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Olympia's Aria "Les oiseaux dans la charmille" (doll song)
Although Olympia is supposed to be able to fool people into thinking she is alive, most stage productions make her obviously mechanical because it's more fun that way.
Here's a very whacky version of the doll song, featuring Moira Shearer dancing and Dorothy Bond singing, in this 1951 film by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.
The world's most hard-to-watch* doll song is here.
Elizabeth Vidal in Concert
Gwendolyn Bradley Onstage
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