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Harmonica Rhapsody

Harmonica Rhapsody

Cy Leo shows off his mastery of the harmonica once again with this dynamic and appropriately operatic rendition of Queen’s classic Bohemian Rhapsody, with Roy Tan on the grand piano, and vocals by soprano Annette Wardell.

O’hene Savant: Rap Opera

O’hene Savant: Rap Opera

(PG-13: Language) Musician and producer O’hene Savànt just dropped what might be the most epic rap ever released, a 30-minute long autobiographical song comprised of “scenes” about a man whose love of music drives his life, and the struggles he faces along his path.

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Dog Concerto in A♭Minor

Dog Concerto in A♭Minor

Recently, a dog named Walter had a brush with viral fame due to his charming operatic howl. Now, some wiseacre named lyoug decided to add a little musical composition to accompany Walter’s beautiful voice, further enhancing his performance.

When Lou Reed Met Luciano Pavarotti

When Lou Reed Met Luciano Pavarotti

We were looking for something else entirely when we stumbled onto this 2002 duet between Lou Reed and Luciano Pavarotti, in which they sang Reed’s classic Perfect Day. On that same night, Pavarotti performed with James Brown and Grace Jones, among others.

One-Man Duet

One-Man Duet

We’ve heard Marc Martel’s amazing Freddie Mercury impression before, but we didn’t know he could do Luciano Pavarotti too. Here he performs a duet of Puccini’s Nessun Dorma. He also forgot to shave half his beard.

Singing Flight of the Bumblebee

Singing Flight of the Bumblebee

Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumblebee is challenging enough to play on a musical instrument, so when we stumbled onto opera singer Malena Ernman performing the song with her voice, we were speechless.

The Human Piano

The Human Piano

Remember Big? The classic 1988 Tom Hanks flick immortalized those giant pianos you can play with your feet. Here, a group of classically-trained singers has been programmed to make the notes instead of an electronic circuit.

Andrea Chénier Opera Set

Andrea Chénier Opera Set

The Bregenz Festival has been creating floating opera sets since 1946, but this set for Umberto Giordano’s thriller takes the cake, with a huge bust floating in the waters of Austria’s Lake Constance.

Opera 10.6

Opera 10.6

There’s a lot to like about Opera – built-in mouse gestures, server-side compression and even torrent management. The latest adds features like faster JavaScript handling and geolocation.

Opera vs. Potato

Opera vs. Potato

Remember Google’s incredible Chrome speed test video? The Opera guys thought they’d poke a little fun at Google’s slow-mo browser test with their own. The results may shock you. Or not.

Opera Unite

Opera Unite

Heralded as a service that will reinvent the web, Opera Unite is a cloud-based app that syncs files, music, photos, and chat, effectively turning your computer into a client and server.

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