Donizetti’s opera, Lucia di Lammermoor, continues to be a profound influence on modern day culture and society.
With its beautifully explosive score, it’s no wonder the tragic tale has become a staple in pop culture. Lucia’s evocative mood changes are expressed in her arias and can be heard in many movies, ads and television shows. Perhaps most notably “the mad scene” aria is featured in the movie, The Fifth Element. You may remember the scene of Bruce Willis sitting in an opera house captivated by a blue alien diva singing beautifully. The aria “Il dolce suono” is sung by soprano Inva Mula, doing far more with her voice than you might have been thought was humanly possible.
This Italian tale of unrequited love, betrayal and madness, is one of the top 20 most performed operas in North America. You have likely heard a portion or variation of the music somewhere, sometime. In the movies – Scarface, Matrix Reloaded and The Departed, and on television – Law and Order – as well as being mentioned in dozens of novels, like Where Angels Fear to Tread and The Cricket in Times Square. It’s even found in the comedy of Bugs Bunny and the Three Stooges.
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