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A sound for Sunday

Caution: this clip is not for the fainthearted or those who like melody.

Here, the American soprano singer Florence Foster Jenkins murders the Laughing Song from Johann Strauss‘s opera Die Fledermaus. Stay with it for three minutes and 20 seconds, if you can.

For those who are interested, Wikipedia can provide a lovely piece on the story of this truly inspiring American artist. We all battle with our inadequacies when we make art but my, how she fought…

If you’d like to listen to the original song in all its glory, do try this link. The end is both spectacular and melodious.

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