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Vocalists
    (2001- )
    Karen England (1974- , Soprano)
    Rebecca Knight (1970- , Mezzo)
    Met while performing in 'The Magic Flute'
    Recorded 'Beyond Imagination,' which includes the aria 'Un bel di,' 'Vibe Tribe Mix' and 'Sempre Ricordo'
    Because they perform with back tracks, they have been called karaoke opera.
    They also perform under the single name 'OperaBabes.'
    They believe they are telepathic.
    Rebecca was rebellious, not wishing to follow in her opera singing father's foot steps.
    Rebecca wanted to be either an actress, writer or gardener but not a vocalist.
    They were street performers singing for donations in London.
    British vocalist, Sir Thomas, called their act 'gimmicks and wet T-shirts and pubescence' and 'pathetic, a diminution of quality.'
    Karen says they don't consider themselves babes 'It's just a name we were given, and we live with it. It's quite funny, really.'
    They performed at the FIFA Cup Final (2001) and Buckingham Palace.
    They crossover opera to pop.
    A publicist dubbed them Opera Babes, and the name caught on.
    They made classical opera appealing to pop fans.
    They introduce many younger students to classical music.
    Rebecca Knight said 'Young people used to say they couldn't believe we were singing opera because they imagined we should be fat with horns on our heads.'
    They believe that their hot look has helped packaged opera to the masses.
    Karen graduated Leeds University and London's Guildhall of Music and Drama.
    Although the name may give other ideas, their performance is wholesome.
    Karen said her goal is 'to make opera and classical music less intimidating. It isn't dry and academic, it's an emotional experience and it can make you laugh, cry, and all the rest!'
    They made opera casual and less stuffy.
    Karen said: 'Why shouldn't people look good and do opera? We haven't tried to cultivate a sexy image, we are just being ourselves - normal girls.'
    For 2017, as of last week, Out of 3 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 2 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 20 Votes: 80.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 58 Votes: 63.79% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 34 Votes: 61.76% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 16 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 169 Votes: 79.88% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 284 Votes: 67.25% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 189 Votes: 67.72% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 171 Votes: 67.84% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 238 Votes: 68.91% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 113 Votes: 55.75% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 193 Votes: 64.77% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 311 Votes: 61.74% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 593 Votes: 60.88% Annoying
 
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