Karaoke is no longer confined to singing Dolly Parton or Barry Manilow out at the bars. Now, thanks to music label Musical Concepts
you can sing opera arias accompanied by a full orchestra in your living room.
They could either make for a very fun (or very painful) party. And, they might actually be useful for voice students for practicing. I know that something similar is done mostly for instrumentalists by Music Minus One
, but I'd never thought of the social possibilities.
There are three volumes:
and for those who like the lighter side of opera...
They also boast of having English and original versions of the texts, synopses and plot backgrounds to help you get into character, and the ability to switch between the full recording and karaoke accompaniment.
Anyone out there own any of these DVDs? Do singers use them to practice? Have you held opera karaoke parties? Would you?
I know that they are on order at the Kanawha County Public Library
, so I might just have to check them out soon.