Rice Krispies: The Opera

December 15, 2009, 8:30 AM
By New York City Opera
Rice Krispies have been a staple of the American breakfast table for years, but have yours ever been accompanied by a famous aria? Check out this commercial from the late 60s where a father laments the loss of his favorite breakfast cereal.  You may recognize the tune as the big tenor aria "Vesti la giubba", the first act finale of Leoncavallo's Pagliacci, made famous by Enrico Caruso.
 
 
 
The song has been featured in numerous films, television shows, commercials, and video games, anywhere ranging from Seinfeld to Grand Theft Auto.

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