The king's trusted lieutenant Ladislao (Antonio Siragusa) has duped the king into ordering the death of his own wife, Aldimira (Olga Peretyatko). Studio Amati Bacciardi hide caption

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Recycled Brilliance:  Rossini's 'Sigismondo'

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Modern audiences embrace this rarely-performed opera, even though Rossini reuses earlier tunes.

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Elizabeth And The Catapult In Concert

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Hear the whimsical trio's newest music live in concert at noon ET from World Cafe Live.

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Discovering New Bands at CMJ

All Songs Considered intern Sarah Ventre fell in love with the band Dominant Legs at CMJ.

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Unparalleled Dysfunction: Strauss' 'Elektra'

Strauss's sumptuous one-act opera tells the lurid story of a young woman and her homicidal family.