Skip to comments.La Donna Brazile Sings, on and off Key
Posted on 11/12/2017 1:56:25 PM PST by Kaslin
One of the most popular arias in the opera catalogue, sung by the licentious Duke of Mantua in Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto, is the tenor song "La donna a mobile." Its opening, "qual piuma al vento" (woman is fickle like a feather in the wind), is a cynical masculine put-down sung by a scoundrel. But its later lines, "muta d'accento e di pensier" (she changes in voice and in thought), are curiously applicable to a real-life Donna: the Democratic Party politician Donna Brazile.
This Donna is no novice to local and national party politics in the U.S. She has long been an insider in Democratic Party politics. She has been a regular contributor to newspapers and a political commentator on TV networks including CNN, NPR, and ABC. She was campaign manager for Al Gore in 2000, making her the first black American to direct a major campaign.
She was appointed interim chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in spring 2011 and again from July 2016 to February 2017 in the Clinton campaign. Her sole aria derives from that experience. With the publication on November 7, 2017 of her new book Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-Ins and Breakdowns that Put Donald Trump in the White House, and public utterances about it and her activities in the 2016 presidential campaign, she is experiencing her 15 minutes in the national spotlight.
The emergence of Brazile in the limelight and the story she has been telling about the 2016 Hillary Clinton campaign and her own reflections on it has been astonishing partly because of its forthrightness and partly because of its variation in substance from time to time.
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The song, done by the incomparable Luciano Pavarotti.
You beat me by 14 seconds.
LOL! “Rigoletto” is so decadent and tragic. That was from a video that was one of my favorites. Were you planning on posting the exact same version?
I just checked...the EXACT same video! LOL!
Yes. Great minds run in the same gutters — or something like that.
Rigoletto is one of my favorite operas. I like Verdi better than Puccini , but Puccini is no slouch either.
The Duke of Mantua is a perfect skunk, and could very well be Bill Clinton’s hero! :-)
And the paid assassin, Sparafucile, could very well be colluding with Hillary to dispatch anyone who opposes her!
But what you ask may not be what you intended.
And I LOVE Victor Hugo too. When I was cleaning out Mom’s house, I found a copy of “Les Miserables” which was, of course, somewhat abridged.
I read it, and was very aware (and annoyed) by all the good stuff that had been left out.
Give me the original 1700 page version! :-)
I like the way he clips his words in that song...makes him sound extra slimy! LOL!
Now...for my own lyrics to this song, prophetically written back in 2005:
“La Madame Hillary”
La Madame Hillary,
Voice harsh and Shrillary.
I’m shocked that you have still
Stayed married to— Bill.
We still remember
Your Left-Wing Agenda
It’s harder to disguise
Than those thunder thighs
La madame Hillary,
GO to your Room!
Find somewhere else to
Double park your broom.
I still don’t understand
How poor new York got stuck
You must think that we all
Fell from a Turnip Truck.
Those who oppose you
Somehow they wind up dead.
(Or missing, like those tax
Records beneath the bed)
No White House for you!
Don’t you even dare!
At least not until——you
Return the Silverware!
As I recall, the original was much more about Christian redemption than political revolution, but the political revolution is what the Left took from it.
Why thank you!
((((You should hear what I did with the Polovetsian dances!)))
You are correct about that!
This one is very nice, by Jonas Kaufman
I know this was a concert setting, and not in costume or context, but he did not quite convey to me the slimy snarkiness of the Duke. He seems like a nice guy! :-)
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