Listen to Maria Callas sing Lucia's famous aria, Regnava nel silenzio, from Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor.
Angela Gheorghiu performing "O mio babbino caro" from Puccini's Gianni Schicchi
Illustration of Eugene Onegin and Vladimir Lensky's duel by Ilya Repin (1844–1930)
Gianni Schicchi artwork
A beautiful Così fan tutte vocal score cover. Come and see City of London Sinfonia play in the OHP production between June 8 and July 7 2012.
The poster for the first performance of Verdi's Falstaff which took place on 9 February 1893 at La Scala, Milan
The souvenir libretto from the New York premiere of Mascagni's Zanetto in 1902.
A caricature of the "Lucia Sextet", circa 1900, from Lucia di Lammermoor by Donizetti. The "Lucia Sextet" melody has featured in many films and cartoons, including Disney's The Whale Who Wanted To Sing At The Met.
An unusual instrument, the Glass Harmonica, features in Lucia di Lammermoor. Watch this video of Philipp Maguerre playing the instrument in the OHP production.
Gianni Schicchi by Puccini will be performed as part of a double bill with Zanetto, starting June 22 #OHP2012