Opera has been around and thriving for quite some time. With booming voices, soaring vocals, and beautifully designed sets, it’s no wonder that people love to visit the cathedrals and listen!
If there is one element of opera that is most famous, its the singing.
Depicted in pop culture quite often, a booming singer with a voice that can carry across the ocean is a typical image that we think of when we think of opera singers.
Young people don’t seem to be going to the opera anymore. Is there any way to bring them back into the theatres?
Well, if there is one thing young people love, its humor. If only there was a way to bring humor back into the opera – if that happened, more young people might go!
What is funnier than someone sucking down some helium?!
In a recent video, a group of opera singers found some balloons full of, you guessed it, helium! Deciding to put on a “show after the show,” the singers recorded themselves acting like kids and having a ton of fun.
Christina Elizabeth was the singer and she has an incredible voice.
Christina has been in the opera for some time and has performed some incredible songs. One of her more popular songs is “Deh Vieni Non Tardar,” which translates as “Come and don’t delay.” It’s this song she chooses for her high-pitched performance!
With her friends gathered around, she takes her first pull from the balloon.
After the ISM welcome party, there were a lot of balloons left ofter. Walking over and grabbing one while they were tearing down the event, everyone gathered around to watch hilarity ensue.
After the ISM welcome party, what better to do than use the helium from the **surplus amount of left over balloons to breathe in and sing an aria?!? Hope you enjoy a modern rendition of “Deh Vieni Non Tardar” from Le Nozze Di Figaro!
When she starts singing, it sounds like a cartoon!
Taking a DEEP pull from a red balloon, she lets her booming voice out, only to have it sound like it’s coming from a mouse! After a few verses, you can hear her normal voice coming back in.
Once her normal voice starts to take back over, its time for another breath!
Taking another breath, she continues on and sounds exactly like Alvin and the Chipmunks! If the famous cartoon chipmunks had gone to the opera, it would be hard to tell the difference from this performance!
Finishing off the balloon, she hits the highest notes yet.
Aided by helium and hitting notes that most people can only dream of, Christina ends her performance with an “oh, my voice is back to normal.” Maybe the funny performance will bring young people into the next opera performance in droves.
Even if it doesn’t, the video got over 3.5 million views!
People loved the video, and it’s no wonder why. Opera singers are a bit of an enigma to people in America, and this is a funny way to listen!
Check out the video below!
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