Devilish Extravagance: Meyerbeer's 'Robert le Diable'

THE HIT SINGLE: "Robert, toi que j'aime"

In this Act Four aria, as Robert tries to carry Isabelle (soprano Patrizia Ciofi) away by force, she declares her love for him, but at the same time begs him to repent.

THE BSIDE: Duet, "Il est sur le tombeau"

In the third act, Bertram (bass-baritone John Relyea) takes Robert (tenor Bryan Hymel) to the tomb of the disgraced nuns, where he says they'll find the dark magic needed for Robert to win Isabelle's heart.