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    I need to know the name of an opera song!!

    Hey guys. I'm new to the boards. I'm going to try my best to describe this song. I was never a big fan of opera. I might sound stupid so take it easy on the newbie all right . It's dark theme. It starts of slow..Naaaa naaaa naaaa naaaaaaa......Naaaa naaaa naaaa naaaaaaaaa.......Naaa naa naa naa naa naa naa naaaaaaaaaaa...(silence)...then it just explodes with awesome gothic, dark, hellish beats vocals. I never likes opera but after hearing this theme I'm hooked. Now this opera theme was played during some Lord of the Ring Premiere (it's not a LOTR theme however). I would have to say it's popular and been around for some 7 years I guess. I hope there are some WWF wrestling fans here. This opera theme was used for Kane's commercial and the Wrestlemania 14 Undertaker/Kane fued. This is all I know of the song. I hope somebody will be able find out the name of this song. Thanks!

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    Re: I need to know the name of an opera song!!

    ive spent over an hour looking for this damn song myself (cos im a 'taker fan myself, and i was bored doing college work) and i figured id save you the bother!

    the title is "O Fortuna" meaning O Fortune.
    Its by a composer named Carl Orff

    These links give you lyrics and other info:
    lyrics: http://www.auburn.edu/%7Ebertocr/Fortuna.html
    other : http://www.classiccat.net/orff_c/cb.ht

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    Re: I need to know the name of an opera song!!

    What about Carmina Burana? I mean its pretty much the same song except i believe Carmina Burana is longer, right? I may be wrong though

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    Re: I need to know the name of an opera song!!

    O Fortuna is the well-known/memorable theme at the beginning and end of Carmina Burana. Don`t think Carmina Burana is an actual opera though- more a collection of songs. It`s a pretty old work too (relatively speaking).

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    Re: I need to know the name of an opera song!!

    The text to "Carmina Burana" is pretty old - 13th century old as a matter of fact, but the music is quite new - 20th century (first performed in 1937).

    For more info on this work please check out this site:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carmina_Burana

    The text and chronology of the work:
    http://www-astro.physics.ox.ac.uk/~rejs/carmlyr.html

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    Re: I need to know the name of an opera song!!

    I would like to add that Carmina Burana is an awesome piece of music and that this is my 100:th post!

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    Re: I need to know the name of an opera song!!

    Corno- Just to clarify, I said this:
    It`s a pretty old work too (relatively speaking)
    because dogg420 said in his post:
    I would have to say it's popular and been around for some 7 years I guess.

    So the music is old relative to what he said, as well as the text being old relative to the music.

    FrederikS.- I agree, and woohoo!

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    My father had a copy of the Carmina Burana with Carl Orff conducting. The whole thing is completely insane but great fun. I have a copy set with rock instruments - guitars, drums, bass and keyboards made by Ray Manzarek of the Doors. My Dad loved that too.

    Carmina Burana is officially a Cantata, which is a series of songs set to music. It is not an opera in itself but it is pretty operatic.

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    From Wikipedia, and fairly accurate:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carmina...of_these_texts
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