Colin Mochrie, Russell Braun and OperagramsHumour
Ok, so a friend of mine showed me this video: It’s absolutely Colin Mochrie lip-syncing to the voice of Russell Braun in a clip from Burnt Toast, an eight-part coming opera made for television 2006 (CBC, Bravo!). The music is by Alexina Louie, with text by Dan Redican, and the series features some of Canada’s best voices, including Isabel Bayrakdarian, Krisztina Szabó, Peter McGillivray, Jean Stilwell and Benjamin Butterfield. Find out all about it here.
Also on burnttoastopera.com: Operagrams! These are ridiculous. For $4.00, you can send someone a recording of either a man or woman singing famous operatic tunes, with different words, appropriate for various occasions. There’s the Habanera for the Booty Call Operagram, or the Ride of the Valkyries for a Drunk Dial, or “Largo al factotum” for an I’m Sorry. They’re hilarious; you can preview the recordings right here.
So, a double-whammy over at burnttoastopera.com. Not bad for a Sunday.