Great Arias: Collection 1 Video(VHS/DVD). Linking three centuries of music, this collection spotlights performances of arias by composers from all over Europe.
• Yvonne Kenny introduces Purcell’s semi-opera The Fairy Queen and sings Titania’s aria "O weep for me," conducted by Nicholas Kok at the English National Opera; first produced in 1692
• Ann Murray introduces Handel’s opera Xerxes and sings "If you worship the man who has spurned you," conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras at the English National Opera; first produced in 1738
• Christine Sch?fer introduces Mozart’s Singspiel Die Entf?hrung aus dem Serail and, as Constanze, sings "Martern aller Arten," conducted by Marc Minkowski at the Salzburg Festival; first produced in 1782
• Dame Joan Sutherland introduces Bellini’s opera Norma and sings "Casta diva" from Act I, conducted by Richard Bonynge at the Opera Australia; first produced in 1831
• Roberto Alagna introduces Donizetti’s opera L’elisir d’amore and, as Nemorino, sings "Quanto e bella, quanto e cara" and "Una furtiva lagrima," conducted by Evelino Pido at the Opera National de Lyon; first produced in 1832
• Konstantin Pluzhnikov introduces Glinka’s opera Ruslan and Lyudmila and sings "Finn’s Ballad" from Act II, Scene I, conducted by Val?ry Gergiev at the Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg; first produced in 1842