Transport yourself to 19th-century Paris, 20th-century Scotland, or ancient Greece with these musical excerpts from the operas of our 2018/19 season. Listen for those songs you know you've heard somewhere before (Il trovatore's "Vedi! le fosche notturne"), some of opera's biggest hits (La Traviata's "Libiaimo ne' lieti calici"), and maybe find your new favorite aria. Listen to selections here then experience them live onstage this season at Lyric.

La bohème

by Giacomo Puccini

"Che gelida manina!"
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"Quando m'en vo"
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Idomeneo

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

"Se il padre perdei"
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"Placido e il mar"
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"Se il padre perdei"
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Siegfried

By Richard Wagner

Warner Classics label  — Siegfried Jerusalem, Anne Evans; Bayreuth Festival Orchestra, cond. Daniel Barenboim.

Courtesy of Warner Classics.

"Ewig war ich"
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Finale of Love Duet
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"Notung! Notung!"
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Il trovatore

by Giuseppe Verdi

"Di geloso amor sprezzato"
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"Vedi! le fosche notturne" (Anvil Chorus)
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"Di quella pira, l'orrendo foco"
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Cendrillon

by Jules Massenet

"Menuet de Cendrillon"
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"Marche des princesses"
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Elektra

by Richard Strauss

"Was bluten muss"
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"Sie fahren dahin wie die Schaerfe des Schwerts"
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La traviata

by Giuseppe Verdi

"Libiaimo ne' lieti calici"
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"Sempre libera"
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"Ah! Dite alla giovine"
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Ariodante

by George Frideric Handel 

"Volate amori"
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"Se rinasce nel mio cor...Si godete al vostro amor"
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"Dopo notte atra e funesta"
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An American Dream

Music by Jack Perla
Libretto by Jessica Murphy Moo

Boxes
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Every Home Hides a Secret
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Don't you Recognize me
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The music featured is generously furnished by Warner Classics, and is available to purchase online:
La bohème | Idomeneo | Siegfried | Il trovatore | Elektra | La traviata | Ariodante

The music for Cendrillon is furnished by Naxos Records, and is available to purchase online:
Cendrillon

Music for An American Dream is generously provided by Seattle Opera.

Photos: Todd Rosenberg, Kyle Flubacker, Cory Weaver