Haarlem Shake-down

What does a gritty police drama look like in The Netherlands? Well, apparently it includes some creative opera singing and a cup of soup!

A Dutch Cup-a-Soup television commercial recently used one of our Karaoke Opera recordings. The Karaoke Opera series lets you sing over a full orchestral backing and makes you the star of the opera. These tracks have been used in numerous films, on television, and in recordings. (Our albums also include a version of each track with full vocals.) Here Cup-a-Soup took the famous “Vesti la giubba” from Ruggero Leoncavallo‘s opera Pagliacci and added in humorous new lyrics in Italian: Parla, bastardo, o chiamar’ tua mamma! (Speak up, you bastard, or we’ll call your momma!) Watch it here:

“Vesti la giubba” can be found on Karaoke Opera: 16 Favorite Arias and Duets