- La cenerentola (Cinderella), opera: Non più mesta
- L'Italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in ALgiers), opera: Cruda sorte!
- La Traviata, opera: Follie! Delirio vano è questo!...Sempre libera
- La Wally, opera (dramma musicale) in 4 acts: Ebben?...Ne andrò lontana
- Andrea Chénier, opera: La mamma morta
- La Gioconda, opera in 4 acts: Suicidio!
- Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Un bel dì
- Norma, opera: Casta diva
- Tosca, opera: Vissi d'arte
- Otello, opera: Ave Maria
- Carmen, opéra-comique in 4 acts: Habanera (L'amour est un oiseau rebelle)
- Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Dove sono
- Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Voi che sapete
- Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: Queen of the Night's Revenge Aria
- Die Entführung aus dem Serail, opera, K. 384: Durch Zärtlichkeit und Schmeicheln
- Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b: Du bist der Lenz
- Tristan und Isolde, opera, WWV 90
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