Opera Philadelphia

Opera in Commercials

By Opera Philadelphia

This February, you may be sitting in the Academy of Music thinking the opening strains of Carmina Burana sound familiar.

It's probably because that music, "O Fortuna," has cropped up in TV shows, movies, and in commercials, like the ones below for AirBnB and T-Mobile.

In fact, once you start paying attention, you'll notice melodies from Carmen, The Magic Flute, and other popular operas abound in advertisements. Watch some of these current commercials to play "Name that Opera Tune" and chime in with your favorites in the comments! 



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