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Opera performances used as examples in a lecture

I attended a lecture and loved these performances but forgot the names.
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Mr. Blue Sky: does the opera tune heard at the end come from another song?

In the song "Mr. Blue Sky" by Electric Light Orchestra, we can hear a tune towards the end that sounds like an opera song (starting at 3:32). Was this tune invented for the song or does it come from ...
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“Fidi amanti” from Vivaldi's Dorilla in Tempe

The music of aria "Fidi amanti che costanti", in third act of Vivaldi's opera "Dorilla in Tempe", is not extant. A version of it, however, was performed in the recent Naïve recording, but with no clue ...
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Popular operatic aria, sung with a lot of “ohs”

It's a very popular opera song. Unfortunately, I do not know of any details apart from I know that a lady sings it very high and it goes like this: Ohh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh ohh Ohh oh oh oh oh ...
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Rock covers of Wagner's music

I am looking for rock/prog rock/jazz covers or interpretations of music written by Richard Wagner (except the ride of the valkyries). There are a lot of musicians that have made very interesting ...
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Vivaldi: Stabat Mater (Ah Ch'Infelice Sempre) lyrics

What is an accurate translation of the lyrics in Larghetto & Andante Molto - Ah Ch'Infelice Sempre? from Stabat Mater. I was unable to find a translation and google translator seemed pretty bad^^...
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Who played Normanno in Nino Sanzogno's 1959 Lucia di Lammermoor?

I recently acquired a Lucia di Lammermoor recording conducted by Nino Sanzogno (1959, Milano). According to the information I have found on the album cover and on the Internet, these were the ...
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Is opera more enjoyable when you don't understand the lyrics?

A case in point: 'O mio babbino caro' from 'Gianni Schicci' by Puccini. O mio babbino caro, mi piace, è bello bello, which translates to: Oh my dear father, I like him, he is very handsome. In ...
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Operatic aria from the end scenes of “Combien tu m'aimes” (2004)

"Combien tu m'aimes" (2004) is full of classical music. I'm particularly interested in exactly what song or music theme is played in second-to-the-last scene in the movie? EDIT: I'm talking about ...