The mad ‘Mad Scene’

This except from Luc Besson’s excellent sci-fi film ‘The Fifth Element’, is called the Diva Dance which is an opera performance featuring music from Gaetano Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor : “Il dolce suono”, the mad scene of Act III, Scene II, and was sung by Albanian soprano Inva Mula-Tchako, while the role of Plavalaguna was played by French actress Maïwenn Le Besco. Part One (titled Lucia di Lammermoor) and Part Two (titled The Diva Dance) of this piece are included as separate tracks on The Fifth Element soundtrack, but are sequenced to create the effect of the entire performance seen in the film.

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