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8 people found this helpful
on 30 April 2012
I bought this after googling 'music from room with a view' because I find the opera segment used in that film (A Room With A View ) very moving and atmospheric. I don't know much about opera, and knew nothing at all about Puccini, but I have been delighted with the music in this collection.
Listening to the CDs I have found I recognised several other pieces - Nessun Dorma, of course, and at least one from Inspector Morse, as well as others I couldn't quite place. Even those that are not familiar are easy to listen to, and convey real feeling despite all being sung in Italian. Looking up IMDb, I was astonished at how many films and TV shows have used excerpts from Puccini, including a few very unlikely candidates such as Mr. Bean's Holiday, Babe: Pig in the City and Star Trek: Voyager!
I would thoroughly recommend this CD to those of you who, like me, are not really 'into' opera, but who appreciate the sense of grandeur and emotion it brings to your favourite shows.