World of Opera's Hit Singles archive
Listen The Death of Bajazet
Read Monteverdi's 'Tu se morta ...'
March 7, 2008 – Orfeo learns that his wife, Euridice, is dead, and reacts with the moving aria, "Tu se' morta ..."
Read Verdi's 'O patria mia'
November 23, 2007 – Aida, captive in Egypt, longs for her Ethiopian homeland in the aria O patria mia.
Read Rossini's 'Non piu mesta'
November 16, 2007 – Joyce DiDonato sings the spectacular aria "Non piu mesta," from Rossini's La Cenerentola.
Read Mozart's 'Catalog Aria'
November 2, 2007 – Leporello's "Catalogue Aria" outlines Don Giovanni's prodigious list of amorous conquests.
Listen Puccini's 'O mio babbino caro'
Listen 'Un bel di,' by Giacomo Puccini