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Thanks Fine Music Radio fmr101.3fm for alerting us to operatic baritone Matthew Ciuffitelli perfectly parodying the ‘Figaro’ aria with coronavirus lyrics!

Ah – the black tie isn’t so much black tie as back tie-top-pyjamas-bottom. He swings his legs out of bed and, grabbing what appear to be sandwich makings from the fridge, continues to the melody of ‘Largo Al Factotum’ from Rossini’s The Barber of Seville: “Losing my mind in this house, what a waste oh God!”

He laments about the disgrace (and resultant “dad bod”) of “eating for five” by himself, and other disheartening aspects of self-isolating due to the coronavirus pandemic, including missing family and out-of-stock hand sanitizer (“coronavirus you really suck!”). We like the special “thank you to all our essential workers” message at the end.

And the other most important message for us? “Everyone stay calm; this isn’t forever.” Amen to that.

Thanks for the light relief, Mr Ciuffitelli. Bravissimo! 

Replacing the “Figaro, figaro, figaro, figaro!” (etc) lyrics, this baritone bombards us with repetitions of “COVID-19” and “corona”. And it really is an escapist laugh (we promise).

Figaro, Matthew Ciuffitelli, Fine Music Radio Matthew Ciuffitelli, AKA the Opera Guy, stirs from his bed – dishevelled, but by happy coincidence dressed in the black tie of any respectable baritone – and sings, “I’m going crazy in quarantine… Feeling so lazy in quarantine!”

WHERE: in the comfort of your own home. #MusicFromHome
WHEN: at a time to suit you.
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