“Meow” – only word used in an opera song… really.

The “Duetto buffo di due gatti” which is commonly attributed to Gioachino Rossini is often sung as a concert encore for two sopranos.

It is a delightfully humorous piece where only “meowing” is used in lieu of words.


Here are several versions popular on YouTube:

Montserrat Caballé and Concha Velasco >>> click the link


If she looks familiar it’s because she sung with FREDDIE MERCURY during the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona!


Leontyne Price and Regine Crespin >>> click the link


A pioneering African American soprano – in this picture she is portraying Cleopatra. She was also featured in the BBC documentary, narrated by Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, “What Makes A Great Soprano?”


…finally, this wonderful rendition by a boy’s choir – I’m not sure if they’re French or Russian though.

Duetto buffo di due gatti by a boy’s choir >>> click the link

boys choir


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