Operatic Movies

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For centuries if you wanted high drama and great music, you’d go to the opera. Now we go to the movies. But movies haven't replaced operas. In fact film scores rely on operatic traditions when they really want to make an impression. On this edition of Movies on the Radio, host David Garland presents the opera scene from Citizen Kane, vocal pieces from Fellini's Casanova, Bugs Bunny singing What's Opera, Doc?, and more, plus opera-influenced scores from Batman, The Fly and other films.





Carl Stalling - What's Opera, Doc? - Bugs Bunny on Broadway - Merrie Melodies/Warner Bros.

Bernard Herrmann - Citizen Kane - Aria from Salammbo - RCA

Nino Rota - Il Casanova di Federico Fellini - L'Intermezzo Della Mantide Religiosa, L'Uccello Magico A Dresda - CAM

Danny Elfman - Batman - Main Title, Batwing II & III - La-La Land Records

Howard Shore - The Fly - The Creature, The Finale - Varese Sarabande

Erich Wolfgang Korngold - The Sea Hawk - suite - Turner Classic Movies Music/Premier Soundtracks

Johann Strauss II - Frühlingsstimmen-Walzer from the film Das Schloss In Flandern - sung by Marta Eggerth - Patria recordings

Ennio Morricone - E Ridendo L'uccise - suite - Beat Records