NPR World of OperaOpera delivers a dizzing array of dramatic spectacle, brilliant music and mind-blowing performers. NPR WORLD OF OPERA, with host Lisa Simeone, brings you performances from across America and around world, with productions ranging from the tried and true all the way to the cutting edge.
The tortured relationship between Carmen (mezzo-soprano Beatrice Uria-Monzon) and Don Jose (tenor Roberto Alagna) is at the center of one of opera's biggest blockbusters.
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Rusalka (Christine Opolais) gives up her immortality for a chance at love with the prince (Klaus Florian Vogt) — but she's not the only one who has to make the ultimate sacrifice.
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The scheming Count Almaviva (Erwin Schrott, left) and Basilio the music master (Benjamin Bruns) prop up a swooning Susanna (Slyvia Schwartz), the object of the Count's nefarious affections.
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