Thursday, June 21, 2007

Opera Warm Fuzzy

I’ve been following this story for the last week and the results are in: Paul Potts, 36, a mobile phone salesman from Wales has won the new Simon Cowell vehicle, “Britain’s Got Talent.”

Special thanks to fellow co-worker Christen P., who alerted me to this “diamond in the rough” and sent me this clip. Singing Nessum Dorma from Puccini’s Turnadot, Potts demonstrates the passion and beauty of opera. Then there is the clip where he really gets to show off – and gets a rock star’s reception!

Enjoy the clips, enjoy watching someone being “discovered,” and if you need more – Opera Tampa will be performing two beloved Puccini opera’s in our 2007-2008 season; La Bohème and Tosca.

Congratulations Paul Potts – and watch out American Idol - opera singers rock!

-Kari G.

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