23. August 2007 · Comments Off · Categories: Ramble, Videos, You Gotta Be Kidding

or Rockin’ to Rigoletto.

(But no oboes? Can’t be opera then. Sorry.)

Okay … this made me laugh.

I know, I know, they are serious about their art. But when the guy is singing la Donna e Mobile he just looks so darn cute and serious and I think of the song in the context of the opera and … well … never mind. Better just to stop there, eh?

It also reminds me of my old church. We had to add drums to things. It was the way to make things “relevant” and up to date.

At the same time, I’m guessing a lot of people will go and hear the group and say, “Now that is good opera!” (I say this from past experience of hearing people talk as they left pops concerts.)

And how lucky is it that the band found drop deal gorgeous girls to play the strings?

Yeah, I’m cynical. But so is the song.

If you go to YouTube and do a search on East Village Opera Company you’ll find a lot more videos (Well lookee there, I did it for you!). I’m going to leave it at that. You can judge the videos for yourself. Oh, but you should probably see and hear the Overture just for fun … and to prepare you for it all.

Actually, this just seems like Mannheim Steamroller kind of stuff to me.

(I’ll stick to this. Or this. Or should it be … drum roll … THIS?!)

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