OK, folks, what about a little variety exercise?
Let's post YouTubes of gorgeous vocal music that would not be ashamed of being sung side by side with operatic music?
I don't mean lieder, cantata, oratorio...
I mean traditional, folk, even pop music that can reach similar peaks of beauty as those we came to expect from operatic music.
Is it possible? I think it is. It depends on you guys being able to find it and post it.
I'll start. Listen to this great, beautiful, classy diva of traditional Portuguese Fado: