The aria I heard was not from Dawn Upshaw!

1994 The Shawshank Redemption

Prisoner Tim Robbins uses the intercom system to let the inmates listen to some opera over the loudspeakers. Two women sing a duet and though the prisoners don’t know what the women are singing, it’s a liberating experience for Morgan Freeman and his fellow inmates. What they hear is the duet "Che soave zeffiretto" from Act III of The Marriage of Figaro. The recording is by Edith Mathis as Susanna and Gundula Janowitz as the Countess with the Deutsche Oper Berlin Orchestra conducted by Karl Böhm. Frank Darabont directed the film. Color. 142 minutes. On video.


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