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WATCH: Colbert sings Verdi with tenor Placido Domingo

By David Ferguson
Friday, February 24, 2012 9:01 EDT
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On Thursday night’s edition of The Colbert Report host Stephen Colbert performed a feat we are not likely to see repeated by any other TV host, network or cable, serious or satirical. At the end of a segment featuring Spanish tenor Placido Domingo, Colbert and the singer performed a famous duet from Giuseppe Verdi’s opera “Rigoletto.”

Wearing a formal white tie and tails, the host acquitted himself rather admirably. He sang the lower, baritone part, but more than held his own alongside one of the most famous opera singers in the world.

The video is below, embedded via Comedy Central:

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
 
 
 
 
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