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Most of these are film adaptations of opera; that way, you get the immediacy of cinema, as well as the opera. These are good films as well as good opera productions! I've linked to YouTube videos, so you can get a taste.

MOZART
Don Giovanni (1979 Joseph Losey, w. Ruggero Raimondi, José van Dam, Kiri Te Kanawa, Teresa Berganza) - Filmed on location in Italy.
Trailer: Losey's Don Giovanni (1979)-- Trailer - YouTube

MUSSORGSKY
Boris Godunov (1989 Andrzej Zulwaski, w. Ruggero Raimondi)
Coronation scene: Boris Godunov - Mussorgsky (Coronation Scene) - YouTube

PUCCINI
Tosca (1976 Gianfranco de Bosio, w. Raina Kabaivanska, Plácido Domingo, Sherrill Milnes)
Filmed on location in Rome - a classic.
Tosca (full movie), Kabaivanska, Domingo, Milnes. Director Gianfranco De Bosio 1976. - YouTube

Madama Butterfly (1995 Frédéric Mitterrand, w. Ying Huang, Richard Toxell, Ning Liang)
Puccini: Madama Butterfly - YouTube

STRAUSS
Salome (1975 Götz Friedrich, w. Teresa Stratas, Astrid Varnay, Bernd Weikl)
Strauss Salome Teresa Stratas 1975 ln 5 lang. Cc by Etcohod - YouTube

VERDI
Rigoletto (1979 Jean-Pierre Ponnelle, w. Ingvar Wixell, Edita Gruberová, Luciano Pavarotti)
Giuseppe Verdi - Rigoletto - Pavarotti, Gruberova, Wixell - Chailly - YouTube

La Traviata (1983 Franco Zeffirelli, w. Teresa Stratas, Plácido Domingo)
Verdi: La traviata (excerpt) - YouTube

Otello (1986 Franco Zeffirelli, w.. Plácido Domingo, Katia Ricciarelli, Justino Diaz)
Official Trailer - OTELLO (1986, Placido Domingo, Franco Zeffirelli) - YouTube

ERKEL
Bánk Bán (2002 Csaba Káel, w. Éva Marton)
Hungarian grand opera, with a mad scene and a killer of a confrontation scene.
Erkel Ferenc - Bank Ban - with English Subtitles - YouTube

SOMETHING LIGHTER
Rossini: L'italiana in Algeri (1987 Schwetzingen Festival)
L'Italiana in Algeri Finale Act 1 - YouTube

Gilbert & Sullivan: Patience (1995 Opera Australia)


If a local cinema shows opera broadcasts (from the Met or elsewhere), I'd recommend going to those, too.
 
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