Lindsey Stirling’s ‘Phantom of the Opera’ featured in The Umbrella Academy

Lindsey Stirling’s ‘Phantom of the Opera’ introduces The Umbrella Academy characters

American violinist, dancer and performance artist Lindsey Stirling’s ‘Phantom of the Opera‘ was featured on The Umbrella Academy this week.

It was just one of the pieces of cool music showing up on the new superhero web series from Netflix.

The piece of music was played at the beginning of the episode, during the montage as each of this dysfunctional family of bizarre superheroes is introduced.

Utah native Lindsey Stirling’s ‘Phantom of the Opera’ is from her 2014 album The Collections. The music video for the track has received over 52 million views on YouTube since its release.

Stirling first came to the general public’s attention with her YouTube channel LindseyStomp. Three years after developing the channel, she became a quarter-finalist on the fifth season of America’s Got Talent.

After being kicked off the show and being told she “wasn’t talented enough to move around while playing the violin”, Stirling concentrated on her YouTube channel.

The channel continued to pull in huge numbers of viewers, and eventually plummeted her to stardom after she was noticed by Lady Gaga’s then manager Troy Carter.

Stirling has since released four albums — the latest Warmer in the Winter in 2017.

Based on the Dark Horse Comics series, the 10-episode Netflix series The Umbrella Academy was developed by showrunner Steve Blackman (Altered Carbon, Fargo).

It stars Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Colm Feore, Adam Godley and Mary J. Blige.

All episodes of the first season are now available for streaming on Netflix.

Listen to Lindsey Stirling’s ‘Phantom of the Opera‘ in the official music video below.

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About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered anime, manga, K-drama and music news for over a decade.