Watch This Parrot Singing The Opera From The Fifth Element
If you’re a fan of the 1997 cult classic, The Fifth Element, you know that one of the most impressive, uh, elements is the incredibly difficult Opera performed by alien Diva Plavalaguna in the film.
Here’s a little background from the all-knowing Wikipedia:
The Diva Dance opera performance featured music from Gaetano Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor: “Il dolce suono”, the mad scene of Act III, Scene 2. It is one of the few pieces of music in the film that is diegetic. It was sung by Albanian soprano Inva Mula, while the role of Plavalaguna was played by French actress Maïwenn Le Besco. Part One (titled “Lucia di Lammermoor”) and Part Two (titled “The Diva Dance”) of this piece are included as separate tracks on The Fifth Element soundtrack, but are sequenced to create the effect of the entire performance seen in the film. The end of Part One blends into the beginning of Part Two, creating a smooth transition between the two tracks.
Because it’s difficult to perform, you really don’t see a lot of cover versions. There was one of an Armenian singer on whatever the Armenian version of The Voice is called. I haven’t come across any others, until today…
Today is the blessed day that I found a this video, where a very special performer takes a stab at part of it.
Without further ado, watch this Parrot Singing The Opera From The Fifth Element: