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At the Movies
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Giacomo Puccini, Georges Bizet
At the Movies
Genre: Classical
 
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Opera d'Oro presents the greatest singers of the twentieth century in thrilling live performances of legendary arias made famous by Hollywood! All selections are drawn from the huge Opera d'Oro catalogue of live opera r...  more »

      
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Opera d'Oro presents the greatest singers of the twentieth century in thrilling live performances of legendary arias made famous by Hollywood! All selections are drawn from the huge Opera d'Oro catalogue of live opera recordings. From Nicholas Cage waiting for Cher before a performance of La bohéme in Moonstruck to Tom Hanks's passionate description of Andrea Chenier in Philadelphia, and Richard Gere flying Julia Roberts to see La traviata in Pretty Woman, Hollywood has had a long love affair with the opera. Opera music can heighten the tension of a drama, add passion to a romance, or even underscore the antics of a comedy. Beyond its critical role in setting the mood as background music in so many memorable scenes, opera often plays a leading role in the story, as the fictional characters of the screen are drawn to this timeless music just as thoroughly as are thousands of opera fans in the real world.