There are lots of these “unknown people show their hidden talents” TV shows now. Sometimes they produce some surprises.
This one? Wow.
9 years old.
Mi piace, è bella… bella.
She is singing a well-known aria from Puccini’s short Gianni Schicchi: Il mio babbino caro. Lauretta, the not-too-bright sounding daughter of the rich old dying Buoso, about to bequeath his fortune to a monastery, is singing about the guy she has a crush on. In short, “He’s cute… I, like, want a ring right now… if I can’t, like, have him I’ll throw myself off the bridge into the Arno and… like… daddy, I’ll just DIE!”
If they don’t hurt her developing voice, maybe one day she’ll another Renee Flemming.
Or maybe a Kathleen Battle. Gotta love the way she comes out onto the stage. She has all the hauteur of a Tiepolo allegory.
Examples could be multiplied.
I know that some of you are “inoperable”, but… well… your loss.
POSTLUDE: Dante puts Schicchi in hell for the trick he plays on the family. FWIW.