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ashleyvvv's avatar

Whats the name of this sad opera song?

Asked by ashleyvvv (99 points ) April 2nd, 2011

A male sings it, I cant remember anything about it but the beat and that it is classic. Other than in movies its played when something tragic is happening.
Gosh its so hard to explain it, its almost like a sad clown opera type thing.
It’s sang in a different language, italian i think.

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gailcalled's avatar

I Pagliacci is about a sad clown opera type thing.

Area may be “No, pagliacci no son.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUe2OnXIBEg&feature=related

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ashleyvvv's avatar

@gailcalled thats not it :/ I wish i could explain it better…

gailcalled's avatar

How about “Vesti la giubba,” also from Pagliacci (which is an Italian opera)? Opera songs are called “arias,” fyi. This is the only opera about clowns that I know of.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhT5cEMCBdQ&feature=related

ashleyvvv's avatar

@gailcalled what about a ROMANTIC one?!:)

ashleyvvv's avatar

@ahhhh i found it! It’s Con te partirĂ² http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcrfvP11Hbo

gailcalled's avatar

Aha. Pretty, but not about clowns and not an operatic aria. Glad you have your answer, however.

breedmitch's avatar

It’s Vesti La Guibba. Or I’ll eat my hat…
Fast forward to 2:02

gailcalled's avatar

@breedmitch: Get out the salt and pepper. @ashleyvvv says it’s this treacly aria sung by Andrea Bocelli.

De gustibus.

breedmitch's avatar

Well she’s wrong. In her description she couldn’t have described Vesti la Guibba better.
Sung by a male. Used often in movies, sad clown, Italian…
Thank goodness I’m wearing my bacon hat today…

gailcalled's avatar

To go with your bacon-flavored vodka, or am I imagining this?

breedmitch's avatar

bacon infused Bourbon!

gailcalled's avatar

And that has a large following? Instead of bourbon and branch water, one drinks bourbon and raw eggs?

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