Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Remember that male operatic singer in the background of "Moulin Rouge" songs?

Turns out his name is Alessandro Safina. I rented the DVD of Sarah Brightman's 2008 concert titled "Live in Vienna" and had to scoop my jaw off the floor when he started singing. Normally opera singers voices are somewhat annoying because they sound so affected, but there is this incredible tone to his voice, it's so rich and full. Makes my heart all fluttery :) I've been looking up other vids of his performances and I have to say, he does seem a little bit in love with himself; but, if I sounded like this, I would be in love with myself a bit, too. :)

This is the first song they sing (of 2) together called "Canto Della Terra"

Okay, so this music video is super cheesy, but just don't watch. Just listen :) "Luna Tu" (Only You)

1 comment:

Babs said...

Both have fabulous voices. I was familiar with Sarah Brightman,of course but
Alessandro Safina is new to me. Thanks for introducing us. :)
Thanks, too, for leaving a lovely comment on my post. You mentioned that the painting looked like a photo.. actually. that was the assignment to paint something and make it with no brushstrokes showing, so it looked like a photo.
I think he used as inspiration, a photo from a cosmetics ad.??
This was in the 1990s when he was in college, so I don't remember
I looked at your profile and saw that you are a huge fan of BBC and Masterpiece theater.. so am I. I'm recording Upstairs/
who knew they'd have a sequel just after I named my blog? I loved Downton Abbey and also Lark Rise to Candleford. Seeing new episodes of that now.
Thanks again for visiting,