Understanding influences of one
art form on another is not possible unless there are many examples of
the influential as well as the influenced.
From an academic perspective, it is important to know that opera
music has influenced other musical forms and exactly how that has
been done on recordings. The Durbeck Archive teems with
examples of these recordings when it comes to the
"opera-into-pop" culture. The bounty of the Archive
has oft been stated on these pages, now shown below are some examples
of opera in a "popular music" style of expression - there
are hundreds more in the Archive! Opera melodies performed as
"popular music" is but yet another of the specialty
provinces which adds such dimension and scope to The Durbeck
Archive. For example, if you have a fancy for the aria, Mon
coeur s'ouvre à ta voix, the Archive has it by Blanche
Thebom (and many others) as well as by the Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlan
(they really play their hearts out!) ...........
and even have it sung by Mae West!