Aroldo is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, based on their earlier collaboration, Stiffelio. First performance: Teatro Nuovo, Rimini, August 16, 1857. It is one of Verdi's less frequently performed operas. ...more on Wikipedia about "Aroldo"
Bomarzo in an opera in two acts by Alberto Ginastera to a Spanish libretto by Manuel Mujica Lainez, based on his novel. First performance: Opera Society of Washington, Washington D.C., 1967. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bomarzo (Ginastera)"
Don Giovanni is an opera in two acts with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte. It was premiered in Prague on October 29, 1787. ...more on Wikipedia about "Don Giovanni"
I puritani is an opera in three acts, by Vincenzo Bellini. Text by Count Carlo Pepoli. First produced in Paris, January 25, 1835. ...more on Wikipedia about "I puritani"
Il rè pastore (The Shepherd King) is an opera, K. 208, written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to a Italian libretto by Pietro Metastasio. It is an opera seria. The opera was first performed on April 23 1775 in Salzburg. ...more on Wikipedia about "Il rè pastore"
Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria (The Return of Ulysses to His Country) is an opera in a prologue and three acts by Claudio Monteverdi to an Italian libretto by Giacomo Badoaro, based on the final portion of Homer's Odyssey. It was first performed at Teatro San Cassiano in Venice in February 1640. ...more on Wikipedia about "Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria"
'Iphigénie en Tauride' is an opera by Christoph Willibald Gluck in four acts. The French libretto was written by Nicolas-François Guillard. It was first performed in Paris on May 18, 1779. ...more on Wikipedia about "Iphigénie en Tauride"
Judith (Юдифь in Cyrillic, Judif’ in transliteration -- stressed on the second syllable), is an opera in five acts, composed by Alexander Serov during 1861- 1863. Derived from renditions of the story of Judith from the Old Testament Apocrypha, the Russian libretto, though credited to the composer, has a complicated history (see below). The premiere took place at the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg on 16 May 1863 ( Old Style). This stage debut, supplemented with his next opera Rogneda, made Serov the most important Russian opera composer of the 1860s. ...more on Wikipedia about "Judith (Serov)"
King Roger (Król Roger in Polish) is an opera by the Polish composer Karol Szymanowski set to a libretto by Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz. It was first performed on 19 June 1926 in Warsaw, Poland. Among the original cast was the composer's sister, the soprano Stanisława Korwin-Szymanowska, as Roxana. ...more on Wikipedia about "King Roger"
La Fanciulla del West (The Girl of the Golden West) is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Guelfo Civinini and Carlo Zangarini, based on the play The Girl of the Golden West by David Belasco. First performance: New York, 1910. ...more on Wikipedia about "La fanciulla del West"
La forza del destino is an Italian opera by Giuseppe Verdi. The libretto was written by Francesco Maria Piave based on a Spanish drama, Don Alvaro o La Fuerza de Sino (1835), by Angel de Saavedra, Duke of Rivas, with a scene adapted from Friedrich Schiller's Wallensteins Lager. ...more on Wikipedia about "La forza del destino"
La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) is an opera by Gioacchino Rossini. It was written in 1817, and its overture, which is particularly well-known, is notable for its use of snare drums. ...more on Wikipedia about "La gazza ladra"
La Juive ("The Jewess") is a opera in five acts by Jacques Halévy to an original libretto by Eugène Scribe. First performance: Paris, 1835. ...more on Wikipedia about "La Juive"
La sonnambula (The Sleepwaker) is an opera in two acts by Vincenzo Bellini to an Italian libretto by Felice Romani, based on a vaudville by Eugène Scribe. ...more on Wikipedia about "La sonnambula"
Lucrezia Borgia is an Italian opera by Gaetano Donizetti. The libretto was written by Felice Romani based on the play of the same name by Victor Hugo, based on the legend of Lucrezia Borgia. It was first performed at La Scala in Milan on 26 December 1834. ...more on Wikipedia about "Lucrezia Borgia (opera)"
Montezuma is an opera in three acts by Antonio Vivaldi to an Italian libretto by Girolamo Giusti. First performance: Teatro Sant'Angelo, Venice, 14 November 1733. ...more on Wikipedia about "Montezuma (opera)"
Oberto, Conte di San Bonifacio is an opera in two acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Temistocle Solera, based on a libretto by Antonio Piazza. First performance: Teatro alla Scala, Milan, November 17 1839. ...more on Wikipedia about "Oberto"
Rogneda (Рогнеда in Cyrillic), is an opera in five acts, composed by Alexander Serov during 1863- 1865. The scenario, by the composer, was based on the novel Askold's Grave (Аскольдова могила, 1833) by Mikhail Nikolaevich Zagoskin and the poem Rogneda (ca. 1825) by Kondraty Ryleev. The actual Russian libretto was created by Dmitry Averkiev in the same manner as with the composer's previous opera, Judith, i.e., with the words written to fit the vocal lines after the music had been composed. The premiere took place at the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg on 27 October 1865 ( Old Style). The opera proved to be a resoundingly overwhelming hit, and remained extremely popular through the end of the Russian Empire. ...more on Wikipedia about "Rogneda (opera)"
Salammbô is an opera in four acts composed by Ernest Reyer to a French libretto by Camille du Locle. It is based on the novel Salammbô by Gustave Flaubert. The opera was first performed at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels on February 10 1890. It debuted at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City on March 20, 1901. ...more on Wikipedia about "Salammbô (opera)"
Samson et Dalila is a grand opera composed by Camille Saint-Saëns to a French libretto by Ferdinand Lemaire. It was first performed at the Grossherzogliches (Grand Ducal) Theater in Weimar on 2 December 1877. ...more on Wikipedia about "Samson and Delilah (opera)"
Simon Boccanegra is an opera with a prologue and three acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, based on the play Simón Bocanegra by Antonio García Gutiérrez. It was first performed at Teatro La Fenice, Venice in March 12, 1857. The revised version, with text changes by Arrigo Boito, was first performed at La Scala, Milan in March 24, 1881. ...more on Wikipedia about "Simon Boccanegra" Connect with http://www.shortopedia.com.
The Greek Passion (Řecké pašije in Czech) is an opera in four acts by Bohuslav Martinu to a libretto by the composer, based on a story by Nikos Kazantzakis. The opera is performed in Czech, German, and English. First performance: Stadtisches Theater, Zurich, 1961. ...more on Wikipedia about "The Greek Passion"
Un ballo in maschera, or A Masked Ball, is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi with text by Antonio Somma. It is based on the libretto Gustave III by Eugène Scribe (originally set by Daniel Auber), who was inspired by events surrounding the assassination of King Gustav III of Sweden at a masquerade ball in 1792. The opera's first production was at the Teatro Apollo, Rome, February 17, 1859. ...more on Wikipedia about "Un ballo in maschera"
Volo di Notte (Night Flight) is a one-act opera composed by Luigi Dallapiccola to an Italian libretto he wrote based on the novel Vol de nuit by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. It was first performed at the Teatro della Pergola in Florence on May 18, 1940. ...more on Wikipedia about "Volo di Notte"
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