Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Sills Sillsiana--Opera Mashup!

Mashups seem to be everywhere these days! This is Beverly Sills doing her famous Sillsillana piece: a pastiche of every famous coloratura piece mashed together to make this hysterically fun piece. I have it as an MP3, and never thought I'd find it at Youtube, but there it was.

It was arranged by her coach and for those of you who know some of these pieces, you will hear the following excerpts:

Piano intro -Una voce poco fa – Barber of Seville
Grossmächtige prinzessin – Ariadne auf Naxos
Je suis Titania – Mignon
Shemahka’s aria - Coq d’or
Holle Rache -  Magic Flute
Richard Strauss: Amor
Je suis encore tout étourdie –Manon (with Una voce “ma” at end)
Vien delitto – Puritani  (with Una voce poco fa "ma" at end)
Schubert: Shepherd on the Rock
Vocalize on Chopin’s Etude in A-flat, Op. 25, no. 1
Spargi d’amaro (Mad Scene) - Lucia
Vocalise on Chopin Nocturne in E Flat Major, Op. 9, no.2 
 Les oiseaux (Olympia)– Tales of Hoffmann
Sempre libera - Traviata –with Gagnon as tenor
Sills’ cadenza used for O luce di quest’anima – Linda di Chamounix
Sempre libera – the final “pensier”


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