Shawnet Sweets, our resident opera junkie is at it again.
In addition to work and all her other adventures, Shawnet is a camper. During a recent critter-interrupted camping trip, Shawnet discovered that some of her favorite arias startled and shooed her uninvited visitors away. Those visitors were bears.
Just in time for the final weekend of summer, she’s shared her “Bear-Scare Aria Playlist” with us.
Forget the traditional banging of pots and pans. If you’re headed to the wilderness to cap off the summer this Labor Day Weekend, be sure to take these tunes along. You’ll enjoy them and it might keep those pesky bears away.
Shawnet’s Picks – to be blasted as necessary
“The Queen of the Night Aria” – The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
“Un Bel Di Vedremo” – Madame Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini
“Come Scoglio “ – Cosi Fan Tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
“Oh Quante Volte” – I Capuleti I Montecchi by Vincenzo Bellini (this one is a little soft but it gets their attention)
“Con Onor Muore!” – Madame Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini
“Je Veux Vivre” – Romeo and Juliet by Charles Gounod
“Suis je gentile” – Manon by Jules Massenet
“Doll’s song” – The Tales of Hoffman by Jacques Offenbach
“Una voce poco fa” – The Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini (Hopefully sung by Cecilia Bartoli)
“Vissi d’arte” – Tosca by Giacomo Puccini
“O mio babbino caro” – Gianni Schicchi by Giacomo Puccini
“Allor Che I forti corrono” – Attila by Giuseppe Verdi
“Quando mi en vo” – La Boheme by Giacomo Puccini
“Nobles salut” – Les Huguenots – Giacomo Meyerbeer
“Signore ascolta” – Turandot by Giacomo Puccini
Warning: If you’re headed to Jellystone Park and come across a bear toting a picnic basket, he may just want to share the music with with you.
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