Top 10 "Must Know" Opera Songs

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    Prima DonnaPrima Donna

    Dauer: 34:36

    This is just my selection of the top ten "must-know" opera songs for newcomers to the genre (or lovers of opera who want to listen to a couple of classics).
    I've tried to be fair and spread the list across Italian, French and German pieces. You will also find arias (solo acts), duets (two person acts) and chorus numbers (featuring the full cast), although you will probably start to see a pattern with certain singers * cough * Pavarotti * cough* .
    10. Una Furtiva Lagrima - from l'Elisir D'Amore - featuring Luciano Pavarotti (0.00)
    9. Vide Cor Meum - from Hannibal - featuring Danielle Di Niese & Bruno Lazzaretti (4.48)
    8. Un Bel Di Vedremo - from Madame Butterfly - featuring Maria Callas (8.40)
    7. Duo des Fleurs (Flower Duet) - from Lakmé - featuring Sabine Devieilhe & Marianne Crebassa (13.20)
    6. Libiamo, ne' lieti calici - from La Traviata - featuring Juan Diego Flórez & Diana Damrau (17.52)
    5. La Donna è Mobile - from Rigoletto - featuring Luciano Pavarotti (21.01)
    4. Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen (Queen of the Night Aria) - from Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) - featuring Diana Damrau (23.48)
    3. Habanera - from Carmen - featuring Anna Caterina Antonacci (26.50)
    2. Nessun Dorma - from Turandot - featuring Luciano Pavarotti (28.59)
    1. O Mio Babbino Caro - from Gianni Schicchi - featuring Maria Callas (32.05)
    To my fellow opera fans, please let me know if you think I've missed one (leave it in the comments below).
    To my newcomers, welcome to the beautiful world of opera.
    Which was your favourite?

gianbekk
gianbekk

rigAletto...sì...rigatoni...

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archie inlong
archie inlong

Very grateful for this. I agree with your choices. Your remark in the intro - *cough* Pavarotti *cough* made me laugh. I have not had a good laugh for some time, so thank you for that, too.

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Mandy Gille
Mandy Gille

Outstanding. Soothes my soul. Missing one for me. Pagliacci

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Pang K Wei
Pang K Wei

Hello there

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Some Guy
Some Guy

Perfecto

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I Treasure ME Aromatherapy
I Treasure ME Aromatherapy

You chose well! All of these arias were classics I've heard since I was a little girl...Nessun Dorma is one of my all time favorites! Hearing Maria Callas sing "O Mio Babbino Caro" has always given me chills. She really embodied it. Thank you for this. It brought me to tears. I feel soooo very fortunate to have been exposed to opera and classical music as a young child. Music is Everything! That is, Good music is Everything!

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Vildan Şenses
Vildan Şenses

I loved all of them, but my favorites are Una Furtiva Lagrima and Duo des Fleurs. Thank you very much for the list :) (I have to add Queen of the Night Aria, my all-time fav.)

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Pang K Wei
Pang K Wei

Hello there

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Pang K Wei
Pang K Wei

Hello there

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Sonny faasala
Sonny faasala

Thank you! Prima Donna, I love your top 10. Please, add some more? God bless.

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Скрытый Лев
Скрытый Лев

релакс!

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Stephanie Ladeinde
Stephanie Ladeinde

I'm not new to opera but I find these artists fascinating I know Puccini and Pavarotti only

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Pang K Wei
Pang K Wei

Hello there

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Stephanie Ladeinde
Stephanie Ladeinde

Beautiful 💖

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Phantom Worral
Phantom Worral

LA DONNA E MOBILEEEEE LALALALALALAAAAAA

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VKook Bangtan Boys
VKook Bangtan Boys

I Heard a song that said something like *su safram?) If anyone knows whag I'm talking about, please put the SONG'S name in the comments...I Really Want To Hear It!😕💜💜love the music.

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Collins Bii
Collins Bii

The notes are so magnificent....touches the soul

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Maite Paladini
Maite Paladini

just...perfect

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MeowMix^7
MeowMix^7

Advertising in this video ruined it. I'm enjoying listening to a beautiful song and in the middle of it, I get an ad and it completely ruins the mood. It would be so much better without ads, but I get the need for them, but at least put it between songs or something?

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MeowMix^7
MeowMix^7

@Hans Bruinsma not on mobile devices... I don't have a PC in my garage

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Hans Bruinsma
Hans Bruinsma

Dont you have the free program Adblock Plus on your computer? With that you never have an advertisement on Youtube

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Dhiab Emna
Dhiab Emna

I’m from penthouse 😆

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Møňłïğhţ øff
Møňłïğhţ øff

I found this in my recommended but like i love this

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ansol2006
ansol2006

Maria Callas!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🥰

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Jose T
Jose T

Callas forever and ever.

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Benjamin Karimatsenga
Benjamin Karimatsenga

ads on songs nxaaaaa

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baritonebynight
baritonebynight

One of my favorite gigs is as a strolling street at our local Italian festival to raise awareness for the opera company. Just about everyone wants me to sing O Mio Babbino Caro. The first year I sang the festival I would tell them "oh that's Lauretta's from Gianni Schicchi....it's a soprano aria.....how about (well known baritone aria) instead"? After my third festival, I just gave in.....explained nothing and went ahead and sang it two octaves lower. OMG people cheered, applauded, cried....and most importantly gave me whole lot of tip money. I'm sure the purists are scoffing and I could care less about that because I do like that money.

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Zoe Ofunne
Zoe Ofunne

Sooooo beautiful....felt sooo at peace even at the office...lol

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Wayne Tyson
Wayne Tyson

I mostly agree with your picks, but I might rank (a fool's errand if there ever was one) this one near the top https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JniayOPTT4

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Ljiljana Canic
Ljiljana Canic

Casta diva from Norma(Bellini)!?

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Walter Harper
Walter Harper

of all the opera this Vide Cor Meum - from Hannibal - featuring Danielle Di Niese & Bruno Lazzaretti where the hell did this come from???

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Beruthiel45
Beruthiel45

For my first 12 years I only had the BBC Home service and Light programme on the radio to listen to when home alone, no tv until I was about 13, but I listened to a lot of classical music without knowing the titles or performers and appreciated it all. I miss those days when I could turn on the wireless and have good music free and with no effort or cost. So lucky we are in our lifetimes to have music whenever we wish. Not just for the rich afficionados who could attend performances but we the plebs and hoi polloi. Thumbs up to recordings of whatever type. And to the artistes and musicians who share their voices and skill.

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Pang K Wei
Pang K Wei

Hello there

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dean rantz
dean rantz

I see nothing on this list that inspires me to want to invade Poland! lol

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silvia colodel
silvia colodel

Tá errado a sequência

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Dragos Temelie
Dragos Temelie

"Je crois entendre encore" from "Les pêcheurs de perles" by G. Bizet

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Simona Capovilla
Simona Capovilla

where's Tosca?

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Светлана Симанович
Светлана Симанович

Ohhh thank you so so much

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Entorno Humano
Entorno Humano

I sugest you: Nessim Dorma the best version according Luciano Pavarotti himself, is Jussi Björling and please don't forget Una voce poco fa sung by the best Mezzosoprano of xx Century (von Karajan cried..), Teresa Berganza. Thanks because you love opera.

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Fernando Carvalho
Fernando Carvalho

SONGS ?? ARIAS !!!

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Teresa Ripoll
Teresa Ripoll

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frogg leggs
frogg leggs

15 years ago I saw on TV a movie, Madame Butterfly, and to this day I don't think I have ever seen anything so sad...Lakme' with Marie Callas is amazing

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Mimo12gr
Mimo12gr

Thank you so much. I need some more, more Callas, I need Casta Diva pls

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Pang K Wei
Pang K Wei

@Mimo12gr It's nice to here from you, i would like for us to keep in touch and talk more about these things but i am not always active here, write to me on Hangout via Evergreenofficial007@gmail.com i will be expecting your message[s]

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Mimo12gr
Mimo12gr

@Pang K Wei Hello!!

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Pang K Wei
Pang K Wei

Hello there

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Carmen Quinones
Carmen Quinones

Todas en cada momento de animo. Bellisimos.Gracias.

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Patrick A Thwaites
Patrick A Thwaites

Love the list you have put together. I would like to ade the duet from the Pearl Fishers of course. So soothing and respectful of real life.

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Mariana Garcia
Mariana Garcia

None like PUCCINI!

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Teréz Péteri
Teréz Péteri

Nessun Dorma and the hungarian Singer JÓZSEF RÉTI - the best

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Judith
Judith

Lovely choice! My all time favourite is Der Hölle rache sung by Christina Deutekom. Her effortless singing gives me goosebumps every time. Better than Damrau imho 🤗

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Eli González
Eli González

No sé quién será la cabeza pensante que pone los anuncios en mitad de la reproducción, pero me ponen de tal mal humor que ya pongo al anunciante en la lista negra para siempre jamás .

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Mila Wiegers
Mila Wiegers

чудесно, замечательно, Grüß aus Moskau!, Thank you!

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안後善
안後善

맞아요. 음악없는 세상은 상상할 수 없죠.

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Johjohjohhh
Johjohjohhh

I Miss playing piano and listening to these operas and other classical music while on break.

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Jason
Jason

The Angel of Music sent me here.

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Maged Fangary
Maged Fangary

مجموعه مختاره بحرفيه ،،، شكرا

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miroslava Espinosa de los Monteros
miroslava Espinosa de los Monteros

Que poca madre poner sus pinches anuncios a media obra carajos!! Eso es totalmente falta de tacto y de respeto!! Cómo interrumpir la belleza para su vendimia, hasta brinca uno si está tratando de relajarse,en fin....

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Pang K Wei
Pang K Wei

Hola

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Imam Nuryanto
Imam Nuryanto

Sullaria mozart

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Greyandblue
Greyandblue

I used to think I didn't understand or like opera....now, here I am and in heaven listening to these wonderful offerings.

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george rounsaville
george rounsaville

Arias, dear. They are arias. Not songs.

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Tushar Antil
Tushar Antil

Don't understand what they are singing but whatever it's very good 😁

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Lue Cat
Lue Cat

you have missed Addio del passato from La Traviata, Cortigiani from Rigoletto, E lucevan le stelle from Tosca, Non piangere Liu from Turandot, E la solita storia from L'Arlesiana, Je crois entendre encore from Pearlfishers, Ella giamai mamo from Don Carlos, Un di all'azzurro spazio from Andrea Chenier, Il dolce suono from Lucia di lammermoor, A cenar teco from Don Giovani, Stride la vampa from Il Trovatore, Aida final duet etc etc etc ) 10 is too little, may be 100 would be enough for "must know"

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Pang K Wei
Pang K Wei

Hello there

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Suzy the Cockatoo
Suzy the Cockatoo

Dylan the Cockatoo is loving this.

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Insert_meme_here
Insert_meme_here

#11 list Liberi Fatali

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Mimi
Mimi

the beauty classical music holds, is far beyond my imagination. I'm so touched. Thank you so much for putting this together

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Cândido Bizzotto
Cândido Bizzotto

Advertisement in the middle is very bad!!👎

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Marina Schaefer
Marina Schaefer

There's nothing like Opera

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Aram Ganalanian
Aram Ganalanian

Iolanta's aria Chaykovsky Iolanta Final duet Evgeniy Onegin Chatkovsky Demon all arias A. Rubinshteyn

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Peter Montanari
Peter Montanari

I could not agree more with this selection.Wonderful, thank you. Although I miss one (my absolute favorite): Duettino Sull'aria Le nozze di Figaro by Mozart

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Yuksel Oden
Yuksel Oden

It's slightly arguable, but a wonderful work. Thank you.

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Pj Tommo
Pj Tommo

I wouldn’t change your list it’s beautiful I would add one “Au fond du temple saint” from The Pearl fishers featuring Placido Domingo &Andrea Bocelli 👌

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greennin
greennin

Who is the person at 8:48?

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Theu
Theu

it's Duo des Fleurs that did it for me. I was looking for it so much and I searched "must know opera song, with lady voice" and I got this video. Part I was looking for was 14:25, lol

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조정옥
조정옥

명화속 아름다운 풍경과 자연에 대한 향수를 느낍니다.

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Isabel Núñez Lendo
Isabel Núñez Lendo

. M m/ M \ .

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Isabel Núñez Lendo
Isabel Núñez Lendo

. M m/ M \

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Pang K Wei
Pang K Wei

Hello there

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True Cynic
True Cynic

I grew up in a family of musicians, classical music lovers and above all, a deep appreciation and love of great opera. Madame Butterfly - oh how to comment for the most beautiful aria in the world.Thank you so very much

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Jay Bird
Jay Bird

The jarring ads that interrupt the sweet space left by the last sublime note — are a sacrilege.

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Tiffany C. Hoyt
Tiffany C. Hoyt

Beautiful selection, thank you!

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Leon
Leon

My music teacher sent me here, but I didn't regret.

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Johjohjohhh
Johjohjohhh

@Leon aw in sorry to hear that. condolences :(

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Leon
Leon

@Johjohjohhh yeah, he is great, he came after our past teacher, she passed away in January this year, she was my favourite teacher :(

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Entorno Humano
Entorno Humano

Your music teacher should be a good one and he/she should see a talent on yourself. Great.

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Johjohjohhh
Johjohjohhh

@Leon wow you're in 8th grade and your professor sent u here, i love your teacher

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Fernanda Abreu
Fernanda Abreu

So why the but?

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raul santiago siri
raul santiago siri

La belleza es abundante, nos rodea, nos eleva, es solo percibirla, con todos los sentidos. Este video es un ejemplo...

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Tatiana Lekka
Tatiana Lekka

Ok but the ads after every piece totally destroy the mood

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Willieclips
Willieclips

Still coming back to this and still makes me smile. Again thanks.

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DIMITRIS BIKAS
DIMITRIS BIKAS

Arias..not songs!

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Anibal Silverio
Anibal Silverio

De Portugal, para todos os amantes da Beleza e destes Intérpretes, que nos preenchem a Alma! Vida Eterna. Alguns são Estrelas que Brilham no Firmamento! 🙏

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NerdyPunk
NerdyPunk

I instinctively try mincing singers, listening to this made me go out of breath so many times x- x

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Hada Valenzuela
Hada Valenzuela

Q. Bellisimo 😌🌸🥀🌸🥀🌸🥀🌸🥀🌸🌎🌎

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kimberlie hef
kimberlie hef

does anyone know which album recording of Madame Butterfly featuring Ms. Callas might be?

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Riwa Nasreddine
Riwa Nasreddine

I'm here because of penthouse

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Brad Thompson
Brad Thompson

Big trucks and pink banquets.

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Rosa Forbes
Rosa Forbes

Beautiful !!!!!

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Liudmila Y Vasilyeva
Liudmila Y Vasilyeva

🤣🐐🙄

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Pablo D'Ambrosio
Pablo D'Ambrosio

The list is ok, but if there where only place for 10 in a time capsule or anything like that, I would do some changes.

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Letlotlo Sibanda
Letlotlo Sibanda

An opera Top 10 List without Maria Callas' rendition of Casta Diva is a travesty!

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Ruming Mackay
Ruming Mackay

Can't imagine a world without Music. I love opera songs!

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Thierry Herman
Thierry Herman

Chi mi frena in tal momento - Lucia di Lammermoor sextet. The metropolitan Opera version with Nathalie Dessay is just amazing.

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Olu Zeal
Olu Zeal

Classical music is not the type that "calmly gets out of your way" when you want to work. Rather, it enhances the value of your work, and achievements. Thankful

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Olu Zeal
Olu Zeal

And then I cried...felt the Italian vibe, heard Luciano's voice, and just couldn't help myself This is what a hurting world needs, thank God and these beautiful talents for some classical music relief

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Irene
Irene

Playing this on full blast for my neighbors 😏😁☺️

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Pang K Wei
Pang K Wei

Hello there

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Lorenzo Veneziale Scocco
Lorenzo Veneziale Scocco

I think here it's missing Giacomo Puccini's Bohème "Gelida Manina" or "Il mio nome è Mimì"

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Tim Lynch
Tim Lynch

What about Sweet Transvestite from The Rocky Horror Picture Show? Always a show stopper.

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XPNDBLhero
XPNDBLhero

Certain viewers will notice 4 from Looney Tunes... As w/ many others. LoL

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Katarzyna Dorywalska
Katarzyna Dorywalska

Nessum dorma (turandot) is missing. As well as e lucevan e stelle ( tosca)

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Tim Lynch
Tim Lynch

Precious (the pretenders) is missing. As well as Troy (sinead o'connor)

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Leonard Robinson
Leonard Robinson

I also really enjoy the Doll Song from The Tales of Hoffmann

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Tim Lynch
Tim Lynch

I also really enjoy "Under My Wheels" from Killer, by Alice Cooper

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Mark Fischer
Mark Fischer

And the Barcarole from same e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0u0M4CMq7uI

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Nureen Dina
Nureen Dina

Can someone tell me each story of the song... it's sound so beautiful

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Dinah Allen
Dinah Allen

Thank you so very much.

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Brian Clough
Brian Clough

Great list! You must listen to this glorious duet from Bellini. https://youtu.be/7uzi29j0thg

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DZ-daz DZ
DZ-daz DZ

I would add : ''Celesta Aida'' by Luciano Pavarotti (Verdi - Aida)

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Tony Durack
Tony Durack

Lovely 💖thankyou for your consideration s. The 'butting up' was hard for me, but I was soon in the thrall of the next beauty. Of course, 10 is such a small number....

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Mike The Swede
Mike The Swede

Meastro!!!

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