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OperaComposerYear of Premier Performance
Le Villi (The Willis or The Fairies)1884 (his 1st opera)
The Curious Misunderstanding (L'equivoco stravagante)1811
Jérusalem (conversion of I Lombardi alla Prima Crociata into French)1847
Falstaff1893 (his final opera)
Il trittico (The Triptych)1918
Women are like that or All women do that (Così fan tutte)1790
The Return of Ulysses (Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria)1640
La fanciulla del West (The Girl of the West)1910
Otello (check date)1887
The Troubadour (Il trovatore) (redone in French as Le trouvère) 1853
The Marriage of Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro)1786
Tancredi (based on Voltaire's play of the same name)1813
The Deluded Bridegroom (Lo sposo deluso)1784
Thamos, King of Egypt (Thamos, König in Ägypten)1773/1779
The Feigned Simpleton (La finta semplice)1768
Mithridates, King of Pontus (Mitridate, re di Ponto)1770
The Power of Fate|The Force of Destiny (La forza del destino) - based on de Saavedra play1862
Oberto, (Conte di San Bonifacio)1839 (his first opera)
The Coronation of Poppea (L'incoronazione di Poppea)1642 (his final opera)
OperaComposerYear of Premier Performance
Manon Lescaut1893
Ernani (based on play Hernani by Victor Hugo)1844
Attila 1846
Luisa Miller (based on play Kabale und Liebe (Intrigue and Love) by Schiller)1849
Apollo and Hyacinth (Apollo et Hyacinthus)1767
Alzira (based on the play Alzire, ou les Américains by Voltaire - about Inca Indians vs Spanish))1845
Giovanna d'Arco (Joan of Arc)1845
The Philosopher's Stone (Der Stein der Weisen)1790
La bohème1896
La cambiale di matrimonio (The Bill of Marriage or The Marriage Contract) 1810 (his first opera)
Zaide1779 - a Singspiel
Nabucco (named for King Nebuchadnezzar)1842
The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte)1791
I Lombardi alla Prima Crociata (The Lombards on the First Crusade)1843
L'Orfeo1607 (his first opera/also considered the first real (mature) opera)
The Abduction from the Seraglio (Die Entführung aus dem Serail)1782
L'Arianna (only the aria Lamento has survived)1608
The Thieving Magpie (La gazza ladra)1817
Don Carlos1867
William Tell (Guillaume Tell) - based on play by Schiller1829 (his final opera)
Scipio's Dream (Il sogno di Scipione)1772
OperaComposerYear of Premier Performance
The Fallen Woman (La traviata)1853
Un giorno di regno, ossia il finto Stanislao (King for a Day)1840
Turandot1926 (his final opera)
The Goose of Cairo (L'oca del Cairo)1784
The Lady of the Lake (La donna del lago) - based on poem by Scott11819 (began his move toward romanticism)
Don Giovanni1787
The Barber of Seville, or The Futile Precaution ( Il barbiere di Siviglia, ossia L'inutile precauzione) 1816
Moses in Egypt (Mosè in Egitto)/later retitled Moses and Pharoah or The Crossing of the Red Sea1818/1827
Madame Butterfly1904
The Obligation of the First and Foremost Commandment (Die Schuldigkeit des ersten Gebots) - singspiel1767 (his first age 11)
Cyrus in Babylon, or The Downfall of Belshazzar (Ciro in Babilonia, ossia La caduta di Baldassare)1812
Composed at least 18 operas but only 3 complete & 1 portion have survived
Il Corsaro (The Corsair) - based on Byron poem of same name1848
Idomeneus, King of Crete (Idomeneo, re di Creta)1780-81
La rondine (The Swallow)1917
Otello (check date)1816
Cinderella, or Goodness Triumphant (La Cenerentola, ossia La bontà in trionfo)1817
The Impresario (Der Schauspieldirektor)1786
The Clemency of Titus (La clemenza di Tito)1791
The Shepherd King (Il re pastore)1775

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