It's Tuesday, and Tuesday means Trivia! Have you ever heard of the song “Don’t You Know?” It was a hit song in 1959 and was performed by Della Reese. Here – take a listen:
Sound familiar? Songwriter Bobby Worth took the theme from “Musetta’s Waltz” and integrated it into the music of the song. Of course, Bobby’s version is a little bit more romantic than Puccini’s. Della’s first lines are “Don't you know / I have fallen in love with you / For the rest of my whole life through”…compare that to Musetta belting out “When I walk alone in the street / People stop and stare at me / And everyone looks at my beauty.”
Opera influences our culture in unusual ways, doesn’t it?
Ciao for now!