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

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