One of the best flash mobs in history – Oprah and The Black Eyed Peas

I totally know this is very, very old and everyone has probably already seen it but it is one the few videos that makes me smile and laugh and cry all within 4 minutes! You can see the confused faces of the singers at the start when the mob is just not reacting (there’s nothingContinue reading “One of the best flash mobs in history – Oprah and The Black Eyed Peas”

Amira Willighagen – O Mio Babbino Caro

Since ROH is playing La Traviata tonight, I decided to share my favourite piece of Opera, sang by a 9-year old initially for Holland’s Got Talent and then picked up by Andre Rieu. Lyrics Italian Literal translation Singable English O mio babbino caro, mi piace, è bello, bello. Vo’andare in Porta Rossa a comperar l’anello! Sì, sì, ciContinue reading “Amira Willighagen – O Mio Babbino Caro”

Does your hair stand up when listening to music or watching a movie?

Listen to this Have you ever been listening to a great piece of music and felt a chill run up your spine? Or goosebumps tickle your arms and shoulders? Most people can experience a  deep and visceral reaction to music, strong enough to elicit a physical, bodily response. The experience is called frisson (pronounced free-sawn), a French term meaning “aestheticContinue reading “Does your hair stand up when listening to music or watching a movie?”

Most Romantic Scenes from La Boheme

I went to see La Boheme (Puccini) sung at the Sydney Opera and I was absolutely in awe of the voices and of some of the really cute and cheesy romantic dialogue. The opera follows two couples as they get together and fall apart in the turn of the century Paris. They struggle with poverty,Continue reading “Most Romantic Scenes from La Boheme”

Songmaster * Orson Scott Card Book Review

I have finally found a book from Orson Scott Card that I could not finish. He has written some amazing stories so far. I loved each and every one of them – either the fairytales or the space exploration. Even the biblical stories and I don’t do religion. Here are some of my favourites toContinue reading “Songmaster * Orson Scott Card Book Review”