O Mio Babbino Caro, at age 9

Posted: November 3, 2013 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

Why Evolution Is True

I’m sure, like the last time I presented an young opera-singing prodigy, people will carp about her singing, but really, Amira Willighagen is only nine. This is apparently from the show “Holland’s Got Talent,” and it seems to.

Plus it’s my favorite of all opera arias, and a perennial crowd pleaser.  But listen before you carp. (My only plaint: she goes high on the last note.)

I have to note that I can sing this in the original Italian—but not on key!

O mio babbino caro,
mi piace, è bello bello,
vo’andare in Porta Rossa
a comperar l’anello!
Si, si, ci voglio andare!
E se l’amassi indarno,
andrei sul Ponte Vecchio
ma per buttarmi in Arno!
Mi struggo e mi tormento,
O Dio! Vorrei morir!
Babbo, pietà, pietà!
Babbo, pietà, pietà!

 

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