What's the name of the opera piece in "Shawshank Redemption"?

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  1. Eric T

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    I watched this movie (again) last night, and was simply swept away by the music that Andy Dufresne played over the prison intercom system.

    Does anyone know the name of this piece? I'd like to get it on CD.
     
  2. Jeff Rogers

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    "The Marriage of Figaro" Thats all I know. [​IMG]
     
  3. Christopher P

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    Correct, by Mozart I believe.

    Chris
     
  4. Eric T

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    Yeah, it is Mozart, because I remember them talking about it in "Amadeus" [​IMG]
    Thanks, I'll check it out.
     
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    The album played was Mozart's opera, The Marriage of Figaro. The individual track being played? Sorry, can't help you there!
     
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    Yes, it's Mozart, from The Marriage of Figaro. It's the duet from Act III, usually called "che soave zeffiretto" or "Sull'aria" and I'm 99% sure that the version used in "Shawshank" is sung by Edith Mathis and Gundula Janowitz. It's readily available on an excellent single cd of highlights from the opera; here's a link...
    Amazon - highlights cd
    Edit: the amazon customer comments confirm it - this is the version used in the movie.
     

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