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Hello! I decided to ask You a question in hope you could really help me. I need a duet for mezzo-soprano/baritone. I searched for ages, but I couldn't find any duet of that kind. Please be so kind to help me, I would be very grateful if you do. With all respect, S.

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Hi Suzana--

You're right that there are not many.  Here are three possibilities:

"Dunque io son" from Rossini's Il barbiere di Sivglia
"In questo suolo" from Donizetti's La favorita
"Fatal mia donna" from Verdi's Macbeth (Lady Macbeth is normally a dramatic soprano although sometimes she is sung by a mezzo)

I hope this helps.

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I have a special affinity for Italian opera, but I also have a lot of experience with French and German opera. I know somewhat less about opera from countries other than these, although there are some exceptions. My main area of interest is the period 1775-1925, although there are a few baroque and modern works that I love.

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I've been listening to opera since 1963 and have amassed a large collection of recorded opera during those years. My interest here spans the entire history of recorded opera, going back to its very earliest days.

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I have published a couple of lengthy reviews and a tribute to Mario del Monaco in Immortal Performances, have had some letters appear in Fanfare and have several reviews on amazon.com.

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B.A., University of Maryland 1973, M.A., University of Texas 1975, J.D., University of Houston 1998 (none of these degrees are in music).

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