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January 21, 2011 – Alan Held makes an impression as the mysterious title character in Wagner's The Flying Dutchman. WDAV

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Watch Unparalleled Dysfunction: Strauss' 'Elektra'

October 22, 2010 – Strauss's sumptuous one-act opera tells the lurid story of a young woman and her homicidal family.

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Carlos Alvarez and Lyubov Petrova in Verdi's Rigoletto

Listen Vengeance Reversed: Verdi's 'Rigoletto'

April 23, 2010 – Verdi's opera is a tightly wound swirl of sentiment, appalling violence and unspeakable tragedy.

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Listen Storms And Salvation: 'The Flying Dutchman'

November 27, 2009 – Wagner's turbulent opera focuses on one of his favorite themes: the redemptive power of love.

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Listen Deadly Dysfunction: Strauss' 'Elektra'

November 13, 2009 – Strauss' sumptuous one-act opera tells the lurid story of a young woman and her homicidal family.

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Read Placido Domingo in Handel's 'Tamerlano'

October 16, 2009 – Placido Domingo takes on his 126th role, as Bajazet in Handel's taught drama, Tamerlano.

Read Hear An Opera: Renee Fleming In 'Lucrezia Borgia'

September 11, 2009 – Fleming sings the steamy title role, with Placido Domingo conducting, from Washington, D.C.

Listen Donizetti's Darling 'Daughter of the Regiment'

July 24, 2009 – In Donizetti's romantic comedy, JiYoung Lee plays a military brat, raised by an entire regiment.

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Listen Unlikely Alliance: Bluebeard and Gianni Schicchi

June 5, 2009 – Samuel Ramey does double duty in Bluebeard's Castle and Gianni Schicchi.

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Listen Legacy of Anguish: 'Sophie's Choice'

April 24, 2009 – Nicholas Maw's tightly-wound opera is a searing adaptation of William Styron's acclaimed novel.

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Listen Prelude to an Epic: Wagner's 'Das Rheingold'

March 13, 2009 – The Prologue to Wagner's Ring is a 160-minute spectacle that seems to fly by in a flash.

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Read Anything for Love: 'La Clemenza di Tito'

February 20, 2009 – Sometimes neglected, Mozart's final opera is filled with startling innovation and great beauty.

Read A Captive in Control: 'L'italiana in Algeri'

January 23, 2009 – Wackiness was never more beautiful than it is in Rossini's The Italian Girl in Algiers.

Read Deadly Dysfunction: Strauss' 'Elektra'

November 21, 2008 – Strauss's sumptuous one-act opera tells the lurid story of a young woman and her homicidal family.

Read Placido Domingo in Handel's 'Tamerlano'

November 14, 2008 – Placido Domingo takes on his 126th role, as Bajazet in Handel's taught drama, Tamerlano.

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