Opera singers’ voices replaced with ‘90s dial-up tones is comedy genius

15 May 2020, 10:55 | Updated: 15 May 2020, 11:37

Ever wondered what would happen if you swapped a soprano's voice for a 20-year-old internet dial-up tone? No, we hadn't either, but surrealist comedian Olaf Falafel has done just that.

A hilarious yet slightly unsettling video created by the Swedish comic shows singers such as Lesley Garrett mid-performance, with their voices replaced by the screeches and beeps of dial-up internet.

Posting the video on his Twitter account, the Swedish comedian said: “Opera singers dubbed with dial up modems could be the next big thing”. 

With 4G and instant wifi currently in abundance, many internet users today are unaware of the struggles held in waiting for the internet to “dial-up” in the late 1990s and early 2000s, but now the video has been shared more than 4,000 times. 

Olaf followed the tweet with another saying: “I said ‘could be’ - that wasn’t your invitation to make it a thing Twitter.”

We don’t know why this happened, but we’re very happy it did.