Opera Meets Film: Context Shifts How We Hear ‘Les Contes d’Hoffmann’ in Roberto Benigni’s ‘Life is Beautiful’

“Opera Meets Film” is a feature dedicated to exploring the way that opera has been employed in cinema. We will select a section or a film in its entirety, highlighting the impact that utilizing the operatic form or sections from an opera can alter our perception of a film that we are viewing. This week’s installment features Roberto Benigni’s “La {…}

Opera Meets Film: Diva Plavalunga’s ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’ Number in ‘The Fifth Element’ Encapsulates Luc Besson’s Filmography

“Opera Meets Film” is a feature dedicated to exploring the way that opera has been employed in cinema. We will select a section or a film in its entirety, highlighting the impact that utilizing the operatic form or sections from an opera can alter our perception of a film that we are viewing. This week’s installment features Luc Besson’s “The {…}

Opera Meets Film: How the ‘Cavalleria Rusticana’ Intermezzo Contextualizes & Creates Character in ‘Raging Bull’

“Opera Meets Film” is a feature dedicated to exploring the way that opera has been employed in cinema. We will select a section or a film in its entirety, highlighting the impact that utilizing the operatic form or sections from an opera can alter our perception of a film that we are viewing. This week’s installment features Martin Scorcese’s “Raging {…}

Opera Meets Film: How Wagner’s ‘Ride of the Valkyries’ Exposes Moral Corruption, Not Heroism, of American Forces in ‘Apocalypse Now’

“Opera Meets Film” is a feature dedicated to exploring the way that opera has been employed in cinema. We will select a section or a film in its entirety, highlighting the impact that utilizing the operatic form or sections from an opera can alter our perception of a film that we are viewing. This week’s installment features Francis Ford Coppola’s {…}