World of Opera's Hit Singles Nearly every opera is both a continuous drama and a collection of great songs. Sometimes the best of those songs become as popular, or even more popular, than the operas themselves. Here, World of Opera presents a collection of opera's biggest hits.

Washington National Opera on World of Opera -- 'Gianni Schicchi'

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Washington National Opera on World of Opera -- 'Madame Butterfly'

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