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Arizona Arias

THE PROGRAM FOR ARIZONA ARIAS EPISODE 1 IS AS FOLLOWS:

From Rigoletto
Cortigiani, vil razza dannata
G. Verdi
Paulo Szot, baritone

Gilda was abducted for laughs by the Duke’s courtiers because they thought she was Riogetto’s mistress. Rigoletto reveals that she is his daughter and pleads to have her returned.

 

From Gianni Schicchi
O mio babbino caro
G. Puccini
Cheyanne Coss, soprano

In this melodramatic aria, Lauretta lays it on thick to convince her father, Gianni Schicchi, to allow her to marry Rinuccio - or else.

 

From Edgar
Questo amor, vergogna mia
G. Puccini
Rob McGinniss, baritone

Frank laments his unrequited love for temptress, Tigrana, after being brushed-off by her because she’s in love with Edgar.

 

From Madama Butterfly
Flower Duet Act II
G. Puccini
Caitlin Gotimer, soprano and Mack Wolz, mezzo soprano

After three years of waiting, Butterfly finally sees the ship of her love come into the harbor. She and her maid, Suzuki, prepare for her love’s arrival by picking all the flowers in the garden.

 

From Rigoletto
Ella mi fu rapita!... Parmi veder le lagrime
G. Verdi
Terrence Chin-Loy, tenor

The Duke has just found out that his newest love, Gilda, was abducted by people unknown. He goes from being angered at her abductors to weeping about losing her.

 

From South Pacific
Some Enchanted Evening
Rodgers and Hammerstein
Mr. Szot

The older expatriate, Emile de Becque, declares his love for Nellie, a young Navy nurse, by reminiscing about the enchanting evening where they met for the first time.

 

From South Pacific
This Nearly Was Mine
Rodgers and Hammerstein
Mr. Szot

Emile de Becque, after being rejected by Nellie, laments that he almost got his dream of paradise with her.

 

From Les Miserables
Stars
Boublil and Schoenberg
Mr. Szot

Javert, a fervent believer in order and justice above mercy, vows to the stars to find the escaped criminal, Jean Valjean.

 

From Camelot
If Ever I Would Leave You
Lerner and Loewe
Mr. Szot

Guenevere and Lancelot are tormented by their forbidden love that is yet to be fulfilled. Trying to stay faithful to King Arthur, Guenevere attempts to get Lancelot to leave but he refuses and says he could never leave her.