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Polly Rhythm, the Feathered Prima Donna

Bruce Adolphe Introduces Polly

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Polly Sings from 'The Magic Flute'

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Every week on Performance Today, composer Bruce Adolphe drops by with a musical challenge for NPR's name-that-composer quiz, Piano Puzzler. This week, instead of a puzzle, Adolphe introduces us to another musical member of his family — his 37-year-old parrot, Polly Rhythm.

With lungs that even the most powerful soprano would envy, Polly can mimic and sing opera. NPR's Fred Child listens in as Polly sings along with the Queen of the Night's aria from Mozart's The Magic Flute.