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a  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.

 

f An early Wagnerian success in Germany, after his failures in France .

bLibretto by Sterbini after the Beaumarchais play. First performance at the Teatro Argentina, Rome, February 20, 1816

cOpera 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

r One of Haendel's wildly imaginative operas based on Arthurian type legend.

rAnother Haendel about faithful love.

o A Haendel historical opera.

n Verdi's early huge success. The "Va pensiero" chorus became a symbol of Italy's national strivings .

l Otto Nikolai' take on Falstaff, who strikes out again.

 

dFirst 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

 

fOpera 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.

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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.

gThe 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

g.Grand opera by Berlioz

l Wagner's opera of the swan knight

mAn 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.

fOpera by Weber. Supernatural doings in the dark German forest. Max, the hero, has to shoot a dove in a contest of foresters. But the soul of his lady, Agathe, is in the dove. What to do ?

rOpera 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.

DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN

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.

rThe Prelude to Wagner's Ring, one act, first performed at the Königliches Hof und Nationaltheater in Munich, September 22, 1869.

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The opening opera of the Ring. Three acts, premiered at the Königliches Hof-und Nationaltheater on June twenty-sixth, 1870.

sThe "scherzo" of the Ring. First performed at the Bayreuth Festspielhaus, August sixteenth, 1876.

gThe Ring's finale. Premiered at the Bayreuth Festspielhaus, August seventeenth, 1876.

sOpera by Saint Saens, libretto by Ferdinand Lemaire. First performed at Weimar under Liszt.s auspices in 1877.

sMozart'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.

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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.

zMozart's two act Singspiel with libretto by Schikaneder (the first Papageno). First performance at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna, September 30, 1791.

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