I went to the library to look for CD's and found "The World's Very Best Opera for Kids in English". I figuredwhat the heck, let's get it and if it's bad I'll just return it before the rest of my CD's.So, I started listening to it and it is ALL stuff I've heard in ballet class, just with singing. But because it is in that weird "Children's Music" sub-genre, it has very well, odd lyrics. Example: I am the barber of Seville! I am the barber of Seville! I am the barber of Seville! I am the barber of Seville! I am the barber of Seville! Yes, of Seville! Yes, of Seville! Yes, of Seville! Yes, of Seville! Yes, of Seville!
I also really like Lisa Harris'Apres le Pliefor doing ballet barres in my room/head. No, I'm not crazy. There have actually been scientific studies proving that dancers that watch other dancers perform and/or picture themselves doing steps perfectly in their mind actually improve more and more quickly.
OK, this opera CD is getting even weirder. I am listening to it as I type so you guys get my running commentary.
The current soundtrack to the rare times I get to spend making up my lyrical routines in an empty studio is mostly made up of Imogen Heap and Evanescence. Right now I really like Candlelight, Hide and Seek, Lithium, and My Immortal for that.