Opera music, though often seen as daunting, intimidating, and an elite taste, is actually much more accessible and heard much more widely in popular culture than most people realize. So says an interesting and rather amusing article in the Chicago Tribune.

And here are videos clips from the article author’s ten favorite opera in pop culture moments.

Anything that gets more people interested in opera is a good thing, in my view.

Here’s a Simpsons moment from the author’s list:


—S. T. Karnick