Friday, 26 October 2018

Pleurez, pleurez mes yeux

We have just uploaded an audio video of Lisa-Lee singing the Massenet opera aria, 'Pleurez, pleurez mes yeux'. Translated into English it is, 'Weep, weep my eyes', or, 'cry, cry my eyes'.

Lisa-Lee sang this, either in late 2006, or early 2007; it was the first time she sang live with a full orchestra. There is a video recording of this performance, but the person who owns that recording wanted to charge us ten times more than he originally agreed to. We've informed him, we won't be paying that much.

This aria is Lisa-Lee's favourite French aria. We hope you enjoy it.

Friday, 12 October 2018

Goodbye, Montserrat Caballe, R.I.P

One of my favourite opera singers died last week. Montserrat Caballe, your voice was perfection. The world will be a slightly darker place without you and your beautiful voice.

To me, I prefer the voice of Montserrat Caballe to Maria Callas. The difference being is that Montserrat's voice is just pure beauty, she never gave a bad performance, and she knew how to touch your heart, even your soul, with her voice.

Montserrat is one of my greatest inspirations, it was watching singers like her, that made me want to become an opera singer. She is my idol. Thank you Montserrat Caballe for leaving us with such beautiful recordings. Your voice will live on for an eternity. To me, you are one of the greatest opera voices of the 20th century. May your memory be a blessing. Rest in peace.

Friday, 5 October 2018

The inner circle - The Circle - Podcast

Lisa-Lee Dark is the contestant that never was. Due to the show originally being interested in Lisa-Lee, she was asked to take part in a podcast about the show, giving an insider's view to how the show was being pitched. Lisa-Lee feels a little disappointed in the show because it had the potential to be hugely diverse and quite edgy, but it's been a little flat. If they tweaked it a little it could become a really good show. Click on the link below to listen to the full podcast. It's around 20 minutes in length. Lisa-Lee has tipped Alex/Kate or Dan to win.........

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

The Circle

Earlier in the year when I was promoting my book and digital single, I kept getting different offers for different reality tv shows. I don't follow or watch reality tv programmes, because I feel they're dull and a waste of time, partly because they're full of superficial people, who are desperate for attention. That is the opposite of me and who I am.

One of the reality tv programmes that approached me was channel 4's new one called, 'The Circle', I was very apprehensive of getting involved because of my dislike for reality tv. I felt it would be superficial and full of desperate attention seekers. The researchers / casting people kept on to me to apply, and they get me interested in the show format by explaining that it was about how social media is used, and how it can be used for good or bad. Even though I was apprehensive, I thought maybe I could show how social media can be used for good things, like raising awareness on seriously issues that are important in life.

Naturally I wasn't chosen for the show, but from the so-called audition process, I felt the whole thing was 'staged'. And I guess they didn't want to use real, genuine people who use social media for positive things. The Circle begins in the UK tonight at 9:15pm, on channel 4.

Friday, 31 August 2018

The art of debate

Sadly today people have lost the art of debate. Sadly lots of people no longer know how to debate. I believe that part of this is due to social media, also stupid people don't realise they're stupid!

Sometimes there is no right or wrong answer, sometimes everyone is right because you're discussing an opinion, not a fact! It is ok to agree to disagree with people. It's not ok to personally attack someone because they don't share your OPINION! If someone doesn't see things the same way as you, they're not stupid or whatever other personal insult you have for them. They just see things differently to you. Once you resort to insulting a person because they don't see things the way you do, you've lost your argument!

Additionally there are quite a few stupid people who will believe everything they read online, they don't seem to understand that the information is only as accurate and reliable as the person who posted it. Just because something is online doesn't mean its correct or accurate.

If someone is told all their life that elephants are pink, then later on in life you show this person a photograph of an elephant, they'll argue with you that you're lying, they won't believe that it's an elephant because it's not pink! This is what you call a closed or small minded person, they have a low IQ because they refuse to learn. These people are also unable to debate and I've learnt they're not worth your time and energy because they're stupid! And they're happy being ignorant and stupid.