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Placido Domingo as Bajazet, with soprano Sarah Coburn as Asteria, at the Washington National Opera.
Placido Domingo sings the key scene from one of the first great tenor roles ever composed — Bajazet, in Handel's Tamerlano. Bajazet's death is among the most dramatic solo scenes in all of Baroque opera.
March 7, 2008 Orfeo learns that his wife, Euridice, is dead, and reacts with the moving aria, "Tu se' morta ..."
September 4, 2007 Soprano JiYoung Lee performs "Un bel di," from Puccini's Madame Butterfly.
September 21, 2007 Puccini's aria "O mio babbino caro" has one of the most familiar melodies in all of classical music.
November 23, 2007 Aida, captive in Egypt, longs for her Ethiopian homeland in the aria O patria mia.
November 16, 2007 Joyce DiDonato sings the spectacular aria "Non piu mesta," from Rossini's La Cenerentola.
November 2, 2007 Leporello's "Catalogue Aria" outlines Don Giovanni's prodigious list of amorous conquests.
August 3, 2007 The 'Figaro Aria' from The Barber of Seville is actually called, 'Largo al factotum.'
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