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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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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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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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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