Songs similar to Diva Dance?
May 18, 2009 11:45 PM   Subscribe

Please recommend music that is similar in style (as close as possible and working outward from there) to the song Diva Dance from the movie The Fifth Element. I would particularly enjoy similar opera, if that exists. Be sure to recommend groups/bands/singers and, if possible, specific songs as examples. Here is the Diva Dance video for comparison: Thank you very much!
posted by Nox to Media & Arts (9 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
i assume you've already checked out other performances of the song that directly proceeds that (and flows into it - the diva dance seems to mean the techno part of the opera performance, so i assume you want more info about the opera itself as you asked about opera) -

il dolce suono. it's from the opera lucia di lammermoor - and you've heard another piece of music from that opera (assuming you've seen beetlejuice), when winona ryder writes the suicide note. wiki has a lot more info on the whole opera and the soprano that does the singing.

a good start, if nothing else.
posted by nadawi at 1:12 AM on May 19, 2009

also, according to the linear notes, eric serra helped rework the opera for the diva dance - you might also enjoy the music of Leon (the professional) or Nikita (la femme nikita).
posted by nadawi at 1:21 AM on May 19, 2009

Row row, fight the powah!
posted by Drexen at 7:08 AM on May 19, 2009

I don't think this is spot on, but I'm always reminded of the 5th Element opera song when I listen to Soto Mundo by 2 Bit Pie.
posted by seppyk at 7:13 AM on May 19, 2009

Are you after a combination of operatic singing and contemporary music?

If so Cirque Du Soleil does this sort of thing quite often.


There are probably even better examples out there (e.g. the closing songs for each show).
posted by oddman at 7:31 AM on May 19, 2009

You would also enjoy, probably, the techno opera remix Eric Whitacre is doing of Paradise Lost
posted by tylerfulltilt at 7:39 AM on May 19, 2009

Check out Operatica - an opera-techno crossover group from ten years back or so. Pretty much exactly the same schtick as the Fifth Element performance.
posted by FatherDagon at 9:22 AM on May 19, 2009

Nightwish has some material that's very similar. This is the best I could come up with off the top of my head.
posted by valadil at 9:31 AM on May 19, 2009

You might want to check out Aria; they mix opera and techno pretty effectively.
posted by MrVisible at 11:52 AM on May 19, 2009

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