Monday, January 7, 2013

A Perfect Voice - Inva Mula

I watched The Fifth Element tonight, a forgettable movie but for three things - the gorgeous Mila Jovovich exposing her perfect breasts (that's two) and the scene when Diva Plavalaguna sings “Il dolce suono” from Gaetano Donizetti's opera, Lucia di Lammermoor. The part of the Diva is played by Ma├»wenn Le Besco, but the voice is that of Albanian Soprano Inva Mula. Her pitch is perfect, her voice melodic and beautiful to the point of perfection. Of particular effect is how her voice gets softer as she effortlessly climbs into the upper register. Her's is one of the prettiest voices I can recall hearing. Enjoy:

From the Fifth Element:

And here is Inva Mula, singing from Verdi's Opera "Rigoletto," live at the Arena di Verona in 2001.

Bravo, Ms. Mula.


Bookworm said...

I read recently that the music had transitions that no human voice could achieve. The movie's makers therefore recorded individual notes for part of the song she sang, and then put them together electronically. Having said that, I agree with you about the unearthly beauty of her voice, much of which is unaltered in that scene. (I watched the movie again too. I like it's ridiculous, overwrought, 1990s designer sensibility.)

GW said...

I suspect that you are right as to the second half of her song, when she leaves the operatic portion of her piece.