Friday, August 27, 2010

Opera Dog

You might remember that my dad is a conductor and my mom works at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. So we have a pretty musical family. Including me! I like to sing along when my mom plays high notes on the flute.

However, I don't think I come close to the talent of Duca the Dalmation.

Duca belongs to one of the opera/voice teachers at the JSOM, Carlos Montane', and she goes to school with him all the time. (It's against the rules, but, hey, Duca's a diva.) Duca will even stop by in my mom's office for a treat every now and then.

And did I mention? She even speaks German.

Here she is, the diva herself.


Duke said...

Duca is amazing! What a talented girl she is!
Your turn, Lenny - we want to hear you sing along with your mom playing her flute!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Gus said...

Yes Lenny, let us hear your talent too! Duca is fine, but we need some basso profundo, or whatever.

Oh, maybe you are more a tenor type. My muzzer says I am a tenor. How would she know!


Noah the Airedale said...

Oh wow what talent in that family.
My sissies like to sing to the harmonica haha...thats all D is capable of.

Noah x

Lorenza said...

Duca Diva... Diva Duca!
I love the videos. Singing and sneezing!
Yes.. you are next, Lenny!
Happy Weekend!
Kisses and hugs

TwoSpecialWires said...

Amazing talent!

Now. When do we get to hear you and your foxy voice?

Jake and Fergi (we always used to hide under the bed when OurGirl played her oboe. But the piano? That was a different story. Right there next to her, we'd be.)

Isn't music great?

Jake and Fergs

Eric said...

Hi Lenny. Wagging you had such a smashing summer meeting up with DWB pals! Jusdt watched the DWB video again, made me smile and smaile.

That Duca. She's gotta voice on her. You should consider a duet next time!

Wiry love ERic xxx

Carlos Montane said...

I am Duca's master, and by the way, he is a boy, well, not boy as on December 14 2011 he will be 77 years old. The name Duca, means Duke in Italian, which was my opertic debut role (Rigoletto). The videos on line were made about 4 years ago. today, Duca sings much better, get close to correct pitch (up to A flat) and if someone crack, he protest. By the way, he is the grandson of Gloria Estefan's Dalmatian and duca was born in Tampa, Florida

World of Animals, Inc said...

Thanks for sharing some really amazing videos. Duca, you have such a beautiful voice. It took you a second to get warmed up, but when you were ready it was just fabulous. Have a wonderful rest of your week.
World of Animals