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Fifth Element?
Topic by: Battie
Posted: May 9, 2006 - 4:18 PM PDT
Last Reply: May 10, 2006 - 3:57 PM PDT

author topic: Fifth Element?
Battie
post #1  on May 9, 2006 - 4:18 PM PDT  
Alright, I know this is lame...But for those of you who have watched The Fifth Element (ya know, Bruce Willis, etc), do you recall the opera scene with the blue alien? WHAT opera is she singing?
hamano
post #2  on May 9, 2006 - 4:38 PM PDT  
It's the aria Il Dolce Suono from Gaetano Donizetti's opera "Lucia di Lammermoor" (Act 3 Scene 1: Mad scene)
underdog
post #3  on May 9, 2006 - 4:40 PM PDT  
Dear Battie,
Thank Wikipedia, not me, for this. (Well, you can thank me a little.) I knew it was Italian opera, but couldn't remember who it was.

"The Diva Dance opera performance used music from Lucia di Lammermoor Part Two, Act Two, N. 14 Scena ed aria, "O giusto cielo!" and was voiced by Inva Mula-Tchako. However, Plavalaguna was acted by French actress Maïwenn Le Besco. As Plavalaguna is an alien, the music was scored with some vocalisations that are rumoured to be physically impossible, however in the documentary on the Special Edition version of the film it is stated that Inva Mula-Tchako's voice wasn't digitally altered. As a side note, Marie-Ève Munger from Canada, is known to have performed the complete diva dance opera in front of a live audience. The performance was at one time broadcast on television in the province of Québec as part of a show from a boxing event."

Plavalaguna's name is a sly reference to Mila Jovavich's classic film, Return to Blue Lagoon.
underdog
post #4  on May 9, 2006 - 4:41 PM PDT  
And you can also thank Hamano, who beat me by a few seconds...
hamano
post #5  on May 9, 2006 - 4:44 PM PDT  
Betcha didn't know the same aria was used in the Gankutsuou Anime!
hamano
post #6  on May 9, 2006 - 4:49 PM PDT  
> On May 9, 2006 - 4:40 PM PDT underdog wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> "The Diva Dance opera performance used music from Lucia di Lammermoor Part Two, Act Two, N. 14 Scena ed aria, "O giusto cielo!" and was voiced by Inva Mula-Tchako.

Hmm... could the Wikipedia be wrong? I think the piece is the "Mad Scene" not "O giusto cielo!"... I don't have a copy of The Fifth Element to check.
hamano
post #7  on May 9, 2006 - 5:01 PM PDT  
CORO
(Oh giusto cielo! Par dalla tomba uscita!)

LUCIA
Il dolce suono
Mi colpì di sua voce!...
Ah! quella voce
M'è qui nel cor discesa!...
Edgardo! Io ti son resa:
Fuggita io son da' tuoi nemici... - Un gelo
Mi serpeggia nel sen!... trema ogni fibra!...
Vacilla il piè!... Presso la fonte, meco
T'assidi alquanto... Ahimé!...
Sorge il tremendo
Fantasma e ne separa!...
Qui ricovriamci, Edgardo, a piè dell'ara...
Sparsa è di rose!... Un'armonia celeste
Di', non ascolti? - Ah, l'inno Suona di nozze!...
Il rito per noi, per noi s'appresta!...
Oh me felice! Oh gioia che si sente, e non si dice!
Ardon gl'incensi... splendono Le sacre faci intorno!...
Ecco il ministro!
Porgimi La destra.... Oh lieto giorno!
Alfin son tua, sei mio! A me ti dona un Dio...
Ogni piacer più grato
Mi fia con te diviso
Del ciel clemente un riso
La vita a noi sarà!
hamano
post #8  on May 9, 2006 - 5:04 PM PDT  
OK, it's the same thing... in recordings the aria is usually called O giusto cielo! - Il dolce suono...
hamano
post #9  on May 9, 2006 - 5:22 PM PDT  
Bats, I believe Donizetti was actually recommended to you before, in this thread...
Ursus
post #10  on May 10, 2006 - 11:30 AM PDT  
Check out the Big Brain on Hammy!

You wouldn't happen to be head of your local MENSA chapter?
Battie
post #11  on May 10, 2006 - 12:30 PM PDT  
Thanks y'all! :D
hamano
post #12  on May 10, 2006 - 12:51 PM PDT  
> On May 10, 2006 - 11:30 AM PDT Ursus wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Check out the Big Brain on Hammy!

You got that backwards. I'm the Hammy Brain!
^_^

mmm.... hammmm.....
kohnfused1
post #13  on May 10, 2006 - 1:22 PM PDT  
> On May 10, 2006 - 12:51 PM PDT hamano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On May 10, 2006 - 11:30 AM PDT Ursus wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > Check out the Big Brain on Hammy!
>
> You got that backwards. I'm the Hammy Brain!
> ^_^
>
> mmm.... hammmm.....
> ---------------------------------

Where's "Pinky"?
woozy
post #14  on May 10, 2006 - 3:57 PM PDT  
> I'm the Hammy Brain!
> ^_^
>


Hmm, according to the book I just read one uses ham for the muscle tissue and body mass. It never said what was used for the brain. Although one assumes the soul accounts for everything to do with animation and thinking... except what would happen if someone's soul vessel was frozen chicken rather than an umbrella or an overcoat? I guess one has to take it all with a grain of salt. Or not. Might make them too tasty for Morrigan. Mmmmm, ham....

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