Walt Disney Records has released online the soundtrack for the upcoming live-action Beauty and the Beast. Take a listen above to six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald, who opens the film as Garderobe, the opera singer-turned-wardrobe, with an upbeat aria at the prince’s castle prior to the spell that transforms him and his attendants.
McDonald also closes the film by lending her soprano to a reprise of the film’s title number.
The soundtrack, which also includes the Alan Menken and Howard Ashman standards “Belle,” “Something There,” and “Be Our Guest,” as well as new songs written specifically for the film by Menken and Tim Rice, is available to listen on YouTube here and can be purchased on iTunes.
Beauty and the Beast will be released in movie theatres on March 17. The film, directed by Bill Condon, stars Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast, Luke Evans as Gaston, Tony nominee Josh Gad as LeFou, Ewan McGregor as Lumière, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, and Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts.