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21 April 2018, 22:25
Figaro, Figaro, Figaro, oh no...
Gioachino Rossini's The Barber of Seville features one of the most iconic baritone arias of all, 'Largo al factotum', a bombastic, joyous sing-song, full of showy high notes and fiendish tongue-twister lyrics. It's a bit of a classic.
Not content with simply belting out this virtuosic ditty, American baritone Lucas Meachem took to his bathroom to fully recreate a scene worthy of the stage, complete with cut-throat razor.
Lucas clearly likes to do things his way - here he is with a multi-tracked reading of the Christmas classic, Carol of the Bells.