Message: Re: Marriage of Figaro
Posted by James on 14 years ago
> > Who is the music playing when Andy locks himself in the wardens office? It is the women singing the opera while all the prisoners are bewildered by its beauty.
> It's the Sul Aria duet from Mozart's Marriage of Figaro, as performed by the Deutsche Opera, Berlin. It's on the soundtrack CD.
The "letter duet" from Act III in Mozart's Opera "The Marriage of Figaro" has specific meaning for both the scene and the movie. In the opera the duet is performed by the Countess and Susanna, the two voices which the prison heard over the speakers. The Count is going to take his "priviledge" of the first night, when Figaro marries Susanna. The song is about role reversal and transposition-which is an underlying theme in the movie. I hope this helps. Always, Jet
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