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Tenor Bryan Hymel sings shining high Cs in the Rossini aria "Asile héréditaire." Dario Acosta/Warner Classics hide caption

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'Asile héréditaire' (Rossini: William Tell)

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Saverio Mercadante's rarely performed opera Virginia from Wexford Opera Festival in Ireland. Clive Barda/Courtesy of Wexford Festival Opera hide caption

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Cinderella (Kate Aldrich) doesn't know that the man she's fallen for is actually Prince Ramiro (Lawrence Brownlee) in disguise. Studio Amati Bacciardi/Rossini Opera Festival hide caption

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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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Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano, won the 2010 Gramophone Artist of the Year award. Sheila Rock hide caption

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Sheila Rock

William Byrd: "Domine non sum dignus" (The Cardinall's Musick/Andrew Carwood, dir.)

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John Osborn and Olga Peretyatko sing the roles of Otello and Desdemona in Rossini's operatic version of the Shakespeare tragedy at the Lausanne Opera. Marc Vanappelghem hide caption

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Marc Vanappelghem

Kishani Jaysinghe, left, as Gontran and Paula Murrihy, as his wife Helen, star in the Wexford Festival's production of Chabrier's opera An Insufficient Education. Patrick Redmond hide caption

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Patrick Redmond

Zelmira (soprano Kate Aldrich) is arrested after being falsely accused of a murder attempt on her husband, Ilo. Studio Amati Bacciardi hide caption

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Hear An Audio Introduction To The Opera

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