Best Covers of Classical / Opera Songs

Take classic music, and then think who made the best cover with modern arrangements, it can be only the music or songs.
Take the song and then who made the cover in parenthesis.

The Top TenXW

1Vocalise - Jackie Evancho

Far beyond any voice ever recorded.

Vocalise Op.34 No.14, by Sergei Rachmaninoff, 1915. Written for soprano or tenor.

Amazing. Jackie was just on the cusp of 13/14 years of age when she tackled this difficult work. It's otherworldly and beautiful. - BobG

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2Nessun Dorma (Jackie Evancho)

Her performance of this song as a guest on Britain's Got Talent was the most amazing that I've ever seen or heard. - BobG

Like no other... Jackie Evancho singing Nessun Dorma is un-believable, but real... Even the master has to kneel to Jackie singing this song...

A great achievement!
Jackie Evancho brought classical music back into my life.

Anyone who has had the great fortune of listening to this masterpiece; has won the emotional lottery.

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3Ombra Mai Fu (Jackie Evancho)

Jackie first sang this at the age of 11. Now age 15, she has performed it at nearly every concert she has done. Obviously she likes it; I think it's one of her greatest songs. - BobG

4O Mio Babbino Caro (Jackie Evancho)

This is the song that got everyone's attention at her first performance on America's Got Talent. Since then, many talent show hopefuls have given it a try, but none of them comes close to Jackie on this song. - BobG

5Devil's Trill (Vanessa Mae)
6Lucia di lammermoor (Vitas)
7Devil's Trill (Metal version for Yami no Matsuei OST)
8Flight of the Bumblebee (Bobby Mc Ferrin)
9Son qual nave ch'agitata (Cecilia Bartoli)
10Mozart's Symphony N°40 (Klazz brothers with Cuba percussions - Mambo version)

The Contenders

11La Donna e Mobile (Vitas)
12Corelli's La Folia (Dan Mumm - Electric Guitar Arrangement)
13Blue Danube (Wakkorotti - Animaniacs)
14Midnight Garden - Bond (Swan Lake)
15Flight of the Bumblebee (Al Hirt)
16Beck's Bolero (Jeff Beck)
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