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Moira Stuart's Hall of Fame Concert 3pm - 5pm
6 August 2018, 17:24
Blubbing, sniffling and uncontrollable throat gurgles: it’s the reaction Puccini would have wanted.
‘O mio babbino caro’ is a stunning aria by Giacomo Puccini. It's the most famous section of his not-particularly-famous opera Gianni Schicchi. The aria is sung by the young Lauretta, who begs her father to help her get hitched to Rinuccio, the love of her life.
And it seems this two year-old really sympathises with poor Lauretta – because he literally cannot stop bawling when his dad plays it to him at the kitchen table.
We feel ya, random toddler.
Here’s a particularly goosebump-inducing version of the aria, sung by Susanna Hurrell.