You bet, says baritone Babatunde Akinboboye.
He’s had half a million hits this week.
Please PLEASE don’t let Simone Kermes or Diana Damrau or any of their ilk gain more ideas for the even worse.
Awful, out of tune and vulgar. Not funny at all. What’s next? Patter turned into rap?
Absolutely fantastic and fun. He’s obviously extremely talented.
“Can opera be sung to a hip-hop beat?”
This bit from the Brahms Requiem comes to mind:
if he don’t make his mind up he’ll never get started (“Perhaps, perhaps” ) 😉 …. once is enough for that , any way it was funny, +1 for creativity
The obvious punch line to “Can opera be sung to a hip-hop beat?” is:
It could be, but most “throats” can’t sing in time with any beat.
And jokes are only funny when there’s an element of truth to them. Due respect to all of the many singers (yet a small percentage of the overall cohort) with an excellent sense of time, and with the realization that hip-hop may produce a disproportionately large number of performers with excellent time.
This article and the comments on it are super cringey…..
A bit like the ‘Hooked on Classics’ franchise that was so popular in the 1970’s…
Is he trying to civilize rap or make opera hip?
Materia meets anti-materia…
It’s like asking “Can opera be sung to the ticking of a metronome?” Well, yes – clearly it can, but………………..
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