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Opera: Composers

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Opera: Composers

As far as possible, the dates given here are the dates of first performance.

Note that the people named here are generally only responsible for the music. For questions about librettists, please refer to the Opera page.

Nixon in China (1987) Click to show or hide the answer
Duke Bluebeard's Castle (1918) Click to show or hide the answer
Fidelio (1805) Click to show or hide the answer
La Sonnambula (1831), Norma (1831), I Puritani (1835) Click to show or hide the answer
Les Troyens (1858), Benvenuto Cellini (1838), Beatrice e Benedict (1862) Click to show or hide the answer
Punch and Judy (1968) Click to show or hide the answer
Carmen (1875), The Pearl Fishers (1863), The Fair Maid of Perth (1867) Click to show or hide the answer
Prince Igor (1890) Click to show or hide the answer
Peter Grimes (1945), Billy Budd (1951), Gloriana (1953 – written to mark the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II), The Turn of the Screw (1954), Noye's Fludde (1957), A Midsummer Night's Dream (1960), Death in Venice (1973) Click to show or hide the answer
Bitter Sweet (operetta, 1929) Click to show or hide the answer
Lakme (1883) Click to show or hide the answer
Irmelin (1892), A Village Romeo and Juliet (1907), Fennimore and Gerda (1910) Click to show or hide the answer
L'Elisir d'Amore (1832), Lucia di Lammamoor (1835), La Favorite (1840), Linda di Chamounix (1842), Don Pasquale (1843) Click to show or hide the answer
Russalka (1901) Click to show or hide the answer
La Vida Breve (1914) Click to show or hide the answer
Porgy and Bess (1935) Click to show or hide the answer
Einstein on the Beach (1971–2) Click to show or hide the answer
Russlan and Ludmilla (1842) Click to show or hide the answer
Alceste, Orpheus and Eurydice (1762) Click to show or hide the answer
Sapho (1851), Faust (1859), Romeo and Juliet (1867) Click to show or hide the answer
Goyescas (1916) Click to show or hide the answer
Agrippina (1709), Rinaldo (1711), Il Pastor Fido (1712), Partenope (1730), Orlando (1733), Alcina (1735), Ariodante (1735), Serse (1738) Click to show or hide the answer
Hansel and Gretel (1893) Click to show or hide the answer
Jenufa (1904 – known in Czech as Her Stepdaughter), The Cunning Little Vixen (1924) Click to show or hide the answer
Die Lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow) (1905) Click to show or hide the answer
Pagliacci (1892) Click to show or hide the answer
Cavalleria Rusticana (1890) Click to show or hide the answer
The Medium (1946), The Telephone (1947), The Consul (1950), Amahl and the Night Visitors (1951), The Saint of Bleecker Street (1954) Click to show or hide the answer
Robert le Diable (1831), Les Huguenots (1836) Click to show or hide the answer
Orfeo (1607) Click to show or hide the answer
The Marriage of Figaro (1786), Don Giovanni (1787), Cosi Fan Tutte (1790), The Magic Flute (1791), La Clemenza di Tito (1791) Click to show or hide the answer
Boris Godunov (1874) Click to show or hide the answer
Tales of Hoffman (1881), Orpheus in the Underworld (1858) Click to show or hide the answer
Manni (1910) Click to show or hide the answer
Les Mamelles de Tiresias (1947), Dialogues des Carmelites (1957) Click to show or hide the answer
The Love for Three Oranges (1921), War and Peace (private, partial performance 1944; first complete performance 1957) Click to show or hide the answer
Manon Lescaut (1893), La Boheme (1896), Tosca (1900), Madame Butterfly (1904), The Girl of the Golden West (1910), La Rondine (1917), Gianni Schicchi (1918), Turandot (1926 – completed after his death by Franco Alfano) Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Dido and Aeneas (1688), The Fairy–Queen (1692 – a masque, based on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream) Click to show or hide the answer
Castor & Pollux (1737) Click to show or hide the answer
The Golden Cockerel (1907), Mozart and Salieri (1899), The Snow Maiden (1882), The Maid of Pskov (1873) Click to show or hide the answer
Operettas: Blossom Time (1921 – an English adaptation of Schubert's Das Dreimäderlhaus, or The House of Three Maidens), The Student Prince (1924), The Desert Song (1926) Click to show or hide the answer
The Touchstone (1812), An Italian Girl in Algiers (1813), The Barber of Seville (1816), La Cenerentola (Cinderella, 1817), The Thieving Magpie (1817), William Tell (including the famous overture, 1829) Click to show or hide the answer
Samson and Delilah (1877) Click to show or hide the answer
The Bartered Bride (1866) Click to show or hide the answer
Die Fledermaus (1874) Click to show or hide the answer
Salome (1905), Elektra (1909), Der Rosenkavalier (1911), Ariadne on Naxos (1912) Click to show or hide the answer
The Rake's Progress (1951) Click to show or hide the answer
Eugene Onegin (1879), The Queen of Spades (1890) Click to show or hide the answer
Hugh the Drover (1924), Sir John in Love (1929), The Poisoned Kiss (1936 – revived in New York 2012), Riders to the Sea (1937 – based on a play by J. M. Synge), The Pilgrim's Progress (1951), Thomas the Rhymer (incomplete at the time of his death in 1958) Click to show or hide the answer
Attila (1846), Rigoletto (1851), Nabucco (1842), Macbeth (1847), La Traviata (1853), Il Trovatore (1853), Simon Boccanegra (1857), Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball, 1859), La Forza del Destino (The Force of Destiny, 1862), Aida (1871), Otello (1887), Falstaff (1893) Click to show or hide the answer
The Flying Dutchman (1843), Tannhauser (1845), Lohengrin (1850), Tristan und Isolde (1865), The Mastersingers of Nuremburg (1868); The Ring of the Nibelung: Das Rheingold (1869), Die Walkurie (The Valkyries – 1870), Siegfried (1876), Gotterdammerung (Twilight of the Gods – 1876); Parsifal (1882) Click to show or hide the answer
Sir John in Love (1929) Click to show or hide the answer
The Threepenny Opera (1928), Mahogany (1929), Happy End (1929) Click to show or hide the answer

© Haydn Thompson 2017–18