Leave it to South Park to force some culture down my throat by accident. Y'see, I'm catching up on all the SP episodes I've never seen (quite a few), and I happen to watch Quintuplets (original air date 4.26.00), an episode wherein Kenny McCormick has to learn how to sing better so the boys can have a "successful" circus (or whatever). Kenny pops in a "singing for dummies" - type tape, and lesson #3 is: Sing Con te Partiro. The tune hits a note (pun intended) with me, and I spend the next fifteen minutes hunting down the song by Andrea Bocelli.
South Park leads to opera appreciation. And people say nothing good ever came of South Park. Go figure.