Posted at 4:47 PM on April 8, 2009
by Rex Levang
Minnesota Opera is going to be winding up their season with The Barber of Seville, an opera with some iconic moments and some famous spoofs (Bugs Bunny as the rabbit of Seville, for one).
This aria for the bass is slightly less well-known, but it never fails to grab an audience's attention: specifically, the moment where the patter really gets going, and you ask, How can he sing that fast? In Carlos Feller's performance, that happens about 3:38 into the clip (though the whole thing is worth watching).
Posted at 11:30 PM on April 8, 2009
by Gillian Martin
A couple of middle school students from Arizona decided to see how different types of music affect students taking tests. They thought classical would be the most beneficial, but their actual results surprised them. Read more about it here.