The 49th Parallel - Prelude Ralph Vaughan Williams Download 'The 49th Parallel - Prelude' on iTunes
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The most romantic songs: Wynne Evans' top ten arias
Possibly the most famous song in Massenet's opera - and with good reason. At this point in the opera, Charlotte attempts to divert Werther's attention away from his self-destructive thoughts, and he, in return, sings this beautiful aria.