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User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7459 posts, RR: 60
Posted (15 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2628 times:
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I saw it on the Fox Sports Network. A BA ad taking place in a space station. Towards the end of it, you begin to hear some opera-like music in the background. Can anyone PLEASE help me in identifying the tune? I would be so thankful.

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User currently offlineKlik From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 152 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (15 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2602 times:


It's from the opera Lakme by Delibes. The duet is called the Flower Duet (Viens Mallika a les lianes...). BA have used this music for about 10 years, and have come up with various different versions.



User currently offlineEnglandair From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 2228 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (15 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2585 times:

Is that the same advert we have here when there are lots of famous people from the past, eg. Sir Winston Chirchill, John Lennon etc., walking in a long white corridor. As the people pass they're together in their 'decade groups' and then a little girl walks down another corridor & is greated by an air hostess?
It's quite a clever advert!

User currently offlineAirbus_A340 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1567 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (15 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2580 times:

Isnt that music also called "Aria" and by "Yanni" ?
just wondering cause i have it

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User currently offlineKlik From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 152 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (15 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2569 times:


THAT advert (reportedly the most expensive ever in Britain) uses "Something in the Air" by Thunderclap Newman. I, too, find it quite clever, though BA could've come up with a better slogan than "21st Century Air Travel". You can see the video at http://www.banews.co.uk.


Originally, BA used a version of the duet which sounded a lot like Yanni's Aria (HE, too, copied Delibes), and ruined a beautiful operatic piece. Luckily, BA have now come to their senses, and are using the original version in their adverts, or some clever reworkings, i.e. classical guitar, violin...



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