Bird-voiced and bird-brained

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Bird-voiced and bird-brained

Post by John F » Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:51 am

That's how Dale Harris once described the soprano Maria Galvany singing the Queen of the Night's aria from "The Magic Flute." And he certainly got that right.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oroFigVz1zc

But now I've been sent a video of a real bird singing the same aria:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbo0lmjy-3c
Coco is a young rescue cockatiel in Sydney Australia. He showed an interest in opera and started mimicking the Queen of the Night aria from Mozart's Magic Flute. His partner, Miss Charlie, is unimpressed.
This seems to say that the bird wasn't taught the music but picked it up listening to a record. Add another Australian coloratura soprano to Nellie Melba and Joan Sutherland.
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Re: Bird-voiced and bird-brained

Post by diegobueno » Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:53 am

And then there's this extraordinary rendition:


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Re: Bird-voiced and bird-brained

Post by barney » Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:14 am

Fabulous, isn't youtube a marvel?

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