You probably know more opera music than you think you do. Its sensual blending of female voices powerfully underscored a sexual tryst between two lady vampires, Catherine Deneuve and Susan Sarandon, in the horror movie The Hunger. The noisy effect of the anvil-banging just makes this familiar music that much sillier. Movies love that big, lush sound of Romantic Italian opera music. Start at for the most recognizable part of this piece.
Greatest opera songs list part 2 (11 – 20)
Léo Delibes' Lakmé: The Flower Duet
What are some Opera songs that if I put on my Ipod would sound familiar to others? Some really pretty ones that are easy to listen to? Even if you don't know them they will be moving. Most of the arias from La Boheme are pretty slow and beautiful except Quando which is upbeat, the one I listed. Have you checked out any of Handel's Messiah? They aren't specifically opera, but it is classical are definitely familiar to most. And quite intricate as well. Great suggestions from Whippersnapper and Wilsonmatthew! My company perform opera highlights live on stage, and our top requests are: listed as title - opera-composer.
Best opera songs list part 1 (1 – 10)
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In the spy thriller "Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation," Tom Cruise's Ethan Hunt interferes with an assassination attempt that goes down at a live performance of "Turandot," Giacomo Puccini's final opera. While four people either try to kill or not kill an important politician, performers sing "Nessun Dorma," a beautiful aria that is also one of the most ubiquitously quoted pieces of music composed by Puccini. Afterward, I jokingly tweeted: "If you're going to an opera in a spy thriller, it's almost always Turandot. Why that opera, though? Why that aria, and not another one that also connotes imminent seduction?