The A-Z of Opera

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The A-Z of Opera

Selected excerpts from operas by Montevedi, Purcell and more

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Alessandro Striggio: L'Orfeo

L'Orfeo: Sinfonia - Ecco pur ch'a voi

Henry Purcell: Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626

Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626: When I am laid in earth

George Frideric Handel: Rinaldo, HWV 7

Rinaldo, HWV 7, Act II Scene 4: Lascia ch'io pianga (Let me Lament)

George Frideric Handel: Serse (Xerxes), HWV 40

Serse (Xerxes), HWV 40, Act I: Ombra mai fu, "Largo"

Christoph Willibald Gluck: Orphee et Euridice (Paris version)

Orfeo ed Euridice, Act II: Dance of the Blessed Spirits

Ranieri de' Calzabigi: Alceste

Alceste, Act I: Ombre larve

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni, K. 527

Don Giovanni, K. 527, Act I: Madamina!, il catalogo e questo, "Catalogue Aria"

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Cosi fan tutte, K. 588

Cosi fan tutte, K. 588, Act I: Soave sia il vento

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492

Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492, Act I: Non piu andrai

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute), K. 620

Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute), K. 620, Act II: Der Holle Rache … (Queen of the Night)

Georg Friedrich Treitschke: Fidelio, Op. 72

Fidelio, Op. 72, Act I: Abscheulicher!

Carl Maria von Weber: Der Freischutz, J. 277

Der Freischutz, Act III: Was gleicht wohl auf Erden, "Huntsmen's Chorus"

Gioachino Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)

Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), Act I: Largo al factotum

Gaetano Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore (The Elixir of Love)

L'elisir d'amore, Act II: Una furtiva lagrima

Vincenzo Bellini: I puritani

I puritani (The Puritans), Act II: Qui la voce sua soave

Giuseppe Verdi: La traviata

La traviata, Act I: Un di felice eterea, "Love Duet"

Giuseppe Verdi: Nabucco

Nabucco, Act III: Va pensiero, "Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves"

Giuseppe Verdi: Aida

Aida, Act II: Grand March

Giuseppe Verdi: Falstaff

Falstaff, Act II: E sogno? o realita?

Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto

Rigoletto, Act III: La donna e mobile

Richard Wagner: Die Walkure

Die Walkure, Act III: Ride of the Valkyries

Richard Wagner: Tannhauser

Tannhauser, Act III: Begluckt darf nun dich, "Pilgrims' Chorus"

Alfredo Catalani: La Wally

La Wally, Act I: Ebben? Ne andro lontana

Antonin Dvorak: Rusalka, Op. 114

Rusalka, Op. 114, Act I: O Silver Moon, "Song to the Moon"

Giacomo Puccini: Gianni Schicchi

Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro

Giacomo Puccini: La boheme

La boheme, Act I: Che gelida manina

Giacomo Puccini: Madama Butterfly

Madama Butterfly, Act II: Un bel di, vedremo

Giacomo Puccini: Tosca

Tosca, Act III: E lucevan le stelle

Renato Simoni: Turandot

Turandot, Act III: Nessun dorma

Edmond Gondinet: Lakme

Lakme, Act I: Dome epais, "Flower Duet"

Jules Massenet: Thais

Thais, Act II: Meditation

Bizet: Carmen

Carmen, Act I: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle, "Habanera"

Georges Bizet: Les pecheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers)

Les pecheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers), Act I: Au fond du temple saint

Ruggero Leoncavallo: Pagliacci

Pagliacci, Act I: Recitar!… Vesti la giubba

Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti: Cavalleria rusticana

Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo

Umberto Giordano: Andrea Chenier

Andrea Chenier, Act IV: Come un bel di di maggio

Jaroslav Iwaszkiewicz: Krol Roger (King Roger), Op. 46

King Roger, Act II: Roxana's aria

Paul Schott: Die tote Stadt, Op. 12

Die tote Stadt, Act I: Gluck, das mir verblieb, "Marietta's Lied"

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