From Hey Arnold! to The Simpsons, several cartoons have featured opera . Of these, The MuppetShow most notably included several opera references during its run that introduced younger audiences to the art form. Did you know that Miss Piggy wanted to sing opera? We think Miss Piggy would love our Gianni Schicchi/Pagliacci. Can you picture her singing Lauretta’s aria, “O mio babbino caro?”
Plácido Domingo as Gianni Schicchi and Andriana Chuchman as Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi (2015)
In honor of tonight’s The Muppetsseries premiere on ABC, we have found some “Muppets meet opera” moments we think you’ll enjoy:
Don Giovanni Parody – La ci darem la mano
Renée Fleming on The Muppets Show
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