A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ARIA

Thu, 15 Sep '22
One of five in "La Bohème"
Sun, 21 Aug '22
Met highlight
Sat, 4 Jun '22
What might be a strain in a theater?
Sun, 8 May '22
Beethoven's "Ah! perfido," for one
Wed, 4 May '22
Handel's "La giustizia," for one
Fri, 8 Apr '22
Key element of opera seria
Wed, 6 Apr '22
"Brava!" elicitor
Mon, 28 Mar '22
Opera highlight
Wed, 9 Mar '22
Number that's often in Italian
Sat, 29 Jan '22
Cantata number
Fri, 21 Jan '22
"Dido's Lament," for one
Thu, 20 Jan '22
Highlight of una scena
Tue, 14 Dec '21
Opera highlight
Fri, 26 Nov '21
10-Down highlight
Tue, 16 Nov '21
Met highlight
Mon, 19 Jul '21
Opera solo
Wed, 30 Jun '21
Singer's time to shine
Sun, 20 Jun '21
"O mio babbino caro," e.g.
Wed, 9 Jun '21
Las Vegas resort with a musical name
Mon, 31 May '21
Prima donna's big moment
Wed, 28 Apr '21
"Vesti la giubba," in "Pagliacci"
Wed, 24 Mar '21
Diva's delivery
Sun, 31 Jan '21
Puccini piece
Mon, 4 Jan '21
Something a diva may sing