'Lascia ch'io pianga' George Frideric Handel Download ''Lascia ch'io pianga'' on iTunes
13 January 2016, 12:23
It’s the one thing tenors fear the most - the voice completely cracking under the pressure of an intense high note. Unfortunately it sounds really funny.
A drunk-sounding drinking song
Sure, he’s all charisma and swagger at the beginning, but multiple attempts to scale the high notes here soon leave this tenor begging to be let off stage.
Pavarotti on/near the high Cs
Pav was famed for his high Cs, but he just couldn’t quite get these…
Crack and fix
Tenor Ben Heppner had a bit of a mare when singing Samson et Delila, so the cheeky broadcaster replaced his vocal with a perfect one from Placido Domingo.
Sorry Pav… everyone has a bad day.
And a classic to finish
So, so painful. Still, at least his Tarzan impression is en pointe.