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Arizona Arias


From The Daughter of the Regiment
“Ah mes amis”
Gaetano Donizetti / Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Jean-François Bayard
Santiago Ballerini, tenor

Tonio and Marie love each other but to win her hand Tonio needs the favor of France’s 21st Regiment since Marie serves as their symbolic daughter. Tonio wins their favor by joining their ranks.


From Pagliacci
“Stridono lassu”
Ruggero Leoncavallo
Sarah Tucker, soprano

Nedda worries about her husband’s vehemence when talking about the possibility of her unfaithfulness because she is secretly having an affair.


From The Barber of Seville
“Una voce poco fa”
Giacomo Rossini / Cesare Sterbini
Cheyanne Coss, soprano

Rosina is in love with Lindoro who just serenaded her window. She’s determined to marry him even if Bartolo, her ward, will disapprove because he is poor. But, little does she know that Lindoro is actually the wealthy Count Almaviva in disguise.


From Don Pasquale
“Bella siccome un angelo”
Gaetano Donizetti / Giovanni Ruffini
Rob McGinness, baritone

Don Pasquale resolves to find his own bride and produce an heir himself in retaliation to his nephew’s choice of bride. In this aria, Dr. Malatesta tells Don Pasquale of a beautiful potential bride who happens to also be the doctor's sister.


From Orfeo ed Euridice
“Addio, addio I miei sospiri”
Christoph Willibald Gluck / Ranieri de' Calzabigi
Mack Wolz, mezzo soprano

Orpheus says goodbye to his sorrow as he resolves to journey to hell to get back his love, Eurydice.


From Carmen
“Je dis que rien ne m’epouvante”
Georges Bizet / Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy
Ms. Tucker

Micaëla, a village maiden, loves José and goes to the mountains to rescue him from the dangerous seductress, Carmen, while they are on a smuggling mission. Micaëla prays for courage


From The Elixir of Love
“Una furtiva lagrima”
Gaetano Donizetti / Felice Romani
Mr. Ballerini

Nemorino reflects on a tear that rolled down Adina’s cheek when he ignored her earlier. He believes this is proof of her love.


From Cosi fan tutte
“Come Scoglio”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart / Lorenzo Da Ponte
Caitlin Gotimer, soprano

Fiordiligi and sister, Dorabella, are being seduced by two mysterious men who are actually their lovers in disguise. Fiordiligi orders them to leave and tells them that her loyalty to her lover is as solid as a rock.


From Faust
“Salut, demeure chaste et pure”
Charles Gounod / Jules Barbier and Michel Carré
Terrence Chin-Loy, tenor

Faust, having been rejected by Marguerite, finds that her rejection makes her even more desirable. He goes to her house and remarks on the purity and chastity of what he sees.


From The Elixir of Love
“Una parola, o Adina”
Gaetano Donizetti / Felice Romani
Ms. Tucker and Mr. Ballerini

Nemorino declares his love to Adina but Adina tells him to look for love elsewhere because she wants to have a different lover every day and he should do the same.



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
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.