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24 December 2018, 16:40
Two choirboys sing a duet for two cats, with lyrics consisting entirely of the word ‘meow’. And somehow, they keep a straight face...
This hilarious ‘Duetto buffo di due gatti’ (‘Funny duet for two cats’) is said to be the work of Gioachino Rossini – although some argue it was written by someone else in 1825, who was compiling a work which drew on Rossini’s 1816 opera, Otello.
The duet for two sopranos is sung in this video by two meowing choirboys from the French boys choir Les Petits Chanteurs a la Croix de Bois.
Impressively, they managed to stay fairly poker-faced throughout the video, even when the audience erupts into laughter at the impressively authentic ‘meows’ of the boy on the right.
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