Here for no other reason than it’s beautiful is the second act duet from Giordano’s most performed opera. It’s not as well known as the duet for the the same characters that concludes the opera, though it contains almost the same material. It’s taken from the Dec 28, 1957 performance of Chenier at the Met. The singers are Zinka Milanov and Richard Tucker at the zenith of their powers, which is to say this is as good as it gets.

Chenier Act 2 duet