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Duetto buffo di due gatti (The Cats Duet)

Duetto buffo di due gatti {wiki} translates as "humorous duet for two cats". Just try not to giggle as two members of a boys choir perform this number at a concert in Seoul, South Korea. Then compare that to an animated version with two cats. Link (embedded YouTube videos)

I disagreed with the first guy. It wasn't meant to be serious. This was comedy back in the time in was written. Plus choir boys voices were beautiful and talented.
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Seoul, South Korea, and every one of those boys looked Caucasian? *shrug* Oh well, it was fun and the audience was obviously delighted. :)
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Didn't like the second version at all. Those kids did a great job- it didn't feel awkward to me at all. Well, maybe the blond boy was taking it a little too seriously, but the sense I got was that they deliberately did an "earnest and unironic" take on it so that the audience would be surprised and get more out of it.
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Mytake> considering the hilarity of the audience, I think this interpretation is a success.

This composition is ironic, so it gains a lot being interpreted with a straight face (even if it's difficult, considering the second boy's smirk and the gesture of the pianist). What's the point of making it a goofy show ? Would you like to see them wearing fake tails and pointed hears ?
And yes, it's earnest. Considering the technicality of the performance, it's normal, I think?
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Ahh, thanks, princesssparkles (I had to scroll back up to confirm that there were indeed three S's in the middle!).

My cats apparently have a deep interest in French boys' choirs.
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That's not an easy piece to sing for ANYONE. These boys here did a fantastic job. It was meant to be fun and I don't doubt that they had fun doing it even though the one on the left looked a bit too serious. Embarrassing? Not really. They're children, singing as cats, cute, nuff said. The smirk on the one on the right says enough.
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If you want to see a more silly version (very well done and "catty" too), try this one from the Last Night of the Proms 1996 - though oddly can only find a version recorded from German TV! I remember watching this live :)
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