Saturday, October 10, 2009

Lara and Zara embracing Adagio

A few days ago, Phillip, a fellow blogger and british gentleman (Chronicle of a Croydon Boy} wrote an enthusiastic post about the belgian singer Lara Fabian, in which he expressed his love and admiration for the way she performed the song 'Caruso'.

Well, I had noticed her long before Phillip . It was after watching some videos with her performance of the song based on 'Adagio' by Tomaso Albinoni.

'Adagio' is a well known , fine classical piece of music. Dramatic lyrics have been attached to it to enable also vocalists to perform this gem. If you look it up in YouTube you'll see that italian young singers got hold of it and won't let it go. They appear with it in some sort of talent TV contest named "Amici di Maria de Filippi (friends of Maria....) , with a jury and an audience which consists of young people, friends of the contestants.

Watching the young singers on "
Amici ...." perform 'Adagio' can be frustrating; their voice is not ripe enough to handle such an intricate musical piece , and they lack confidence on the stage .
( Very nice try , though, of the finalists of the italian talent TV show Amici of recent years: Rita Comisi, Giulia Ottonello, Nicola Gargaglia ..).

....And then I came upon Lara Fabian. The way she sings and moves in all her live appearances, is hypnotizing. She's got it all: a great voice, a beautiful face, a perfect body, and.. plenty of talent. She's multilingual (french, italian, english) and is considered Star in Europe. There's also Zara, a singer of russian descent - good voice , gracious figure , nice performance. Still , Lara is the Best.

32 comments:

  1. Excellent. Thank you for sharing this. I don't pay much attention to what is going on musically today,as most of what comes over my car radio or the television is not worth listening to, and I don't search for anything else. But I love music that is good and well done as this piece is.

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  2. She's beautiful and has a wonderful voice. I enjoyed this.

    Sue

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  3. Her voice is wonderfull. This song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kjqa_Csf29Q was a big hit in Brazil.

    How are you Duta? I hope you are doing great.

    I have a new blog. It's all about Brazil and in English. I hope to see you there.

    It's http://atasteofbrazil.blogspot.com

    Hugs

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  4. Dimple,

    You've got good taste ; Adagio is fine music and Lara's interpretation is amazing.

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  5. Someone's Mom,

    I'm glad you enjoyed it. All her videos , and there are videos with her performing other songs as well, provide pleasure and enjoyment.

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  6. Hi Michelle,

    Congrats on your new blog! How interesting! I'll sure pay you a visit and learn something about Brasil.
    Hugs.

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  7. Good morning, DUTA (well, it's morning here, I realize it is not where you are, so Good evening, DUTA!)

    It's funny, I just came from Philip's blog, so that's twice this morning I've heard this young woman sing. What a talent! It is particularly surprising to see her sing sitting down. It takes someone with a truly remarkable voice to be able to pull that off because it does change the projection dynamic!

    The oddest thought occurred to me as I watched, "My goodness, her parents must be so incredibly proud of her!"

    I know, that's just a goofy thing to think, but I've often wondered what it is like to be the person in possession of such a tremendous gift. This morning, I ended up wondering what it must feel like to be the person who produced the person with such a gift!

    As a parent, I also ended up amusing myself thinking of her at a young age, and you just know at one point one, or perhaps both of her parents ended up listening to her sing, and then tried to figure out if she was really as good as they thought. You know, overcoming that pride we all have in our children's accomplishments to realize that objectively, she's fantastic!

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  8. Barker's adagio I know well ...

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  9. ... but this one's totally new to me!

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  10. Oh you've done it again, Duta! Introducing me to yet another YouTube session as I go looking for Lara Fabian. And this always seems to happen when I am in need of some light relief, so thankyou so much for this posting, and for the happy hour I have just spent getting to know this wonderful singer.

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  11. Land of shimp,

    As usual your language is mesmerizing.
    You gave me an idea - to read her biography, see who her parents are. Parents usually know when their child is gifted; sometimes the teachers at school draw their attention to their child's outstanding talent for something.
    Anyway, she's sure the pride of her entire family.
    Thanks.

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  12. Gledwood,

    Great humor, Gled. You've made me smile and that's good.

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  13. Gledwood,

    It's new to you, and I hope you like it. The singer is fantastic.

    Thanks for visiting and for making me smile with your comments.

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  14. Vera,

    You're welcome. I'm glad you liked the singer and that she provided you with an hour of light, happy relief. BTW, she's got a big repertory including both classical and light music.

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  15. Hi Duta,

    You have amazing taste, this rendition is absolutely fantastic! I agree, Laura has it all.

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  16. Hi Duta,
    Thanks so much for sharing this. I had never heard of Lara either but I loved this video and will definitely be checking you tube for others. Thank you for stopping by with such a gracious comment on my pumpkin bread :-)
    Take care!

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  17. Angelina,

    Thanks for the compliment. I'm glad you agree with me about Lara Fabian; she's great!

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  18. Alicia,

    You're welcome. There's always a first time, so now You've heard about her.
    As for stopping by your blog, well I like it a lot - it has all the good ingredients like your pumpkin bread.

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  19. Hello Duta, I agree with you, she is very good. My favourite CD of the moment is ADAGIO, a selection of the best adagios.

    I agree with you about Lara, she is very good.

    Thank you for your comment on my blog. You have a nice blog too; I'll stay awhile...

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  20. Alaine,

    Thank you for visiting my blog and for your nice comment.
    What a coincidence, Adagio being your favorite CD at the moment! Enjoy your CD with the best Adagios!

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  21. I have an Adagio CD that was given to me. I'm not always in the mood for that kind of music but sometimes it's the ONLY kind I want to listen to because it's sort of relaxing.

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  22. Beautiful Blog ! Beautiful songs!!

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  23. Cindy,

    The music of Adagio is sad, it won't cheer you up when you're in a bad mood, but it can certainly be relaxing.

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  24. nomore,

    Thank you . I'm glad you like my blog and the songs. 'Beautiful' - that's a real compliment.

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  25. Wow - I've never heard of her before. What a great voice she has! And, I love that she performs in her bare feet. Thank you for your post - I love discovering something (or someone) new!

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  26. Arika,

    You're welcome; Glad you've discovered something new and beautiful through my post.
    Indeed, great voice, great performance.

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  27. When I'm on the computer, most of my time is spent on news sites covering world events, political blogs, etc. You have made me realize there's so much I'm missing. One can be informed in some areas, and completely ignorant in others. She is a great talent - beautiful voice and beautiful girl. We're so fortunate to be living in a time when so much of the world is at our fingertips. I must explore more. Thanks, Duta.

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  28. Bica,
    It's indeed amazing how much info we can get through the computer.
    There's a lot to do on a computer, not only getting info, but also creating things. Me, for example, I like making slideshows with pictures and music background.

    Wonderful invention the computer, only that it requires Time which we don't always have.

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  29. Her voice blew me away. Just beautiful! I'm catching up with everyone today. Due to massive storms and flooding in the Missouri, Ozarks I have been offline 5.5 long days. Loved your post and it's good to be back.

    Have a grand day full of song and blessings!!!

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  30. Nezzie,

    Sorry to hear about the storms and flooding. Thanks for reading my post and for loving it.

    Blessed be your day too!

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  31. Oh, thank you, Duta :D What a beautiful woman with a beautiful voice. The set is stunning too. I enjoyed that so much! I'll have to look for more of her music.

    Have a Wonderful Day, Duta!

    PS: I'm still on vacation but couldn't resist coming by to say hello :D

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  32. TheChicGeek,

    Hi Kelly, Good to hear from you. I've read recently that she lives in Canada , so may be she's also giving concerts in the USA, Canada's big neighbor , and you get the chance to see and hear her LIVE.

    Enjoy the rest of your vacation!

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