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Opera in four acts. Libretto by Ghislanzoni from the French of du Locle. First performed in Cairo, Egypt, December 18 1870. Illustration published in the Complete Verdi Libretti by Nico Castel. Available as note card.
Libretto by Sterbini after the Beaumarchais play. First performance at the Teatro Argentina, Rome, February 20, 1816
Opera by Georges Bizet to libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludivic Halevy, from the novel by Prosper Mérumée. First performed at the Opera Comique, Paris, March third, 1875
First performed in Prague, October 29, 1787. The two act libretto is by Lorenzo da Ponte, based on Tirso's el Burlador de Sevilla. Illustration from The Libretti of Mozart's Completed Operas by Nico Castel
Opera in three acts. Libretto by Arrigo Boito, based on Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor and several passages from his Henry VI. First performed at La Scala, Milano, February ninth, 1873. Illustration from The Complete Verdi Libretti by Nico Castel. Available as note card.
Opera in five acts, first produced at the Théâtre Lyrique, Paris, March 19, 1859. The libretto by Michel Carre and Jules Barbier is based on the play by Goethe. This graphic was a poster, one of two, submitted to City Opera. The other one won out. I liked this one better, but we'll make the other available too.
A two act opera by Ludwig van Beethoven, with libretto by Joseph Sonnleithner and Georg Friedrich Sonnleithner from a text by Bouilly. It was first performed November 30, 1805 in Vienna at the Theater auf der Wieden.
The third opera in Puccini's Trittico. The libretto in one act, is by Giovacchino Forzano, based on a mention of Schicchi in Dante's Inferno. First production was at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, December 14, 1918. Illustration from The Complete Puccini Libretti by Nico Castel
Opera in four acts with libretto by Giuseppe Illica and Luigi Giacosa, based on Scenes de la Vie de Bohème by Murger. First performance at Teatro Reggio, Torino, February first, 1896. Illustration in Nico Castel's Complete Puccini Libretti. Available as note card.
Offenbach's homage to Mozart in three acts plus a prologue and epilogue. Libretto by Jules and Pierre Barbier, loosely based on stories of E.T.A. Hoffmann. First performed at the Théatre Nacional de l'Opéra Comique, February Tenth, 1881.
An opera set in India by Léo Delibes, with libretto by Edmond Gandinet and Phillipe Gille, after Gandinet's Le Mariage de Loti. Premiered at the Opéra Comique in Paris, April fourteenth, 1883.
An opera in two acts, libretto by Giacosa and Illica from the play by David Belasco. Premiered at La Scala, Milano February 17, 1904. Basic illustration from Castel's Complete Puccini Libretti. Available as a note card.
Libretto in four acts by Lorenzo da Ponte based on the Beaumarchais play. First performance at the Imperial Court Theater, Vienna, May first, 1786.Illustration from The Libretti of Mozart's Completed Operas by Nico Castel
Derived from Shakespeare's Othello by Arrigo Boito. Set as a four act opera by Giuseppe Verdi. First performed La Scala Milano, February fifth, 1887. Illustration from The Complete Verdi Libretti by Nico Castel
Opera in five acts. Music by Claude Debussy, libretto by Maurice Maeterlinck. First performed at the Opéra Comique in Paris, April thirtieth, 1902.
Opera in three acts. Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, based on Le Roi S'amuse of Victor Hugo. Opened at Teatro La Fenice, Venice, March eleventh, 1851. Available as note card.
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All libretti by the composer, derived from Volsunga Saga, Nibelungenlied, and other sagas and legends. The complete cycle was first produced at Bayreuth in August, 1876.
The Prelude to Wagner's Ring, one act, first performed at the Königliches Hof und Nationaltheater in Munich, September 22, 1869.
The opening opera of the Ring. Three acts, premiered at the Königliches Hof-und Nationaltheater on June twenty-sixth, 1870.
The "scherzo" of the Ring. First performed at the Bayreuth Festspielhaus, August sixteenth, 1876.
The Ring's finale. Premiered at the Bayreuth Festspielhaus, August seventeenth, 1876.
Opera by Saint Saens, libretto by Ferdinand Lemaire. First performed at Weimar under Liszt.s auspices in 1877.
Mozart's sly one act dig at the impressarios that infest the concert world. Libretto by Gottlieb Stephanie. Premiered at Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna, February 7, 1786.
Opera in three acts, libretto by Piave, based on a play by Gutiérrez. Premiered at Teatro la Fenice, Venice on March 12, 1857.
Libretto in three acts by Giacosa and Illica after the Sardou play. First performance at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome, January fourteenth, 1900. Also sold at Metropolitan Opera as a tee shirt.
Libretto by Piave after the play La Dame aux Camélias by Dumas the younger. First performance at Teatro La Fenice, Venice, in 1853. Illustration from The Complete Verdi Libretti by Nico Castel. Available as note card.
Opera in four acts by Massenet, libretto by Grau, Milliet and Hartmann, based on novel by Goethe. Premiere at the Opera Impérial de Vienne in Vienna on February sixteenth, 1892.
Mozart's two act Singspiel with libretto by Schikaneder (the first Papageno). First performance at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna, September 30, 1791.