this is dhaka dog in one of her rehearsals preparing for a caninegie hall performance. dhaka, or as per her stage name, dhaku came out of a puppy mill and was moved from home to home, till ranjana found her at the bcspca.
her expertise includes not only a powerful mezzo voice with soprano coloraturas, but also the enthusiastic accostations of any human being who can be recruited to pet her.
in this session, she is introduced by the grafu cat and sings the following:
teach our child (from the musical tryangles)
her soul beckons mine (from tryangles again)
hymn to her
a te o cara (from bellini’s il puritani)