With more than 1 billion YouTube hits, ‘Gangnam Style’ by the Korean singer Psy is the most popular music video of the year.
It has been imitated, parodied and re-purposed by fans around the world. It has been remixed in many different musical styles, including country, R&B, rap, Desi and heavy-metal.
So, it was perhaps inevitable that someone would remix the single in the style of classical opera. A Slovenian singer has performed the lyrics from the song in the style of opera, while also dancing Psy’s signature horse-trot moves.
A classical orchestra consisting of strings, woodwinds and percussion performs the pop score in a humorously lush manner.
‘Gangnam’ had already supplanted Justin Bieber’s ‘Baby’ as the most-viewed clip of all time on YouTube before it hit the billion-views mark.