Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Opera Man

I have to say that I'm impressed by the winner of Britain's Got Talent. Here's a guy who's just an ordinary, nice person who has a love for all things opera. According to the MSNBC story here, "As a child growing up in southern Wales, Potts was teased about his weight, his clothes and called names by other boys in school. At home, he found comfort singing opera.
“I’ve just always sung. That’s always been something I’ve done,” Potts explained. “My voice has been my best friend. When other things have gotten me down, my voice has always been there.” Lacking confidence and beset by health problems, Potts racked up debt. But he never gave up.
In 2003, he married a woman he met through an Internet dating service. With the encouragement of his wife, Julie-Ann, Potts did some voice training with Pavarotti and others before entering Britain’s Got Talent."
What a great story, and this couldn't have happened to a better person. I know a lot of people who have a love for all things Oprah, but opera not as much. Take a look at his debut performance and then his dressed up performance, they're well worth the few minutes.

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