'Ombra mai fu' George Frideric Handel Download ''Ombra mai fu'' on iTunes
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The most romantic songs: Wynne Evans' top ten arias
Bizet is responsible for some of the best-loved arias in the operatic repertoire. This one, from The Pearl Fishers, is one of his saddest and most heart-rending - "I still believe I hear hidden beneath the palm trees her voice, tender and deep…" Who couldn't fall in love with that?