off a robust singing voice and plenty of comic chops. She was the perfect foil for the vengeful demon barber played by opera star's Bryn Terfel, whose burly baritone was a fine fit for Sondheim's beautiful and haunting songs.”

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