The Well-Tempered Ear

Classical music: How does the Trump administration sound in mock-opera terms? | June 10, 2017

By Jacob Stockinger

It has been quite the week for President Donald Trump (below top), what with the Senate Congressional hearing of fired FBI director James Comey (below bottom).

How would this week and other happening sound in opera lingo?

Here is a satire — a fake news send-up of Trumpland — done with a famous aria from “The Barber of Seville” by Rossini — that reminds The Ear of The Opera Man skits with comedian Adam Sandler many years ago on Saturday Night Live.

That’s when Sandler would sing the news headlines in opera terms with pseudo-Italian words.

Anyway, here is the video on YouTube, which has received a good number of hits.

If you like it, share it with friends – or even with enemies!

And tell us what you think of it.

The Ear wants to hear.


  1. Bravissimo! This is brilliant!

    Comment by Lesley McKee — June 11, 2017 @ 9:06 pm

  2. Thanks for posting, Jake. What fun!

    Comment by Kathleen McElroy — June 10, 2017 @ 11:22 am

  3. Love it!

    Comment by slfiore — June 10, 2017 @ 7:39 am

  4. Even BIGATO sounds good in Italian. This is hilarious and the singing is quite good.

    Comment by FFlambeau — June 10, 2017 @ 4:10 am

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