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oriental
26-03-14, 22:34
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbt2yo4u1cU

She has become a sensation.

Enjoy

oriental
26-03-14, 22:35
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dy00lD2bYT0

Nessun Dorma

Enjoy

oriental
26-03-14, 22:36
Along with Jackie Evancho, Connie Talbot the three are child singing prodigies.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PppSdoj9Lv4

Enjoy

oriental
26-03-14, 22:42
http://www.flixxy.com/9-year-old-girl-sings-opera-on-hollands-got-talent.htm

O mio babbino caro

Enjoy

oriental
26-03-14, 22:46
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILoC_ZmvBEs

After winning Nessun Dorma

Enjoy

oriental
26-03-14, 23:03
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjHXqSj-EOY

Connie talbot in Germany. I will always love you.

Enjoy

Angela
28-03-14, 20:18
I've been trying to let this one slide, Oriental, but I just can't...:smile:

I mean no disrespect to you or to these children, but, in my humble opinion, children of this age should never be singing opera. For one thing, these girls, all of whom have some talent, are going to ruin their voices. For another, they have neither the technical expertise nor the vocal or emotional maturity to perform the music in the way that it deserves to be performed.

Any of the wonderful performances highlighted in this article show what Nessun Dorma should sound like:
http://www.classicfm.com/composers/puccini/guides/best-nessun-dorma/

My current favorite is Merli. Marvelous performance, not least because he sticks to the score! A translation into English appears on the screen. I also really like Placido Domingo's performance...he acts it as it's supposed to be acted. The clip in the article is actually from a live opera performance. Mario Lanza's version is also surprisingly good and quite charmiing.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNg-b13I8v4

Angela
28-03-14, 20:54
As for Mio Babbino Caro...My Darling Father...all the greats have performed it. I'm currently on a Montserrat Caballe kick, but on balance, I don't think anyone does it better than Maria Callas.

There are a lot of versions of her singing it on Youtube, but this is high quality...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69pxWVjlbNo

Angela
28-03-14, 21:12
I really hope I'm not coming off as obnoxious here, Oriental. It's very nice to encounter another lover of opera on the site, but it's precisely because I love it so much that I care what people are exposed to...

Anyway, that clip of Domingo in the article was really very poor...and he deserves to be seen and heard in all his glory...this is a much better quality clip from the same performance, and an English translation appears on the screen. If someone can listen to that ending and not have the hair on their arms stand up... And now I'll shut up about it. :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Om58sUyCmH4

oriental
28-03-14, 23:31
Oops, sorry I figured a true opera person might feel offended. I just like music of all kinds. I don't really know that much about opera. It was just the sensational aspect. I do like some arias especially by Puccini. I have a CD and a few others. I never took music so I just go by ear and tune. I also like some Bollywood songs mostly the Gold Era in the 50, 60, 70 and 80s and a few of the 90s. Of course, Bollywood standards are different in that they have playback singers. Yeah, I know it is silly but I was 14 years old when I finally realized the actors and actresses weren't the singers as they all seemed to sound alike. I found out it was Lata Mangeshkar who did all the main female leads and her sister Asha Bhosle who did the comedy and female Western vamp songs. Mohammad Rafi was the main male singer with Mukesh for Raj Kapoor with his nasal voice. Raj Kapoor made a movie in Italy. He had blue eyes and a fair complexion so he fit in very well in Rome. None of the Italians stared at him in scenes where he walked around Rome iconic places.

Yes, getting back to the young singers Jackie Evancho is taken well of by Mr. Ben Foster who represented some famous singers so he will ensure Jackie won't be pushed and have her vocal cords damaged. As for Amira Willighagen (Amira is Persian for princess) she came under the wing of the Dutch André Rieu. He will take care of her. I don't know much about Connie Talbot.

Deanna Durbin just died recently. She was child prodigy and she sang opera in her teens.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boz3a9NlPHY

She became a movie star and saved the studio (Universal Studio?) from bankruptcy. Another studio (Fox Studio) produced "Cleopatra" with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton that was a flop. It was saved by another singer Julie Andrews with "The Sound of Music" which ran for five years and the top grossing movie at that time surpassing "Gone with the Wind" with Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh in that classic about the American civil war. Julie Andrews was also a child singer.

oriental
28-03-14, 23:32
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XslsOflN4b4

Deanna Durbin singing.

oriental
28-03-14, 23:33
Nessun Dorma but words are different


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inV3RlOTOXM

oriental
29-03-14, 00:51
Jackie Evancho and Connie Talbot were born in 2000 so they are 13 and are approaching 14

Jackie in 2011 singing Nessun Dorma in PBS. From comments in the videos Jachie is told to avoid singing too many high notes to prevent damaging her vocal cords.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csjIrNbAtEA

oriental
29-03-14, 00:53
Jackie is growing up fast. She looks a lot older although she is 13 in this video.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcwPSHoCYfs

oriental
29-03-14, 01:29
It seems any singer who feels or thinks he is a singer tries to sing Nessun Dorma. Michael Bolton even sings it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zhw5-qeHkOA

oriental
29-03-14, 01:41
Yes, I grew up with Mario Lanza. I never thought anyone could have such a powerful voice and sing like that. I saw most of his movies as a kid and was shocked when he died rather young of heart failure. It was his style that I associated with opera. My favourites were cowboy movies at the time.:embarassed::laughing:

Here is Julie Andrews at 13:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPnwENZaX8U

Angela
29-03-14, 19:58
I'm glad that neither of us is offended. I'm really not one of those classically trained or overly critical technically obsessed types who burn up you tube in Callas type wars and get threads closed to comments. These songs were my lullabies; I was apparently a very fractious infant, and my father sang virtually the entire canon of Italian opera to me when I was a child, as well as folk songs and the popular Italian music of his and my grandparents' day.

Opera is meant to be sung and enjoyed on all sorts of levels. I just have a problem with children singing it in this way, and if people aren't that familiar with opera, they should start with the "greats" so they know how it is supposed to sound.

If you liked Mario Lanza you had great taste in my opinion. He had a wonderful voice, good technique, and absolutely fabulous diction, which not even all the greats have, again, in my opinion. And if you give him a try on youtube in other arias, don't pay attention to all the blather about how he wasted his gift singing mostly in movies; the man was paralyzed by stage fright.

I think a lot of the anti-Boccelli stuff is very snobbish too; I think he has a very clear and attractive tenor voice, and sings with great feeling, although I do agree that he has problems with the higher register, and so makes me very nervous when I hear him sing some of these arias live. He absolutely embarrassed himself at the Pavarotti memorial, for example.

I don't know if you have this CD, but if you don't, and you like Puccini arias, this is a good one. You can even listen to samples to help you decide if you want to own it. Be advised that as one of the posters comments, this isn't high studio quality. Of course, if you just like certain arias and performers you can find a lot of it on youtube. For me, I listen to opera in the car, as I'm working, everywhere really, so I need the downloads.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Ultimate-Puccini-Collection-G/dp/B000007OU1

Just generally, in terms of operatic tenors, "my" ranking (not that anyone but me really cares :)) is Caruso, of course, first, and then below him, Pavarotti and Jussi Bjorling, and then Placido Domingo.

Here is Jussi Bjorling singing Nessun Dorma. I like it very much, although obviously some people didn't, as they had to close the thread to comments!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQZnfSur0go

Angela
29-03-14, 20:19
Interesting that you mention Andre Rieu...I really admire what he does to popularize classical music.

I saved this video years ago. Carmen Monarca nails the performance in terms of the acting, affect etc. I also love it because they filmed the audience reactions. Every time I see the older man start crying I tear up as well, and the baby at the end is a hoot. I used to do the same...or so they tell me...my father's attempts to put me to sleep didn't always work.:laughing:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUqm2whsiVU

oriental
29-03-14, 21:00
Yes, I do have Puccini's CD and Pavarotti CD. When we left India I was sick of Bollywood songs as the restaurants played those constantly and very loud. You could hear it yards away. People didn't mind it. During the Depression musicals were big. There is so much poverty in India that all Bollywood movies must have 4 or 5 songs and the music directors wanted the best so the top singers sang all the songs regardless who the artist was. Lata Mangeshkar is a soprano and Rafi was a baritone. It was Raj Kapoor who started this trend. He owned a film studio. He was the top star in his time and started a "Tramp" Charlie Chaplin kind of persons on the screen. His brothers Shammi Kapoor and Shashi Kapoor also became movie stars. They are a handsome family. The Kapoor family still dominate Bollywood. Ranbir Kapoor the grandson of Raj Kapoor and granddaughter Kareena Kapoor (from another son of Raj Kapoor)are top stars.

It helps to know Italian to appreciate Opera as the lyrics tell the story. Unfortunately I don't know Italian so I hear the beautiful sounds. Anyway I don't listen to lyrics that much. Most songs even English ones I don't know what they are singing about unless I get the lyrics.

Ah yes, Enrico Caruso. Mario Lanza starred as Caruso as the movie The Great Caruso. Probably it was in that movie he sang the Nessun Dorma aria. Caruso dies of a heart attack as well and Mario Lanza death from the same was eerie and scary.

I read a little bio of Caruso. There is a funny little tidbit there. He was panned in his own hometown when he started. I think it was Naples. He never sang in his hometown again when he vacationed there. He went to eat, sleep and relax but never performed. He was so angered.

Junglee - Mhd. Rafi and Lata:

Actors Shammi Kapoor and Saira Banu


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Jzs4UT09-Y

Angela
29-03-14, 21:11
Opera doesn't have to be stuffy the way it is in so many countries. You can and should sing along with it, sway to it, dance to it, laugh and cry with it.

This is another clip from that Rieu concert in Cortona, one of the loveliest of the Tuscan cities, by the way, where they do all of that and more.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Taul3z3v_Q

oriental
29-03-14, 21:12
Here is one guy who tries Nessun Dorma in Bulgaria. The judges liked his musical talent but not his operatic skill. One of the judges advises him to forget opera.:laughing:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKC-U2F3Wvk

I have confidence in the above girls being successful as the opera fans are classy so there won't any outrageous behavior tolerated. You can see that the crass fans have lowered the behavior of Justin Bieber, Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears., etc.

Angela
29-03-14, 22:22
Here is one guy who tries Nessun Dorma in Bulgaria. The judges liked his musical talent but not his operatic skill. One of the judges advises him to forget opera.:laughing:


I have cofidence in the above girls being successful as the opera fans are classy so there won't any outrageous behavior tolerated. You can see the crass fans have lowered the behavior of Justin Belieber, Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears., etc.


Well, at least they didn't throw things at him or drown him with a cacophony of boos the way they do at the La Scala opera house. (I do think he has a good voice, by the way.)

It's all very well, and in fact encouraged, to sing along and sway and dance when it's performed at an outdoor concert as in my post of the Rieu concert in Cortona upthread shows, but when you perform on the stage of a major opera house or concert hall, it's a very different and very serious business.

In that situation, you'd better bring your "A" game, as they say, and audience participation is emphatically NOT encouraged.

That's why this Riccardo Muti Nabucco performance, where, after the emotional response to the chorus' singing of "Va Pensiero" he allowed the audience to sing along with them, was such a departure. It was because this was at the height of political turmoil, and this song was the anthem of Italy during the Risorgimento drive for Italian unification. Some people still feel it should be, although the current anthem, the Inno di Mameli, has first place, as far as I'm concerned.

Anyway, here it is. It actually begins at 1:20, and the English translation appears on the screen. As to language issues, of course, operas were not only written in Italian, and whatever the language, there are librettos both on the internet and in cheap pamphlet form through somewhere like Amazon, for example.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laSuOwGgVvQ

oriental
30-03-14, 02:51
Yes that Bulgarian has a good voice.:smile:


The head honcho of India is an Italian.

Jawaharlal Nehru became Prime Minister when Mohandas Gandhi, a Parsi (Iranians of the Zoroastrian faith driven out by the Muslims of Iran but allowed into India) died. He had one daughter who married a guy named Gandhi but spelt differently. She had that name changed to match Gandhi. She was Indira Gandhi (assassinated just as Peter Ustinov was about to interview her)and she had two sons. She was assassinated as she ordered the raid in the most holy site of Sikhism in Amritsar in Punjab - the Golden Temple.

http://sgpc.net/golden-temple/amritsar.asp.

She favored her younger son, Sanjay, but he died in an accident Rajiv Gandhi was a student at Cambridge University and he frequented a Greek restaurant nearby or at the University. An Italian student worked at that coffee shop as a waitress. Rajiv and she struck a friendship. Then he married her. He became Prime Minister after his mother Indira died.

Now India was supporting the Tamils for separation in Ceylon or Sri Lanka. Later on Rajiv stopped the support. The Tamil Tigers were angered. One of their female rebels packed herself with explosives. When Rajiiv Gandhi attended a Tamil meeting this female assassin approached Gandhi with a garland of flowers. Just as she put the garland over Rajiv's head the explosives were set off killing both of them. Thus Sonia Gandia, the wife of Rajiv and an Italian, became the head of the Nehru dynasty. She runs the Congress Party.

Angela
30-03-14, 22:51
I know next to nothing about Indian politics, but I'm aware that she was Italian. All lives are a journey, but hers has been an especially momentous and unusual one...perhaps a case of..
"Urge me not to leave you, or to return (http://www.weddingair.com/catholic-wedding/readings-love.html#) from following you; for where you go, I will go; and where you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God my God. Wherever you die, I will die, and there will I be buried. May Lord do so to me, and more also, if anything but death parts me from you." That used to be a pretty standard reading at Roman Catholic wedding ceremonies.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-c5L18VzBmYk/UHQv4cRLVEI/AAAAAAAAFjU/wXLqpqXc85o/s640/sonia_gandhi_childhood_pictures-%7B4%7D.jpg

In terms of opera, we have Madama Butterfly, another story of a cross/cultural love, but one that ended badly, of course.:smile:

Butterfly also gives everything, even her identity, but she is ultimately betrayed.

Un bel di vedremo (One Fine Day We'll See Him) is an aria sung by Butterfly as she imagines the wonderful day when he will return.

This version is ethereally beautiful, I think, and the English subtitles are on the screen.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2CcHuN3SV0

oriental
30-03-14, 23:18
That was from the Bible with Ruth, a non-Jew, following her husband.

Sonia must trilingual now knowing Italian, English and Hindi. I bet her children would be trilingual. With a name like Sonia it seems north European origin.

"She was born to Stefano and Paola Maino in Contrada Màini ("Maini quarter/district"), at Lusiana (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lusiana),[11] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonia_Gandhi#cite_note-11)[12] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonia_Gandhi#cite_note-12) a little village 30 km from Vicenza (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vicenza) in Veneto,[13] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonia_Gandhi#cite_note-13) Italy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italy), where families with the family name "Màino" have been living for many generations".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonia_Gandhi

I get mixed up with Gilbert and Sullivan's "Mikado" and "Madame Butterfly" I don't think I saw "Madame Butterfly". Thanks for the video on Madame Butterfly explaining the plot.

The Rodgers and Hammerstein "South Pacific" seems to follow this line where France Nuyen character is betrayed by the John Kerr character.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKnlF2bjPBc

How about "Romeo and Juliet" with Capulet and Montagues feud - forbidden romance and star-crossed lovers.

Angela
31-03-14, 00:33
That was from the Bible with Ruth, a non-Jew, following her husband.

Sonia must trilingual now knowing Italian, English and Hindi. I bet her children would be trilingual. With a name like Sonya it seems north European origin.

"She was born to Stefano and Paola Maino in Contrada Màini ("Maini quarter/district"), at Lusiana (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lusiana),[11] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonia_Gandhi#cite_note-11)[12] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonia_Gandhi#cite_note-12) a little village 30 km from Vicenza (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vicenza) in Veneto,[13] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonia_Gandhi#cite_note-13) Italy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italy), where families with the family name "Màino" have been living for many generations".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonia_Gandhi

I get mixed up with Gilbert and Sullivan's "Mikado" and "Madame Butterfly" I don't think I saw "Madame Butterfly". Thanks for the video on Madame Butterfly explaining the plot.

The Rodgers and Hammerstein "South Pacific" seems to follow this line where France Nuyen character is betrayed by the John Kerr character.



How about Romeo and Juliet with Capulet and Montagues feud.

I run true to form...I really like musicals too. :smile: I absolutely love South Pacific...one of my favorites.

The same story was reworked and updated in the musical "Miss Saigon".

This is "Last Night of the World" with the original London cast...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuUI5TW_UCU

This is Lea Salonga singing "I Still Believe" (he'll come back). It's just another way of singing "Un Bel Di Vedremo"-one beautiful day we'll see him coming.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8Nvj9VJ3eQ

Angela
31-03-14, 00:45
Of course, if you listen to Verdi, it is woman who is inconstant...here are the words to one of the most well-known arias...La Donna e Mobile from Verdi's Rigoletto, and conducted by Mehta.

Woman is flighty
Like a feather in the wind,
She changes her voice — and her mind.
Always sweet,
Pretty face,
In tears or in laughter, — she is always lying.
Always miserable
Is he who trusts her,
He who confides in her — his unwary heart!
Yet one never feels
Fully happy
Who on that bosom — does not drink love!

Here are "The Three Tenors" singing the heck out of it...and having a lot of fun with it too...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcGoY4COi-I

Angela
31-03-14, 01:05
I think there's a limited number of elemental human stories, and our great artists, whatever the medium, are always just reinterpreting them for each time and place.

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet was based on an Italian story.

Then we have the new world version in West Side Story.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpaS2v-r7cE

oriental
31-03-14, 19:37
I do like Lea Salonga.

Richard Beymer was the star along with Natalie Wood but was outshone by George Chakiris. He was upset when the Academy Awards bypassed him. He quit Hollywood. I think Deanna Durbin also quit Hollywood for different reasons. I can only go by what I read.

1. She quit because she didn't want to do only musicals (type casting); she wanted to become a main stream actress. Studios in those days were rather rigid.
2. Her latest movie was not a whopping success.
3. Health reasons as it seems there is talk that she hid her left hand in all the scenes. She may have suffered an injury. Regardless she was the highest paid actress of her time and when she quit she could retire in style. I don't think she ever married and had no children, I think. She rejected Metropolitan Opera's efforts to recruit her. She didn't want to be an opera star.

She was a Canadian from Winnipeg. Winnipeg is cold and I was there one winter. -50 F degrees with wind-chill factor. My car wouldn't start. I rented out her DVDs from the library.

I think Jackie Evancho made a good choice to be a crossover/pop music artist as the Opera audience is small compared popular music. She can also appear in musicals. Anyone who can sing opera is given the highest respect so popular artists like to do the popular arias to gain respect.

Amira will have to learn English if she looks to he future in the US or UK if she wants to become a crossover artist to appear in musicals.

oriental
01-04-14, 01:12
Love stories will always be around how else will the cycle life survive.

I remember seeing seeing the West Side Story when we were in Macau and the hit song was Ruth style "I will follow him" by Peggy March


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCCm5-mwtr8

A much older version by an older March.

oriental
01-04-14, 01:13
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8-6o_ultLg

the 1963 version

oriental
01-04-14, 01:15
I love those first audition when the talented singer blow away the judges.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTm5yHJsnWg

The Miss Saigon audition with Lea Salonga where they are very blase with bleary eyes and then they open their eyes and pay attention.

I began to realize the Phillipines do produce good singers as there is opera training when they were under Spanish rule.

oriental
01-04-14, 01:16
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3d_XTvLalJk

Here is Jackie in America Got talent

oriental
01-04-14, 01:37
India does produce good singers. Mohammad Rafi had a powerful voice and would have made a good operatic singer.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vzZ-NFf4zI

I don't how true the story is but here is another historical forbidden love.

Akbar the Great's son Salim (later Emperor Jehangir) loved a court dancer Anarkali and Akbar wanted to stop this romance. As the video shows Salim narrowly escape death.

oriental
01-04-14, 01:50
Here is another movie Anarkali with Anarkali being buried alive.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eFso_5-bFc

Singer Lata Mangeshkar

oriental
01-04-14, 01:52
These reality shows do bring out talent. Shreya Ghoshal doing the same song.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFsnMvT83HE

oriental
01-04-14, 21:02
I don't know what is happening. With these talent shows and the internet we are getting a lot of little divas. Here is another Nessun Dorma from a 7-year-old:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0K2sMCiEWI

oriental
01-04-14, 21:22
Here is Lucia with O mio babbino caro:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PM1d3_pRSqk&list=RDU0K2sMCiEWI

There is so much pressure for these little girls. I wonder if her parents pushed her into it or she loved singing.

oriental
01-04-14, 22:39
This Chinese vegetable hawker sings Nessun Dorma selling her wares in Chinese. She loves Pavaroti so much that she sings it with her sales pitch as she doesn't know Italian. She substituted her words in Chinese for Italian. :laughing::laughing::laughing:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBsmtKRX_s4

oriental
11-04-14, 21:57
Here is Luciano Pavarotti as Calaf in the Opera 'Turandot' singing Nessun Dorma:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMD_5UzjdqQ#aid=P9WGkLq9tpo

oriental
17-04-14, 20:05
Here is Deanne durbin singing with Metropolitan Opera Tenor Jan Peerce in Miserere -Trovatore


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_XrVALotec


Deanna Durbin - None Shall Sleep Tonight - Nessun dorma

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Deanna Durbin / Nessun dorma / Turandot / Puccini
( None Shall Sleep Tonight )

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NONE SHALL SLEEP

None shall sleep tonight
None shall sleep tonight
Until the dawn's revealing
Of the sought for answer
Who might he be
Whose arms shall be my haven
My blissful haven
This everlasting hope for love
Bereaves the night of silent rest
For love awaits the dawn
And the dawning
Sweet voice of morning
Shall call his name
I'll keep vigil 'til the glow of sunrise
When he'll be mine
This everlasting hope for love
Bereaves the night of silent rest
Oh night depart
Ever the morrow
Stars on high grow paler
At daybreak he'll be mine
Mine at last
At last11/08/10, 1114

oriental
20-04-14, 22:30
Here is Jonathan and Charlotte in Britain's Got Talent 2012. Charlotte is 16 and Jonathan 15. Later it was found that Jonathan has an older sister also named Charlotte.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsNlcr4frs4

Jonathan is future Opera Star.

oriental
20-04-14, 22:33
Jonathan and Charlotte with Ave Maria


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTjTL3NKNsk

oriental
20-04-14, 22:51
Here is another Ave Maria with Jonathan and Russell:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IUBbkdjY_g

Some of Jonathan's fans can't wait for his "Nessun Dorma".

oriental
20-04-14, 23:17
Here is Deanne Durbin with Ave Maria by comparison:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lT_b_MWrJQU

Angela
21-04-14, 03:22
This is my favorite performance of Schubert's Ave Maria, although Pavarotti's is way up there too. It's by the great Rosa Ponselle. She also did a recording of Gounod's version, which is equally good, but there's a problem with the clip on youtube. Enjoy.







http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtNEyJGG_wU

Angela
22-04-14, 02:22
This is how Rosa Ponselle was and is regarded in the opera world:


"When discussing singers, there are two you must first set aside: Rosa Ponselle and Enrico Caruso (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enrico_Caruso). Then you may begin." - Geraldine Farrar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geraldine_Farrar), soprano.
"In my lifetime, there have been three vocal miracles: Caruso, Ruffo and Ponselle. Apart from these there have been several wonderful singers." - Tullio Serafin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tullio_Serafin), conductor.
"When you hear the voice of Rosa Ponselle, you hear a fountain of melody blessed by the Lord." - Mary Garden (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Garden), soprano.
"The most glorious voice that ever came from any woman's throat." - Walter Legge (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Legge), record producer.
"The greatest singer of us all." - Maria Callas (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Callas), soprano.
"The Queen of Queens in all of singing." - Luciano Pavarotti (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luciano_Pavarotti), tenor.



Some posts upthread we were talking about Un Bel Di Vedremo...One fine day, we'll see him (return) from Madama Butterfly. I should have posted this then. This is the best performance of it I've ever heard. Unfortunately, the Met never allowed Ponselle to sing it.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4zDCHBko5c

oriental
22-04-14, 20:03
Beautifully sung but her voice doesn't have the crystal clear voice of Maria Callas. Her voice seems to have a slight fray (a fort of cracking) just like Julie Andrews. But anyway I am surprised at the Met's decision.

oriental
25-04-14, 01:30
Here is a 14-year-old Greek kid singing with an opera voice:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59W0mJ5qMxE

From the comments he is singing a Neapolitan song in Italian.

Echetlaeus
25-04-14, 02:55
Here is a 14-year-old Greek kid singing with an opera voice:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59W0mJ5qMxE

From the comments he is singing a Neapolitan song in Italian.

The boys is from Cyprus, to be more precise!

oriental
25-04-14, 03:35
The boys is from Cyprus, to be more precise!

He is good and his voice is really grownup. Just wow. I hope he gets a good career. You can see the lady judge got the hots for him.:good_job::laughing:

Echetlaeus
25-04-14, 03:44
He is good and his voice is really grownup. Just wow. I hope he gets a good career. You can see he lady judge got the hots for him.:good_job::laughing:

She is musician herself. Her name is Eugenia Manolidou ...

oriental
25-04-14, 03:48
She is musician herself. Her name is Eugenia Manolidou ...

Is she a singer too? She is good looking. She almost swooned when the kid did the high notes. He is also very good looking so I think he will be big star.

Echetlaeus
25-04-14, 04:36
Is she a singer too? She is good looking. She almost swooned when the kid did the high notes. He is also very good looking so I think he will be big star.

She is a composer breh ! Yeah, she is really good, married with 3 children.

oriental
26-04-14, 20:23
Sometimes I wonder where to put these promising singers as opera companies are few and audiences not that large mostly of the elites and Italians.

Here is another young opera soprano Joanna Marie Skillett who sang with Jonathan. She is also a music teacher between contracts. This was a benefit singing event for the homeless during Christmas by Joanna Marie's opera singing group.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U15eLlEFWME

It is unbelievable that Jonathan booming voice actually drowns out Joanna Marie a good soprano.

https://www.facebook.com/joannamariesoprano

http://www.joannamariesoprano.com/

oriental
26-04-14, 20:24
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ateDVWbOSSI

oriental
03-05-14, 01:47
If a moderator is reading this, please move this into chit-chat as it is not serious stuff.

We kiss in the shadows from "The King and I":


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCdWt-k0wZo

This video is not from the movie.

oriental
03-05-14, 01:52
Bali Hai from "South Pacific:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tyy8K5SXh4

oriental
03-05-14, 01:55
Some Enchanted Evening "South Pacific"


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zV-nJjbkyDM

oriental
03-05-14, 02:03
Love is a many splendored thing

Han Suyin (Jennifer Jones), a Chinese Eurasian falls in love but the guy never returns (William Holden)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4U5zkF3OJOM

oriental
05-05-14, 20:38
Mario Lanza

Come Prima...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6smw1-5acT4

It was a huge hit in the 50s.

oriental
05-05-14, 22:19
The King and I

Hello Young Lovers


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5GAgr2A0b8

oriental
05-05-14, 22:28
Shall we dance? The King and I


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgVPnWmUqd4

oriental
05-05-14, 22:30
The March of the Siamese Children The King and I


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnD1JtSALCA

oriental
06-05-14, 01:36
An amazing little Ukrainian girl singing Flava Laguna


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QfjDnWndwc

oriental
06-05-14, 01:41
Napali girl singing Hindi song

Lag ja gale Movie 'Woh Kaun Thi' Who was that


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMAbXm-ALrE

oriental
17-05-14, 19:26
Rhema Marvanne Voraritskul was 7-year old when she sang with Terry White for the song

The Prayer


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpOFaJcXfYA

Her mother was a songwriter and died from cervical cancer when she was six. Her paternal grandfather immigrated to the US from Thailand so she is part Thai. She is a gospel singer as her mother's favorite was Amazing Grace. She sings her heart out in Amazing Grace which appeared in the movie Machine Gun Preacher 2011 with Gerard Butler.

oriental
17-05-14, 19:29
Amazing Grace


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDDlxmsciqY

oriental
17-05-14, 23:16
Amazing Filipino dual vice singer

The prayer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAaPKn4eBY4

oriental
18-05-14, 22:17
Another Filipino Justine Tan doing the Prayer:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q868e5ULxqM

The Philippines seem to produce good singers and dual voice singers.:laughing::laughing::laughing:

oriental
18-05-14, 22:44
Here Rhema sings with Rich James in Prayer:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uj_jMrJ7eAs

oriental
18-05-14, 22:45
Here is an ABC 20/20 show Rhema is featured:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BM22C67_qrs

An amazing girl.

oriental
18-05-14, 22:56
Vladimir Putin sings in Russian X-Factor:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISHcHskma54

oriental
18-05-14, 22:58
Vladimir sings in the Voice:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=177gGnMHBPU

A singing PM :shocked::shocked::shocked::petrified::petrified:: petrified:

oriental
20-05-14, 19:47
Ukrainian dual voice singer singing, Voice of Ukraine:

Time to say goodbye


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ho0Ls9wO70Y

oriental
20-05-14, 22:29
Malaysian popstar Shila Amzah singing 'Time to say goodbye' in Shanghai:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLtPIZIbFeQ

Not too shabby.

oriental
24-05-14, 23:18
Moonwalking bird:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eI_quJRRGxk

oriental
24-05-14, 23:19
Michael Jackson moonwalk


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtYXRsP__TQ

oriental
24-05-14, 23:20
Student moonwalk


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FMNDsgxz_M

oriental
27-05-14, 01:10
A rickshaw man, rickshawalla

http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Asia/India/East/West_Bengal/Kolkata/photo499828.htm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nulmznrpThM

The video is the Bollywood version. The comedian Mehmood is well fed.

The above is an actual rickshaw man resting or sleeping.

oriental
27-05-14, 01:13
Will Ferrel singing:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6dE0DckMHY

oriental
27-05-14, 01:14
Will Ferrell vs. Chad Smith drum off:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1xQu0P0rj4

oriental
01-06-14, 23:28
robotics:

Shields and Yarnell


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=km1QRnzIKpI

oriental
01-06-14, 23:34
Roman Holiday

Forbidden romance. Audrey Hepburn was a real life Duchess. Her name was Edda. Gregory Peck was very gracious by having her name share equal billing with him and this was her first major lead role and won an Oscar.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExVWQ_I-elI

oriental
01-06-14, 23:58
Sonny and Cher


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgX7xmwUc_c

oriental
02-06-14, 00:03
Shields and Yarnell. I don't know if they were married. She is no longer with us.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRI0g8cCYkk

oriental
04-06-14, 01:11
Indian head message

Johnny Walker (stage name given to him by Guru Dutt as his first role was a drunkard), a Parsi Bollywood comedian:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0907888/bio

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Walker_%28actor%29


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdtzkrN1FxA

oriental
06-06-14, 00:01
Putri Ayu (13 years old from Indonesia, needs to improve English)

The Sound of Music:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zknpvugDjk

Very good voice sounds almost like Julie Andrews

oriental
06-06-14, 00:06
The Prayer Putri Ayu with Michael Bolton:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Q9VaC2vcQ0

oriental
06-06-14, 00:12
Time to say Goodbye:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziyWoYYU6dU

oriental
06-06-14, 00:36
Putri Ayu

Ave Maria


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5ycytv_mh8

oriental
06-06-14, 01:00
Time to say Goodbye

as a contestant:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIGcTkigkkU

oriental
07-06-14, 00:36
La Vie En Rosa


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FftjXpD9TtU

oriental
11-06-14, 21:11
12-year-old sings 'Je suis Titania' (Polonaise) from Mignon by Ambroise Thomas


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iV2-YGGn0y4

In 1948 it was Julie Andrews.

oriental
11-06-14, 21:33
8-year-old sings "Arditi: Il bacio"


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAz2HgSZaDs

It was 1938, Beverly Sills singing.

It seems having little divas is not unusual just that there are now more discovered as a result of "talent shows"

oriental
11-06-14, 21:48
Pratt Family Singers


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7B7LZkJtFo

Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall

oriental
11-06-14, 21:59
60s medley part 1


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQyoMDZUP68

oriental
11-06-14, 21:59
60s medley part 2


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niUe-0UWovw

oriental
11-06-14, 22:13
Salute to 20th Century Fox


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaUqcSliehk

oriental
11-06-14, 22:18
Phantom of the Opry


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzOKXSAe108

oriental
14-06-14, 02:26
The Prayer by Putri Ayu


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJEr5cf4_HU

Click on title of YouTube video 'Celine Dion ...The Prayer' to go to YouTube.

oriental
14-06-14, 02:34
I have a dream...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HOGiGXdkEA

oriental
14-06-14, 02:38
I have a dream

ABBA


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r82fyOb8F5w

oriental
14-06-14, 02:43
Dancing Queen

ABBA


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N1DdwrsdTo

Son of Sam (David Berkowitz)was killing people in New York City.

I was in Toronto and I think it was the Olympics where Nadia Comaneci got all those 10s.

oriental
14-06-14, 23:48
1972 Olympics Olga Korbut FLIP:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZYPcdj_wn4

She should have gotten a 10

oriental
14-06-14, 23:50
1976 Nadia Comaneci perfect 10


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1YoY7MHmic

oriental
14-06-14, 23:52
Nadia Comenaci


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yi_5xbd5xdE

oriental
14-06-14, 23:53
One more incredible:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4m2YT-PIkEc

oriental
15-06-14, 00:17
I just found out that there was interest in Agnetha's bottom. Not being an a** man I found it amusing:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-2y0NQUSPc

Click on 'YouTube' icon to go to YouTube.

oriental
15-06-14, 00:17
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoPiaWrTw-Y

oriental
15-06-14, 00:18
Both of them turning their backs to camera:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DkQBPpun0M

oriental
15-06-14, 00:19
Frida nudges Agnetha:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcS4vBisJLo

oriental
15-06-14, 00:20
Disproving the "nudge"


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wcs-ytOYIHA

oriental
17-06-14, 00:34
ABBA charity show Waterloo


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QjFyq4_wTA

Agnetha's frisky prancing around shows she is the youngest of the group. Frida looks like Shania Twain.

oriental
17-06-14, 00:46
Chinese farmer sings Nessun Dorma :laughing::laughing::laughing:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEzTZ_dLmps

oriental
17-06-14, 01:07
How to sing Bel Canto:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mk06RvH96NU

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bel_canto

http://thebelcantotechnique.now-here-this.com/

http://www.singingstudio.ca/article02.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/30/arts/music/30tomm.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

oriental
17-06-14, 01:12
How to sing with vibrato


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KuYiFP69Wc

oriental
19-06-14, 00:20
http://www.ehow.com/video_12177291_make-vibrato-come-natural-voice.html

oriental
19-06-14, 01:08
Romanian painter sings while drawing:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNHy-z7N8GE#t=225

oriental
19-06-14, 03:21
Scary magic http://cdn.eupedia.com/forum/images/smilies/shocked.gif:shock::shock:
:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxgUs9q9rwM

oriental
28-06-14, 20:57
the three divas Nessun Dorma


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqCh3Ys4U0U

Jackie, Amira and Putri

oriental
28-06-14, 22:23
Indonesian songs which I don't understand but can ogle the models as Putri Ayu sings one song at the beginning.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7G9pVS59SwI

oriental
28-06-14, 22:48
2013 16-year-old Putri Ayu singing The Prayer. She has grown up a lot.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBRMt07ao0c

oriental
01-07-14, 01:14
She seemed to have turned professional:
Very dressed up like an opera star:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSUOW6mKHjw

oriental
01-07-14, 01:18
Again with the Prayer:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akl2qAnPPkU

oriental
01-07-14, 01:22
Meanwhile for 14-year-old Jackie Evancho really looks much older than her years.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmHmKCL7sbY

oriental
01-07-14, 01:26
Here she doesn't look 14 years old at all. I don't know if all the hormone enriched milk is making kids mature faster.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueFz3yP32nQ

oriental
01-07-14, 01:42
It seems it was a church service with Putri Ayu Silean (she must be a Christain):
O Come All Ye Faithful


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBWjc_QGE44

oriental
05-07-14, 20:37
Some Salsa dance:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjHnWz3EyHs

oriental
05-07-14, 20:41
I can't believe a beautiful girl like that being bullied. But then when she was a child she might not have looked beautiful. Kids do change a lot as they become teenagers and then adults. Some pretty children do grow to be beautiful adults e.g. Shirley Temple.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFkNSBt0I0g

Her singing really conveyed her pain.

oriental
05-07-14, 22:21
Blind girl sings:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doSjSvvfZGw

oriental
07-07-14, 21:12
I remember seeing Pele doing his football (soccer for Americans) airborne tricks which resembled what we used to play in Darjeeling:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSXPc9CXMzE

I forgot the name and checked the internet and this is what I found:

http://www.shuttlecock-world.org/site/news/history_of_shuttlecock_sport/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jianzi

oriental
07-07-14, 21:14
Then there is the five stones hand game:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BgnsPmJ0yc

oriental
07-07-14, 21:15
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EeaOfZL9aw

oriental
07-07-14, 21:16
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umAz7iV8O1g

oriental
07-07-14, 21:17
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEnSCKlOGOw

oriental
07-07-14, 21:18
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zf0BZqE7a6Q

Getting these skills would certainly help the football teams.

oriental
07-07-14, 21:49
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQwerVw6u70

There were no video games in those days.

oriental
07-07-14, 21:50
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBbBubMHalM

oriental
07-07-14, 21:53
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9r5gT5OvPPk

oriental
08-07-14, 01:04
Pele style football tricks:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17AhKpDzMXM

oriental
08-07-14, 01:42
Putri Ayu at the end Time to Say Goodbye in her first appearance. Her Mom meets her and also the station clown.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKv_ZduY6b0

oriental
08-07-14, 02:16
Putri Ayu sings The Prayer with her teacher:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H59WVqDuDxQ

oriental
08-07-14, 02:18
In the year 2010 Putri Ayu had all those videos in the singing competition. It seems she shot up in height in those few months.

Time to Say Goodbye with that hooped dress that seems funny on a large Putri Ayu:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APZ6HN-UDSo

oriental
08-07-14, 23:48
This is the view from Darjeeling, Kanchenjunga:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLnhGqdNnwU

oriental
08-07-14, 23:52
There were three hill stations that the British when they ruled India escaped to avoiding the summer heat: Darjeeling, Simla and Poona.

Here is the toy train to Darjeeling:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsFDRPB0uok

oriental
08-07-14, 23:53
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xfs9x79b24

oriental
08-07-14, 23:54
The toy train in Bollywood:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mt9EF7cX_WI

oriental
09-07-14, 00:27
Toy train in anoher Bollywood movie:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xYZHx_Bbco

oriental
09-07-14, 00:28
Trek to Kanchenjunga, third highest mountain in the world:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lokzt_dnSkE

oriental
09-07-14, 00:31
Trek to base camp of Kanchenjunga:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fQFDu2adRk

oriental
09-07-14, 00:35
Simla the other hill station also invites another Bollywood movie "Love in Simla' with the song "Love ka (possesive case = love's) matlab (meaning) hai (is) pyar (love)"


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-z8CShEpvsY

oriental
09-07-14, 00:38
Putri (daughter) Ayu sings "Love" at age 14:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjKMnLJf-3k

oriental
10-07-14, 20:56
Another Bollywood toy train song from the movie "Jab (when) pyar (love) kisi se (to someone) hota hai (happens) or "when love happens to someone".

:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2p16Wnoz6dY

oriental
10-07-14, 20:58
Kurseong is a small town before reaching Darjeeling. It is here where the best view of Kanchenjunga is obtained:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJ4p8vo8iQQ

oriental
10-07-14, 21:00
A guide to Kurseong:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bK_S03JLDeI

Very misty from moisture rising up the mountains.

oriental
11-07-14, 01:50
Football Juggling:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1yUj6MoA-U

oriental
11-07-14, 01:54
Pele training part 1:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoMYniDCE3k

oriental
11-07-14, 01:56
Pele training part 2:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gehPdH_obg

oriental
11-07-14, 02:03
Pele vs. Maradona:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NriH61defQI

oriental
15-07-14, 20:34
Gizmag had some interesting articles which are also on youtube.

The housetrike by Dutch inventor:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhaR2ZorWvA

oriental
15-07-14, 20:36
No need for clothes cleaning:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51f-sR0pzkQ

oriental
15-07-14, 20:52
In the movie "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" starring Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt and where they started having an affair which ended Brad Pitt's marriage to Jennifer Aniston, Angelina has a gun that shoots bullets that go around obstacles. Ha, a smart bullet and I think DARPA gets it ideas from Hollywood spy movies.

Smart sniper bullet:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vX8Z2MDYX3g

oriental
15-07-14, 20:54
Creating 3D prints of star bursts:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FN-_6mUzLhc

oriental
18-07-14, 00:47
After listening to Lucy Kay's touching rendition of Vissi d'arte from Puccini Tosca, I decided to post other sopranos' renditions. Here is Rosa Ponselle:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GheszdYdArs

oriental
18-07-14, 00:49
Maria Callas:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAqZ6TgW8AA

oriental
18-07-14, 00:59
Angela Gheorghiu with Barack and Michelle Obama in attendance at the Kennedy Center:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEx2LpSp_ao

She truly owns it. Her being Romanian and their sad history shows in her rendition. Lucy is close.

oriental
18-07-14, 01:06
Gheorghiu singing at different operas:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTWfMGXHBXE

oriental
18-07-14, 01:09
Lucy Kay without the chatter:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCc7MCLUZ-U

oriental
18-07-14, 01:17
Gheorghiu again:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OIExoUb8jk

oriental
18-07-14, 01:20
Renee Fleming's version:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_5h0fY8r2w&list=PL58JezYFI_q3FnMDs_NTdUSL a1-JyiIw-

If she is Irish it shows here.

oriental
18-07-14, 01:26
Here is Birgit Nilsson:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zgY58hk7Qo&index=2&list=PL58JezYFI_q3FnMD s_NTdUSLa1-JyiIw-

oriental
18-07-14, 01:30
With Montserrat Caballe:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVYut69yg2w

oriental
18-07-14, 01:36
Five sopranos singing Vissid'arte from Tosca:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8Me76AF9Yg

oriental
21-07-14, 23:08
Warriors of the Steppes:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbIUAffMopI

oriental
21-07-14, 23:11
Boudica Warrior Queen 2003

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWIQtQGufiM

oriental
25-07-14, 20:49
Kid's imagination:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sv3xVOs7_No

oriental
26-07-14, 23:18
Gina Lollobrigida singing vissi d'atre:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMY_esEKRQI

oriental
26-07-14, 23:22
Gina singing:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5p8M2MwsW8

oriental
28-07-14, 21:52
Gina in a movie as an opera singer in the Opera Tosca:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFfEYOUJQ1s

oriental
29-07-14, 00:40
It appears Gina was a singer before becoming an actress. Here in Pat Boone Chevy show:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGESn3OwdE0

oriental
29-07-14, 01:09
Gina as Esmeralda in the Hunchback of Notre dame:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWzPdoS5myc

oriental
29-07-14, 01:12
Salma Hayek as Esmeralda:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6S4yjNqiNPc

oriental
29-07-14, 01:33
The four Esmeraldas - Gina Lollobrigida, Salma Hayek, Maureen O'Hara and Disney cartoon:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpJdsok8aQ4

oriental
30-07-14, 00:21
BBC on the Kalka-Shimla Railway, toy train:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFHw3L1FXvw

oriental
30-07-14, 00:22
Snowfall in Shimla:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yWPmD-3hfk

oriental
30-07-14, 00:51
Toy train to Shimla Part 1:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyWTvzBGW_4

oriental
30-07-14, 00:52
Toy train to Shimla Part 2:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsOvwKzfxu8

oriental
30-07-14, 01:25
Toy train to Shimla Part 3:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTK4FIRefkQ

oriental
30-07-14, 01:37
Shimla railcar:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Afk4-luoT5M

oriental
30-07-14, 01:48
Trip to Darjeeling, Rishop, Lava and Lolegaon:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdtQ7hyvoSg

Note: the old Darjeeling steam locomotives in Devangari script they were named Pu Si . I was wondering if it was an inside joke as 'Pussy' by British railway engineers who designed the locomotives?

oriental
30-07-14, 02:40
A dancing Gina Lollobrigida:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CU2Ov0zXz1E

oriental
30-07-14, 02:54
Highlights of Trapeze, Burt Lancaster, Gina Lollobrigida and Tony Curtis:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_tnyAeQBTc

oriental
30-07-14, 03:03
The Vikings with Kirk Douglas and Tony Curtis (Two Ashkenazi Jews):


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFes1Rl2l0Q

oriental
30-07-14, 03:06
The 1997 The Hunchback of Notre Dame:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCHm5DURhMw

oriental
30-07-14, 03:07
BBC Constantine the Great:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Om5SA6El3yA

oriental
30-07-14, 03:07
The Battle of Waterloo:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKmqRqY0RLg

oriental
30-07-14, 03:09
The Roman Empire - Julius Caesar:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0556FLLkBT0

oriental
31-07-14, 00:54
Secret history of Genghis Khan:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNonYbb4dnA

oriental
31-07-14, 00:57
The Mongol, Genghis Khan:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWt-FXJhLdI

oriental
31-07-14, 23:18
Alexander the Great:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lQb0xgxpD0

oriental
31-07-14, 23:19
Hannibal:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJrShQRh8Ns

oriental
31-07-14, 23:20
Attila the Hun:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrHCpiipAQs

oriental
31-07-14, 23:21
The Mughals (Persian for Mongols) of India:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX1ZWVuY84Q

oriental
31-07-14, 23:21
Marco Polo:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwdrxlR8BBc

oriental
31-07-14, 23:23
The First Emperor of China:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yb1CcvqJ0gc

oriental
31-07-14, 23:25
Sun Tsu - Art of War:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwxXaOIFaQw

oriental
31-07-14, 23:26
The Vikings:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9C9c_dEhzbE

oriental
31-07-14, 23:27
The Templar Code:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pp2ENaiGr1g

oriental
31-07-14, 23:33
The Dark Ages:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2i3rg5Vc-8

oriental
31-07-14, 23:36
Ancient Greeks:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHMu2gVzspA

oriental
31-07-14, 23:38
History of the Bible:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6PIaJlCgEs

oriental
31-07-14, 23:40
Inside Islam:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mdp3v9feoSA

oriental
31-07-14, 23:50
BBC The origins of modern Israel:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHxcQgDM1nY

oriental
01-08-14, 00:05
Banned from the Bible:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uR30VhFlbuM

oriental
01-08-14, 00:06
Banned from the Bible II:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjINY3JvMkg

oriental
01-08-14, 00:10
The Dead Sea Scrolls:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmAXMZUpK8E

oriental
01-08-14, 02:50
Up to 50 books left out of the Bible:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjqvwdsrBio

oriental
01-08-14, 02:55
What books were banned:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8Vdf0Qa0q4

It shows they were recording actual events as well as making stories up as it went.

LeBrok
01-08-14, 03:02
You should call this thread "My hobby of a day". You ventured way of the topic, dude. ;)

oriental
01-08-14, 03:20
Sure you could change the title to Eclectic views of the Orient.:laughing: I know I am a bit crazy. Just let me know which ones to remove. I know Maciamo doesn't like religion and neither do I. I just post for fun and help people with some history and religion as people were illiterate and believed everything in those days and how wars and politics were affected.

But I like the music and I should look out for more music.:thinking:

LeBrok
01-08-14, 03:29
Sure you could change the title to Eclectic views of the Orient.:laughing: I know I am a bit crazy. Just let me know which ones to remove. I know Maciamo doesn't like religion and neither do I. I just post for fun and help people with some history and religion as people were illiterate and believed everything in those days and how wars and politics were affected.

But I like the music and I should look out for more music.:thinking:
It is surely unconventional treatment of Eupedia thread, more like a Facebook style, but I guess it is ok. Just the title is misleading. I might change the title to what you suggested though.

oriental
01-08-14, 22:08
Let me know if there is any offensive stuff I put in. I can be quite insensitive as sometime I am on a one-track mind. Basically it is about entertainment. Maybe you could move the historical and religious stuff to a new thread.

oriental
01-08-14, 22:11
Anyway soprano Angela Gheorghiu goes on a musical journey to Romania in a seven part series.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbzJTbm5umw

oriental
01-08-14, 22:14
Of course, music and religion are closely tied so it is a journey to the monasteries as well.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36NisFvEGYk

oriental
01-08-14, 22:15
Romanian homeland part 3:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QCulmeYF0M

oriental
01-08-14, 22:16
Part 4:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5esNZZeeAw

oriental
01-08-14, 22:17
Part 5:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPgocYI5Tuc

oriental
01-08-14, 22:17
Part 6:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7bOjahBK9E

oriental
01-08-14, 22:18
Part 7:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mg5Waw4fezY

oriental
01-08-14, 22:25
Metropolitan Opera. O Sole Mio:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7vnxS0oiFM


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZMr87SjAWY

oriental
01-08-14, 22:34
BBC Being a Diva, Part1:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwavYe3prRM

oriental
01-08-14, 22:36
BBC part 2:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMJFUF9IR3c

oriental
01-08-14, 22:37
BBc Angela Gheorghiu, a Diva Part 3:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAsxPkIX67Y

oriental
02-08-14, 01:11
LeBrok thanks for the name change.:good_job::wink:


Hollywood or bust:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VR0Ul-swTrw

oriental
02-08-14, 02:21
Salma Hayek dances as a stripper with Quentin Tarantino having wine poured down to his mouth via Salma's foot. Tarantino wrote the script and has a foot fetish. This is actually a horror movie with George Clooney in the saloon. After the dance Salma turns into a vampire!

Movie "From Dusk to Dawn"

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116367/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYxxgvA8rlM

oriental
02-08-14, 19:33
Halle Berry as Storm:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5E7dZ8Ugsc

oriental
02-08-14, 19:36
Fem fatale Carrie:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnjiLWE91O4

oriental
02-08-14, 19:44
Uma Thurman in Kill Bill:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3aFv8IQb4s

oriental
02-08-14, 20:00
A different method i.e. by dance of the seven veils:

Salome is the one who asks for John the Baptist's head.

This movie was for adults only in India so I never got to see it as a kid.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjI8G6gA65w

oriental
02-08-14, 22:15
Artist draws with both hands:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJj1Qqqebh8

oriental
02-08-14, 22:16
1935 writing phenomenon:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEnfn1Twyek

oriental
02-08-14, 22:18
Woman writes in two languages simultaneously:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsyhTvaKEo0

oriental
02-08-14, 22:20
Woman writing with both hands and feet :laughing::laughing::laughing::


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3-nQ_lPDHA

oriental
05-08-14, 20:26
Girl plays three musical instruments at one sitting:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sE2jy23iG2M

oriental
05-08-14, 20:27
Same girl in more formal attire:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LPTxwLsUEI

oriental
05-08-14, 20:28
Same girl:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDAk7_T296w

oriental
06-08-14, 00:09
What makes a great soprano Part 1:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6VNr-jJOH8

oriental
06-08-14, 00:10
Part 2:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLM1MdVBbBs

oriental
06-08-14, 00:11
Part 3:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gFClWqbXRc