Crime and revenge in Chinatown.
43. La Navarraise (Jules Massenet)
La Navarraise is like a super-concentrated essence of opera; it lasts barely 40 minutes, but runs the gamut of emotions, has a great role for a soprano, and ends on a devastating curtain.
38. Cavalleria rusticana (Pietro Mascagni)
Verismo: passion and murder in a Sicilian village.