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(YouTube) Video Diana Damrau as the Queen of Night from Mozart's "The Magic Flute". She does things with her throat that not even your mom could do   (youtube.com) divider line 42
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2013-03-03 12:04:32 PM
Subby, imma let her finish, but Luciana Serra is the best Queen of the Night ever.

/Damrau does pronounce the German better.
 
2013-03-03 02:08:17 PM
Subby, it's clear that you've underestimated my mom.
 
2013-03-03 02:09:04 PM
I was going to say Kiri te Kanawa, but then she was Pamina.
 
2013-03-03 02:14:11 PM
You mean she can sing out of synch? Of all the opera excerpts you might find on Youtube, you chose this one.
Anyway, Lucia Popp gave a far better rendition.
 
2013-03-03 02:24:22 PM
*sigh* oh it's this performance.

this is opera for Facebook users.
 
2013-03-03 02:24:59 PM
Naah - the best version of that aria was by Florence Foster Jenkins.

Link

Go ahead - I dare you.
 
2013-03-03 02:28:55 PM
The immortal Ms Jenkins.  I quite agree - she was in a class by herself.
 
2013-03-03 02:30:51 PM
Meh. Here's this week's favorite: Kristen Chenoweth -- Candide: Glitter and be teh Ghey
 
2013-03-03 02:31:28 PM
Wow, she makes this sound not so far-fetched.

/Someone was bound to link it...
 
2013-03-03 02:43:39 PM

cirby: Naah - the best version of that aria was by Florence Foster Jenkins.

Link

Go ahead - I dare you.


OMG. I had no idea.
 
2013-03-03 02:51:16 PM
She looks like a football player in drag with smaller than normal moobs.
 
2013-03-03 03:11:42 PM
Inva Mula Tchako - Il Dolce Suono


She was the singing voice of Diva Plavalaguna (played by Maïwenn Le Besco)) in "The Fifth Element".
 
2013-03-03 03:16:07 PM

cirby: Naah - the best version of that aria was by Florence Foster Jenkins.

Link

Go ahead - I dare you.


I hate you.
 
2013-03-03 03:38:07 PM

cirby: Naah - the best version of that aria was by Florence Foster Jenkins.

Link

Go ahead - I dare you.


Huh. How does somebody that comically bad even get a part? Was there just nobody else available? At all? One chick shows up to audition and they figure, well, can't have a show without the showgirl?
 
2013-03-03 04:12:53 PM

casual disregard: cirby: Naah - the best version of that aria was by Florence Foster Jenkins.

Link

Go ahead - I dare you.

Huh. How does somebody that comically bad even get a part? Was there just nobody else available? At all? One chick shows up to audition and they figure, well, can't have a show without the showgirl?


I think that was from a recital instead of an actual performance of the Opera.  As for why people went to see her...train wrecks were popular long before William Hung and Idol (scary fact: 240,000 people actually paid good money for Hung's album).
 
2013-03-03 04:17:58 PM

casual disregard: cirby: Naah - the best version of that aria was by Florence Foster Jenkins.

Link

Go ahead - I dare you.

Huh. How does somebody that comically bad even get a part? Was there just nobody else available? At all? One chick shows up to audition and they figure, well, can't have a show without the showgirl?


Apparently you do it by inheriting money from your parents, founding your own club and inflicting giving recitals. What Flo-Fo here is, is the creator of the "YOUR JUS JELLUS!!" school of critique response.
 
2013-03-03 04:40:30 PM
Meh. She was clearly lip-syching to a kid with a recorder.
 
2013-03-03 04:41:13 PM
*synching
 
2013-03-03 04:52:33 PM

calbert: *sigh* oh it's this performance.

this is opera for Facebook users.


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-03 04:56:09 PM
She's not even fat. Kind of looks like a Bene Gesserit.
 
2013-03-03 05:07:24 PM
I just saw her in a production of "Rigoletto" - she does a great job and even got a chance to show off her kid to the camera.

This was a few weeks back - trust me - she's a big woman - not Honey Boo Boo's mom big but rather a big around the back end big
 
2013-03-03 05:13:21 PM

calbert: *sigh* oh it's this performance.

this is opera for Facebook users.


Do you know how I know you don't actually go to any operas?
 
2013-03-03 05:48:09 PM
Arachnophobe:
Apparently you do it by inheriting money from your parents, founding your own club and inflicting giving recitals. What Flo-Fo here is, is the creator of the "YOUR JUS JELLUS!!" school of critique response.

Well, that's what Wiki claims, anyway. Note that the Wiki claims are "citation needed" sorts.

Some other sources claim that she was really a very nice woman - just deluded as hell.
 
2013-03-03 06:08:14 PM
There's a delightful comedy about Florence Foster Jenkins called "Souvenir", which gives the theory that her audience was laughing at her performances, but didn't have the heart to tell her that she was awful. One of them said that "it would have been like kicking a puppy".

Only the fair Ms Jenkins could have threadjacked a  Fark Opera thread.

She had a sidekick, you know:Thomas Burns, a baritone who one critic described as sounding like Elmer Fudd .
 
2013-03-03 06:34:28 PM
Really?  Nobody's posted the live version of

"Diva Dance" from the Fifth Element

That tops everything listed so far.
 
2013-03-03 06:39:10 PM

Squik2: Really?  Nobody's posted the live version of

"Diva Dance" from the Fifth Element

That tops everything listed so far.


If it counts for anything, I posted a video of the person who actually did the singing for the "Diva Dance" seqment from "Fifth Element".
 
2013-03-03 06:45:39 PM

Bathia_Mapes: Squik2: Really?  Nobody's posted the live version of

"Diva Dance" from the Fifth Element

That tops everything listed so far.

If it counts for anything, I posted a video of the person who actually did the singing for the "Diva Dance" seqment from "Fifth Element".


*slaps forehead*  Totally missed that.  And it's even the "Diva Dace!"  My bad.  *slinks back to corner*
 
2013-03-03 06:56:13 PM

Squik2: Bathia_Mapes: Squik2: Really?  Nobody's posted the live version of

"Diva Dance" from the Fifth Element

That tops everything listed so far.

If it counts for anything, I posted a video of the person who actually did the singing for the "Diva Dance" seqment from "Fifth Element".

*slaps forehead*  Totally missed that.  And it's even the "Diva Dace!"  My bad.  *slinks back to corner*


No worries. :-)
 
2013-03-03 07:00:01 PM
The costumes made me think of Always Sunny Nightman.

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-03-03 07:25:09 PM

Tyrone Slothrop: cirby: Naah - the best version of that aria was by Florence Foster Jenkins.

Link

Go ahead - I dare you.

I hate you.


That.  Was.  Amazing.  Someone needs to splice in some goats screaming like humans.  My studio-fu is not up to the task, sadly.
 
2013-03-03 07:28:00 PM

Squik2: Bathia_Mapes: Squik2: Really?  Nobody's posted the live version of

"Diva Dance" from the Fifth Element

That tops everything listed so far.

If it counts for anything, I posted a video of the person who actually did the singing for the "Diva Dance" seqment from "Fifth Element".

*slaps forehead*  Totally missed that.  And it's even the "Diva Dace!"  My bad.  *slinks back to corner*


For what it's worth, I prefer that video, because it biatchslaps the haters that don't understand Il Dolce Suono can be and was sung entirely by a real woman.  And if that amateur chick doing the cover for youtube wasn't married, I would wife the hell out of her.
 
2013-03-03 07:40:37 PM

HotWingAgenda: Squik2: Bathia_Mapes: Squik2: Really?  Nobody's posted the live version of

"Diva Dance" from the Fifth Element

That tops everything listed so far.

If it counts for anything, I posted a video of the person who actually did the singing for the "Diva Dance" seqment from "Fifth Element".

*slaps forehead*  Totally missed that.  And it's even the "Diva Dace!"  My bad.  *slinks back to corner*

For what it's worth, I prefer that video, because it biatchslaps the haters that don't understand Il Dolce Suono can be and was sung entirely by a real woman.  And if that amateur chick doing the cover for youtube wasn't married, I would wife the hell out of her.


It can be sung by countertenors like Vitas too.
 
2013-03-04 01:01:28 AM
 
2013-03-04 02:35:37 AM
Mozart's sister in law sang that part for years. The rather interesting thing is according to one critic she didn't exactly have the best of voices, yet she managed to sing that no problem. Course the mind blowing part of it all is the Magic Flute was written to be performed by what we'd call a community theater group. It wasn't meant to be something a serious opera company would perform, indeed as Mozart had it it's not entirely a traditional opera at all.
 
2013-03-04 08:22:17 AM

WhyteRaven74: Mozart's sister in law sang that part for years. The rather interesting thing is according to one critic she didn't exactly have the best of voices, yet she managed to sing that no problem. Course the mind blowing part of it all is the Magic Flute was written to be performed by what we'd call a community theater group. It wasn't meant to be something a serious opera company would perform, indeed as Mozart had it it's not entirely a traditional opera at all.


Given all the talking in it, it's not an opera at all, it's an operetta.
 
2013-03-04 06:42:05 PM
Hungarian coloratura soprano Erika Miklósa performs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_xfC9RXicUone of the strangest and most manical versions of Der Hölle Rache (Queen of Night aria).

And don't even get me started on the whole strange as sh*t stage production going on in the video.
 
2013-03-04 06:44:04 PM

Bathia_Mapes: Hungarian coloratura soprano Erika Miklósa performs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_xfC9RXicUone of the strangest and most manical versions of Der Hölle Rache (Queen of Night aria).

And don't even get me started on the whole strange as sh*t stage production going on in the video.


Let's try that again. Queen of Night aria
 
2013-03-04 11:42:35 PM

lohphat: Meh. Here's this week's favorite: Kristen Chenoweth -- Candide: Glitter and be teh Ghey


Chenoweth is a brilliant comedic soprano, but I don't think she would have the gravitas to pull this off.

And I loves me some Chenoweth.
 
2013-03-05 04:41:26 AM

Stile4aly: lohphat: Meh. Here's this week's favorite: Kristen Chenoweth -- Candide: Glitter and be teh Ghey

Chenoweth is a brilliant comedic soprano, but I don't think she would have the gravitas to pull this off.

And I loves me some Chenoweth.


She's far too petite for the role. You need to be a Bundesmadchen with a resonant set of pipes to pull off the range in Der Hölle Rache.
 
2013-03-05 04:45:56 AM

Bathia_Mapes: Bathia_Mapes: Hungarian coloratura soprano Erika Miklósa performs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_xfC9RXicUone of the strangest and most manical versions of Der Hölle Rache (Queen of Night aria).

And don't even get me started on the whole strange as sh*t stage production going on in the video.

Let's try that again. Queen of Night aria


Hw about this production of La Traviata with a gender-bender party scene Brindisi.
 
2013-03-05 10:27:03 AM

lohphat: Stile4aly: lohphat: Meh. Here's this week's favorite: Kristen Chenoweth -- Candide: Glitter and be teh Ghey

Chenoweth is a brilliant comedic soprano, but I don't think she would have the gravitas to pull this off.

And I loves me some Chenoweth.

She's far too petite for the role. You need to be a Bundesmadchen with a resonant set of pipes to pull off the range in Der Hölle Rache.


I feel like you just flopped your opera dick on the table.
 
2013-03-05 11:27:39 AM

Stile4aly: lohphat: Stile4aly: lohphat: Meh. Here's this week's favorite: Kristen Chenoweth -- Candide: Glitter and be teh Ghey

Chenoweth is a brilliant comedic soprano, but I don't think she would have the gravitas to pull this off.

And I loves me some Chenoweth.

She's far too petite for the role. You need to be a Bundesmadchen with a resonant set of pipes to pull off the range in Der Hölle Rache.

I feel like you just flopped your opera dick on the table.


Hardly.

Bundesmadchen is a made-up word.

I've never been to an opera.
 
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