Watch a 500-piece opera cover Tiesto’s ‘Adagio For Strings’
When Samuel Barber composed his melancholy classical piece that would eventually become “Adagio For Strings,” he couldn’t possibly imagine just how well-received the song would be. One the most well-known uses of “Adagio For Strings” happened in the late 1990s, when Tiësto transformed it into a trance classic that remains one of his most popular hits to date. During this year’s Sensation, festival designers gave the audience a major treat; starting with aerial violinists playing the introduction on elevated white crucifixes, a 500-piece opera chorus is revealed as they sing “Adagio For Strings” in perfect harmony. As the lights slowly dim, the chorus fades, allowing Tiesto’s version to takeover. Luckily, Sensation captured this spectacle on video and made it available for everyone to view.