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    Silly thread I just had to post after clicking on this:
    [YT]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3EYXuba25c[/YT]
    I made it 13 seconds and felt too embarrassed for Bocelli to continue. I know it's not fair to hold him to any kind of real operatic standards but by that same measure he shouldn't be trying to sing Pour Mon Ame
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    34 for me........

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    I won't even try. I can't stand him, not a single second. It's Friday, it would ruin my weekend! I don't want to throw up.
    Worst of all is that a friend of mine, knowing about my opera passion, gave me as a birthday gift a DVD of one of the recitals of "opera singer" Andrea Bocelli. I had to control my facial expression to be able to say "how thoughtful, oh wow, great, thank you so much!"
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    You're a good friend Almaviva
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    12 seconds. I thought I was going to explode. I hadn't realised he was SO APPALLING.

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    Default Bochornelli?

    I gladly would hire him in order to clean up my house...I don't remember...I think he's blind...Isn't he?...oh...I have forgotten it. Does he cook well, at least? Some pasta?

    Martin, curious.

    P.S. Bochorno is a Spanish word for shame or something like that.

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    So most of you guys didn't even hear his attempts at those high Cs? Good for you

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    Bad, bad choice - not that the blue-rinse brigade will care all that much.

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    I need an antidote, faaaaaast:

    [YT]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrD6JJuUJ0E&feature=related[/YT]

    Even a 59 years old Kraus can do a lot better!!!
    Last edited by Almaviva; Jan-29-2011 at 00:27.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamascarlatti View Post
    12 seconds. I thought I was going to explode. I hadn't realised he was SO APPALLING.

    To be fair (and mind you, I'm no fan of his), I think this was a particularly bad day for him to sing an aria that is particularly beyond his skill set. He's not actually quite as terrible as this makes him out to be.
    -Ian

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    Quote Originally Posted by rgz View Post
    To be fair (and mind you, I'm no fan of his), I think this was a particularly bad day for him to sing an aria that is particularly beyond his skill set. He's not actually quite as terrible as this makes him out to be.
    You're guilty of having clicked on his clip in the first place!
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    I have learned my lesson, believe me.
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    I am watching the whole thing because i can't not hear those c's....
    it's pretty atrocious but at least he gets up to the c's, more than most can say.
    sounded overall lazy though, i can't stand him

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    I actually made it to 1:12 But it was more out of curiosity and fascination. (I'm one of those who love to watch American Idol and such shows to have a laugh about contestants who can't sing) I can stand to hear people sing badly but I had to give up after the first few high Cs.
    I had little respect for Bocelli to start with but when I read that he made the choice to do crossover because he was "lazy" I had no respect left. sorry.
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    OK, here is the perfect antidote:

    [YT]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6NkMeR2Z0M[/YT]
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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