There is a song I did not want to miss out today. It’s something I have been looking forward to sharing every since I saw this theme on Jim’ list weeks ago. Jim Adams, aka Newepicauthor, the creator of A Unique Title For Me, is hosting SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY and this week he has chosen the theme: DUETS
The thing about duets is…some of them are a bit cheesy aren’t they. I can think of lots of duets, but not a lot of them work for me in all honesty. I think partly because two superstars sometimes team up to sing a song, but there is sometimes a certain cohesiveness lacking. It sometimes seems like they just wanted to do a duet for the sake of it. But hey, duets look like fun, so I don’t begrudge them having a little fun.
However, when it comes to opera, duets can be rather spectacular. So I have decided to feature one of my favourite duets, “Belle nuit, ô nuit d’amour”, (The Barcarolle) which is from The Tales of Hoffman. You may already know this stunning duet. If you don’t, you are listening to a beautiful melody from Offenbach’s final opera. Apparently Jules Barbier wrote the lyrics.
Prepare to be dazzled!
Oh and I forgot to mention, I first heard this gorgeous music in the incredible Italian film “La Vita È Bella”. That scene when he is looking up at her and willing her just to look at him.