|More menacing than Vincent Price: Jonathan Hyde|
as Stoneheart Group CEO Eldritch Palmer. But
where did this character get his name?
|One German-composer-loving Nazi vampire:|
Richard Sammel as Thomas Eichorst
|Opera Connection: The actor appeared as|
Bartolo in a 1977 production of the
Beaumarchais play The Marriage of
Figaro at Glasgow Citizens' Theatre.
|Mrs. Jonathan Hyde: The soprano wife|
of the lead actor may play a part
in the use of opera sound bites.
|Science Dick: Author of such hits as|
The Blade Runner, admits he often wrote
under the influence of amphetamines.
OPERA USED IN THE STRAIN
The Strain Season 1: Episode 3 - "Gone Smooth" Thomas Eichorst is seen in the opening sequence transforming himself from the horrific mutated vampire he has become into the elegant suited gentleman he presents to the world. The music under the scene is an excerpt from Beethoven's Choral Fantasy in C Minor Op. 80. Watch a complete performance below:
The Strain Season 1: Episode 5 - "The Runaways" Eldritch Palmer is recovering from his latest surgery. As he speaks with Mr. Fitzwilliams, played by Roger R. Cross, a soprano can be heard singing barely audible in the background.
The Strain Season 1: Episode 9 - "The Disappeared" Eichorst is seen in a flashback trying to escape his leadership role at a Nazi concentration camp by finding the "Master" in a special bunker formed like an underground burial chamber. Here he becomes infected for the first time. The music is Sarastro's aria "O Isis und Osiris" from Mozart's Die Zauberflöte. Listen to the aria below: