"This is the violet hour, the hour of hush and wonder, when the affectations glow and valor is reborn, when the shadows deepen along the edge of the forest and we believe that, if we watch carefully, at any moment we may see the unicorn."

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Animal Wednesday - Menino Sings Mozart

I found this adorable video of Menino, the Parrot, singing the "Queen of the Night" Aria from Mozart's "Die Zauberflaute" - or - "The Magic Flute". It's one of the most difficult arias a Soprano (or a Parrot) can sing....and I thought he did an excellent job!

Bravo, Menino! Enjoy everyone!

♥ Robin ♥


  1. This made me smile! my mom was an opera singer and my brothers parrot used to imitate her - it was hysterical!!!

  2. Mim, how wonderful your Mother sang opera! And, how great (and funny) that your brother's parrot wanted to "sing" too! Animals (furry and feathered) are so amazing!


    ♥ Robin ♥

  3. Oh, I loved this, it made me smile too and it was wonderful. xoxo
    Glad you are feeling better!

  4. wow! pretty amazing.

    is it still raining, robin? here the sun is out and i feel spring all around me. i know it will rain soon but for now i'm loving the warm temps and nice sun.


  5. Oh what a delightful video! What a great day to start my day with a smile!

    Hope you are much better and that will enjoy a wonderful day!!!

  6. totally cracked me up. Robin, I thought I subscribed to your blog, and I even see my picture over there, however i havent been getting your new posts on my bloglist. will have to check that out.

    by the way, my friend old pajamas introducted me to Werner Herzog and i have in the last few years seen many of his movies. amazing.

  7. KJ, I thought you would have a chuckle when you heard Menino!

    Marianne,I hope your trip is going smoothly and that you weather is bright and warm!
    I am feeling much better!

    Suki - so nice you "found" me! I am glad you came to visit. I think I am liking "OP" more every day...he writes wonderfully, he plays baseball and...he likes Werner Herzog! I just "discovered" Werner's films last year and was immediately "hooked". I saw him direct the best "Lohengrin" ever - in Bayreuth, Germany, several years ago..... I knew then he was something special.

    ♥ Love to All ♥


  8. Oh wow! And with beautiful vibrato, too!