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Vienna State Opera

One of the world's oldest and most prestious opera companies, the Vienna State Opera (Wiener Staatsoper) has been featured frequently on NPR's series "World of Opera."

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June 27, 2008 One of Verdi's biggest hits, La Traviata has also played a starring role in Hollywood.

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May 9, 2008 Mozart's comic farce 'Cosi fan tutte' can leave romantically inclined listeners a little bit queasy.

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April 11, 2008 Verdi's compelling tribute to fate, in a controversial production from the Vienna State Opera.

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January 4, 2008 A grim tale by Pushkin gets even bleaker in Tchaikovsky's opera, The Queen of Spades.

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August 24, 2007 Neil Schicoff stars as the suicidal title character in Werther, from Vienna.

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July 13, 2007 Anna Netrebko stars in a brilliant, Salzburg production of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro.

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July 6, 2007 Bass Ferruccio Furlanetto stars in Mussorgsky's vivid psycho-drama, Boris Godunov.

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April 6, 2007 Soprano Anna Netrebko stars in Masssenet's Manon, from the Vienna State Opera.

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Ildebrando d'Arcangelo and Boaz Daniel

November 20, 2009 Mozart's dark comedy features music of limitless genius, and a drama that lives up to the score.

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Tamar Iveri and Simon Keenlyside

October 2, 2009 Tchaikovsky felt the story of this opera so deeply that it led him into his own, doomed marriage.

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March 27, 2009 Verdi's steamy story of passion among the pious stirred the ire of prudish, 19th-century censors.

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Mozart: Così fan tutte

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  • Album: Mozart: Così fan tutte
  • Artist: Georg Solti
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  • Released: 1996
 

Verdi: La Forza del Destino

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