Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Jadranka Jovanović is a primadonna of Opera in the National Theatre in Belgrade, Serbia.
She was born in Belgrade, and she is one of the most popular artists in the classic music in her country with a respected international career.
So when she made an appearance at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. she sang operatic selections as expected.
But can you guess what song she also chose to include in the concert? You guessed it. Hava Nagila.
We have included 45 versions of Hava Nagila from around the world among the 1500 Jewish Humor Central posts since 2009, but this is the first by a classical opera singer in a concert hall. We think it's funny to see this Jewish folk song given the full operatic treatment. We hope you'll agree.
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