Best of Italian Opera

Many famous operas in Italian were written by foreign composers, including Handel, Gluck and Mozart. Works by native Italian composers of the 19th and early 20th centuries, such as Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi and Puccini, are amongst the most famous operas ever written and today are performed in opera houses across the world.

Composer

   
Gioachino Rossini Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), opera 73:39
Giacomo Puccini La bohème, opera (Act IV: in un coupe?…O Mimi tu piu non torni)  
Giuseppe Verdi La Traviata, opera (Act I: Libiamo ne’lieti calici)  
Giacomo Puccini Tosca, opera (Act II: Vissi d’arte)  
Giacomo Puccini Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera (Act II: un bel di vedremo)  
Giuseppe Verdi Nabucco, opera (Nabucodonosor) (Act III: Va pensiero)  
Ruggero Leoncavallo Pagliacci, opera (Act I: Recitar!…Vesti la giubba)  
Umberto Giordano Andrea Chénier, opera (Act III: la mamma morta)  
Giuseppe Verdi Aida, opera (Se quel guerrier io fossi!…Celeste Aida)  
Giacomo Puccini Gianni Schicchi, opera (O mio babbino caro)  
Giacomo Puccini Turandot, opera (Act III: Nessun dorma)  
Francesco Cilèa Adriana Lecouvreur, opera (Act I: Ecco respiro…Io son l’umile ancella)  
Giuseppe Verdi Il Trovatore, opera (Act IV: Miserere)  
Alfredo Catalani La Wally, opera (dramma musicale) in 4 acts (Act I: Ebben ne andro lontana)  
Giacomo Puccini La bohème, opera (Act I: Che gelida manina)  
Pietro Mascagni Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act (Regina coeli)  
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