It's very common for opera newcomers to be surprised at their own familiarity with opera. How can you know the music if you've never been to the opera before? Simple -- it's everywhere! Opera is such a powerful driver of human emotion that it is often used in movies, TV shows, and even cartoons to enhance the poignant undertones of a scene.
Here's a countdown of some of the best uses of opera music and references in movies.
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