Monday, January 7, 2013

We Sing Opera!

Over Christmas, we traveled (a very, Very, VERY long drive) to Logan, Utah, to spend Christmas with family. We spent one afternoon playing different games in the church gym and as we were taking a break, Owen decided to ask his Aunt Kjirsti if they could sing "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" with opera voices. Owen discovered his talent for vibrato with his voice earlier this year. I think it traces back to listening to our violin lessons this year where Ryanna learned about vibrato.
Whatever the reason, several months ago when my grandparents were visiting, out of the blue, Owen stood up from dinner and said, "I'm going to sing 'Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star' in opera." We all agreed to be the audience, not quite sure of what we'd be witnessing. He was actually pretty good. Since then, he has come to view himself as an opera singer. He even recently told me that I should get him an instructor to help him with his opera singing. I told him we'd better start off just being in a choir.
This recording is pretty quiet because I'm pretty far from him and it's only recorded on a phone. I think it's a really cute memory. Owen singing opera with his Aunt Kjirsti.


Amelia Poll said...


rachel said...

Very Cool!

DONNA J. said...
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DONNA J. said...

I agree with Owen...start small with a little number like "Twinkle, Twinkle..." and the next thing ya know...he'll be the next Andrea Bocelli. By the way, I love Andrea's "The Lord's Prayer" with Mo-Tab! You can do it, Owen! I also love "Happy Birthday, Donna!" as sung by Owen in his opera voice!!!