Feeling a bit silly now.

I was watching a DVD of an older Met production of Verdi’s Rigoletto earlier this week, one of their telecasts from the late 1970s. I haven’t listened to this opera much in general, and so when I got to Gilda’s aria “Gualtier Malde . . . caro nome chi il mio cor” about how she loves this guy who turns out to be the the Duke, I was sitting there racking my brains trying to figure out why it sounded so oddly familiar.

It took me a minute, but I figured it out.

3 thoughts on “Feeling a bit silly now.

    1. They really do. Though I guess the downside is that now whenever I hear that part in the actual opera, I’m going to be thinking ” . . . backwards five four three two one.”


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