Washington National Opera on World of Opera -- 'Daughter of the Regiment'

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Houston Grand Opera on World of Opera -- 'Don Pasquale'

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Hear an Audio Introduction to 'Lucie di Lammermoor'

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Royal Opera of Wallonie on World of Opera -- 'Maria Stuarda'

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Opera Orchestra of New York on World of Opera -- 'Anna Bolena'

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Elena Mosuc as the title character in 'Lucia di Lammermoor' at the Teatro Regio in Turin. Alberto Ramella/SYNC/Teatro Regio di Torino hide caption

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Hear An Introduction To 'Lucia Di Lammermoor'

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Saverio Mercadante's rarely performed opera Virginia from Wexford Opera Festival in Ireland. Clive Barda/Courtesy of Wexford Festival Opera hide caption

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Hear An Introduction To 'Virginia'

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Soprano Anna Netrebko stars in the Vienna State Opera production of Donizetti's Anna Bolena. Michael Pohn/Vienna State Opera hide caption

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Hear An Introduction To 'Anna Bolena'

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Queen Elizabeth (soprano Carmela Remigio) tries to use her power to gain love — with disastrous consequences. Teatro dell'Opera di Roma hide caption

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Roberto Devereaux

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Hear An Introduction To The Opera

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Renee Fleming in the title role of Donizetti's Lucrezia Borgia at the Washington National Opera. Karin Cooper via Washington National Opera hide caption

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Renee Fleming Sings 'Lucrezia Borgia'

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Enrico Caruso, And Confessions Of An Operaholic

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