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My Life as a Fairy Tale





My Life as a Fairy Tale, a musical to commemorate the 200th birthday of Hans Christian Andersen, was performed at the 2005 Lincoln Center Festival and the 2005 Aarhus Festival in Aarhus, Denmark. Qian Yi played the role of Jenny Lind, alongside fellow cast members Fiona Shaw (Medea, Harry Potter) as Hans Christian Andersen, Blair Brown (Molly Dodd, Copenhagen), and Mia Maestro (The Motorcycle Diaries, Alias). The music was composed by Stephen Merritt, best known as the leader of the band Magnetic Fields. Costume design by Caitlin Ward.

Venues:
2005 Lincoln Center Festival
2005 Aarhus Festival in Aarhus, Denmark




Qian Yi on stage with Fiona Shaw, leading actress of the London stage.

Acclaim for My Life as a Fairy Tale:


Variety Magazine
Marilyn Stasio
“Qian Yi lends her dancer's grace and trained singing voice both to Andersen's lifelong friend, the singer Jenny Lind, and the silver-throated Nightingale he created in her honor.”


The New York Post
Frank Scheck
“Brown, Qian Yi and Mary Lou Rosato provide colorful support in a variety of roles.”




Qian Yi with fellow cast members Blair Brown and Mia Maestro in costumes by Caitlin Ward.



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