Well if THIS isn't a fitting song for Lucia di Lammermoor! You know the song I mean.
You may have grown up listening to the original Tears for Fears version. Or you may have heard the stripped down cover version by Gary Jules in the movie, Donnie Darko, which was also later used in the movie trailer for The Crazies.
We're talking Mad World to go along with Lucia's psyche. Speaking about the song's meaning, Tears for Fears' Curt Smith is quoted as saying, "It's very much a voyeur's song. It's looking out at a mad world from the eyes of a teenager."
A VO staffer put together this "Mad World" video with still photos from Opera de Montréal's 2009 production of Lucia di Lammermoor starring Eglise Gutiérrez.
To prep you for next week's opening of Lucia di Lammermoor, press play and get a sense of Lucia's doom and gloom.
~ Ling Chan