Fidelio, Act 1.7 - "O welche Lust". Beethoven's Fidelio at the Met. Eric Cutler (First Prisoner-Priest), Alfred Walker (Second Prisoner), Karita Mattila (Leonore), Jennifer Welch-Babidge (Marzelline). Jürgen Flimm, production; James Levine, conductor.
Sondra Radvanovsky in Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball). The New York Times writes she is one of the leading Verdi sopranos of her generation. Before each performance she says a prayer and talks to her father, Robert, whom she found dead of a heart attack when she was 17. #VerdiMuseum
Renee Fleming as Desdemona with her daughter a member of the Met Opera's Children's Chorus
Louise Homer, 1871 - 1947. 76; operatic contralto. biography Louise Homer and the Golden Age of Opera by Anne Homer 1974.
In Clint Eastwood's Hereafter, Una furtiva lagrima (A Furtive Tear) from the Italian opera, L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti is playing in the background as Matt Damon learns how to properly cut tomatoes.
Inside Opera: Creating Lucia, Part Two Go behind the scenes in Lucia di Lammermoor, and watch rehearsal footage from the production. Part Two features soprano Anna Christy discussing her work with director David Alden, and some behind-the-scenes rehearsal footage with Christy and bass Oren Gradus (Raimondo).