I recently watched Gladiator with Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix, and it was a pretty good movie. At a few points in the movie, I noticed a theme in the music that sounded extremely familiar:
It took a couple times of hearing the theme, but I did eventually realize where I had heard it:
So dramatic. That’s Russell Watson singing the theme on his album Amore Musica,
appropriately titled “Il gladiatore.” It really fits in the movie. According to Wikipedia
, Pavarotti sang it on one of his CDs first, and almost sung it in the movie.
An interesting find.