composed by Jacques Offenbach
Rebecca Knight and Karen England
Nick Ingman - Conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
Vivat Babes! From Estonia
ViVAT! from Estonia
난 한국인이 아닌듯...
This is beautiful, where are they now?
sir they are in my bedroom, like come on where else would they be hmmmmm lol yea I wish lol but yea this is pretty awesome
como q pode??São tão lindas,quanto talentosas!Devem ser anjos,mesmo!!
Dos melhores, sensuais, duos femininos. Grandes Vozes
jak w niebie
no probs dave but this version of barcarolle is the best I have heard .
As they say in the opera world "bravo"!
This version is very clear. I can easily understand that lyrics. I can nitpick the arrangement...but I think its a nice way to introduce newbies to opera. Opera and classical music has its share of fandumb too sadly.
Ah no sorry. I meant for people new to opera. Not the singers themselves. I apologize for not being clear.
sorry dave they are not newbies they have been around a while but they are good they make good music .
If it will get younger people to appreciate this type of music; what's the harm?
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!GORGEOUS VOICES AND WONDERFUL OFFENBACH-BARCAROLLE,THANK YOU!!!!!!!
Why ignore the beauty of the singers? Performance consists of many things, including visual appeal, audio signature, costume, setting, presentation, etc. ALL of it is useful and anyone who throws elements out on the basis of personal bias is limiting the performance the *artists* wish to give. Why not assume they design their act?
The music is awesome, I love it. The clothes not so cool.
Just because Rebecca and Karen have "modernized" great pieces of classical music does not mean they are pathetic. They are really fabulous singers.
Listen, their voices are gorgeous and the music is wonderful. If they choose to modernize their appeal by wearing trending clothes and hair styles and such, I'm okay with that, because then maybe a different crowd of people (kids maybe) will be exposed to this beautiful art form. As long as they don't ruin the music, they can do what they want. Just my opinion.
Completely agree! I'm glad there's someone who has a sense of decency and art and who has knowledge of classical voice. This cheapens the art form. To me, it's simply sacrilegious.
Dislike! The key has been lowered and the woman singing the lower part is flat throughout the entire aria. Check out Anna Netrebko and Elina Garanca's version here on youtube. They are metropolitan opera singers- real opera singers.
I agree that "opera babes" is cheap as applied to the performers, but one of the characters in the opera who sings this is Guiletta, the most expensive whore in Venice, paid with a diamond to steal Hoffman's shadow. Definitely a babe..
This is a very lovely rendition! mimpconkley
@oddball2036 ... they are singers, who cares what they look like?
@PTCello I think you two cents is worth a few dollars, their voices are good enough to stand on their merits. Sad commentary on the society we live in
@PTCello HGWT5763. 01/09/04/2011 A.D. POINT WELL TAKEN,I COULD NOT AGREE MORE.
One of the best renditions after La Vita É Bella's Version
The voices are beautiful, but their image needs a lot of work!
:D I'm singing this with someone else in my opera recital
@PTCello I know, not only the name cheapens them, but it also takes away the seriousness of opera and it brings out the idea of that opera singers should be hot, and that is totally not the purposse of opera singers.
these girls are most likely a guilty pleasure to both the crowd who looks for hotness but ostenttatively shuns high art such as classical music and snobs who will not see a classical singer unless she is 250pounds and 50yrs old...how delicious...
@PTCello Yes i agree with you ...they got the talent..but are not opera singers more like aria singers..
@PTCello but we are getting both, I like that they mix the beauty of the woman with the beauty of the music, you're getting twice the pleasure.
They have great voices and great appearance.
Two thumbs up!
anjos lindos cheias de luz.Deus as abençoe sempre.obrigada por postarem esse tesouro.
Why spoil beautiful music and voices with a ridiculous 1960's soft porn vampire flick look? It's an insult to the music and to their ability as singers....
The women in the pictures above are the OperaBabes; in other words, they are the ones who sing. Both are classically trained (soprano and mezzosoprano).
he escuchado miles y miles de melodias pero como esta ninguna!!!!
So beautiful & awesome =]]
me encanta.. no me canso de oir sus versiones de esta opera...
amo a offen
Hey Im 19 also, this song is great
I find it wonderful when young people appreciate this music genre.
I'm starting to sound like I'm really old!
I'm not much older than you, I'm 21 and I've always loved and appreciated all genres of music and I've been studying opera singing since I was 15
i am 19 and i've been a proud big fan of classical music and a little opera since 15
I Agree with you on that ..
what wonderful song
I prefer Monserrat Caballé instead of Monsarant... I think Montserrat is a lot better, you Real Opera Fan. ;)
And also... it's people like you, that call themselves "real opera fans" that make young people not want to listen to this kind of music. It makes them think that people who listen to opera are pretentious and up tight, and young people dont want to be associated with that. I know its sounds dum, but there are a lot of people out there who are stupid.
this doesnt apply to every young person out there, I know a lot of people out there can think for themselves, but there are still a lot who cant
You may be right about the fact that they wouldn't go far without their looks and a studio to help them sound better. But don't call this bullshit, the opera industry is getting smaller and smaller and so are the contributions. What these girls are doing, and other artist like them, is bringing this kind of music closer to a younger audience and the industry needs that audience to survive. And if we have to go down to the level of selling the looks instead of the music alone... so be it
the power is in the song - these babes are selling something else - sometimes this appeal is interesting - sometimes not - we should all thank jacques offenbach first for creating something so timeless like this...and not worry about opera babes or moms too much...
These gals are good, but the very name "opera babes" kind of cheapens them. It insinuates that their appeal is their physical appeal, rather than their voices. "Celtic Women" is not "celtic babes" and there's a difference. "Bond" is a string quartet selling themselves on their sex appeal.
I'm interested in the music. These arrangements are a little "poppy" but quite nice. Why not sell the virtue of the music instead of the beauty of the singers...? just my two cents.
Strange, when I listen to music, my mind takes over.
I can see what takes over nightfighter for you.
Awful chicks hitching their wagon to the popularity of "pseudo" opera. They'll be pushing prams soon enough - go for it.
You can honestly not pretend, that Sutherland and Horne were babes. They sang very well, but they were and are rather unattractive ... !
*yawns* check out Sutherland and Horne and then tell me about this light-weight toneless production.
Proof is in the pudding...if you dont like it dont listen to it ..I like the sound of Opera babes..but i dont like the way mezzochristina sings..sorry
I've been looking for the song for a bit since I heard it in Life is Beautiful; I didn't know the name; only that it was from The Tales of Hoffman. I am just glad to have found it myself.
sorry dont agree with you i like opera babes best
lovely angelic voices.
Ideal pour avoir de beaux rêves.
QUE VOCES TAN HERMOSAS
I didn't like the way they sing Casta Diva, but this one is nice.
Yes i agree the voices are a perfect match.. the music and voices sweet and soft to the ears