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Classical music is used in commercials. There is a commercial for Aleve that uses on of Tchiakovsky's pieces. Wagner's Ride of the Valkuries and Richard Strauss' Thus spoke Zarathrustra have been used in commercials as well as Beethoven's 5th and9th symphonies.
About 20 years ago the second movement of Schubert's second Piano Trio was used in a commercial for a cell phone company. Best buy used Rugerio Leoncavello's The Sobbing Song from I Pagliaci in a commercial. There are many others.
Pagliaci is the iconic opera about a clown. Written by Rugerio Leoncavello who is a "one hit wonder" he wrote several other operas and operettas. The Anvil song from Il Travitore by Guisippi Verdi was used I a commercial for Pepsi about 22 years ago.