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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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Katia Pellegrino performs the grueling role of Norma in this concert production of Bellini's opera. Wojciech Grzedzinski hide caption

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Wojciech Grzedzinski

Elvira (Désirée Rancatore) thinks her fiance is cheating on her -- but he's really saving the exiled Queen. Zeininger/Wiener Staatsoper hide caption

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Zeininger/Wiener Staatsoper

Hear An Introduction To 'I Puritani'

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Amina (Natalie Dessay) isn't actually sleeping with another man -- she's just sleepwalking. Opéra national de Paris/ Julien Benhamou hide caption

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Opéra national de Paris/ Julien Benhamou

More than 30 years after her death in 1977, Maria Callas' voice continues to thrill and divide fans and experts. EMI Classics hide caption

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EMI Classics

An Audio Introduction to 'Norma'

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Soprano Maria Callas, rehearsing for her title role in Medea at Covent Garden in London, in 1959. John Franks/Getty Images hide caption

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Maria Callas, The Legend Who Lived for Her Art

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