For its second program of the year, Northern Illinois University Opera Workshop presents a concert highlighting great moments from three centuries of Italian opera.
Performances are at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, in the Recital Hall in the Music Building, at 550 Lucinda Ave., on the NIU campus in DeKalb.
The program opens with arias from two Handel operas, the famous "Largo" from "Xerxes" ("Ombra mai fu") and "Julius Caesar." These are followed by various selections from the Mozart masterpieces "Cosi fan tutte" and "Don Giovanni."
A duet from Donizettis "The Elixir of Love" and Rossinis "Cat Duet" are the 19th-century offerings, …