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Maritana
'Maritana' an opera in three acts, with text by Fitzball, founded upon the romance of 'Don Caesar de Bazan' and with music by William Vincent Wallace, was produced at Drury Lane, London, Nov. 15, 1845.
Martha
'Martha', or 'The Market at Richmond,' a comic opera in four acts with music by Friedrich von Flotow and libretto by St. George and Friedrich, was first presented at Vienna, Nov. 25, 1847. It is an elaboration of 'Lady Henrietta, or the Servant of Greenwich;' a ballet-pantomime, with text by St. George and music by Flotow, Burgmuller and Deldevez...
The Merry Wives Of Windsor
'The Merry Wives of Windsor' is a comic opera in three acts, its score by Otto Nicolai and its text by H. S. Mosenthal. It was first presented in Berlin, March 9, 1849.
Le Prophete
'Le Prophète,' or 'The Prophet,' is a grand opera in five acts, the music by Giacomo Meyerbeer and the text by Scribe. It was first presented in Paris, April 16, 1849. Meyerbeer bestowed the greatest care upon its creation, working upon it intermittently for thirteen years.
Lohengrin
'Lohengrin,' a grand opera in three acts, with words and music by Richard Wagner, was first presented in Weimar, Aug. 28, 1850, under the direction of Liszt. It was produced so frequently during the next decade, a period spent by Wagner in exile, that he once remarked, 'I shall soon be the only German who has not heard Lohengrin.'
Crispino
'Crispino e la Comare' or 'The Cobbler and the Fairy,' a comic opera in three acts with music composed by the brothers Luigi and Federico Ricci and text by Francesco Maria Piave was produced in Venice in 1850.
Rigoletto
'Rigoletto,' an opera in three acts with music by Giuseppe Verdi and text by Piave, adapted from Victor Hugo's drama ' Le Roi s'Amuse,' was first produced in Venice, March 11, 1851.
Il Trovatore
'Il Trovatore' or 'The Troubadour,' a grand opera in four acts, with words by Salvatore Cammanaro and music by Giuseppe Verdi, was first produced in Rome, Jan. 19, 1853. It had a later English production under the title 'The Gypsy's Vengeance.'
Les Noces De Jeannette
'Les Noces de Jeannette' or 'The Marriage of Jeannette,' a comic opera in one act with music by Victor Massé and text by Barbier and Carre, was first presented in Paris in 1853.
La Traviata
'La Traviata' or 'The Misguided One,' a grand opera in three acts with score by Giuseppe Verdi and text by Piave, was first presented in Venice March 6, 1853. It is founded on Dumas' 'Lady of the Camelias' but the period is changed to the time of Louis XIV.
Der Barbier Von Bagdad
'Der Barbier von Bagdad' or 'The Barber of Bagdad' is a comic opera in two acts with music and text by Peter Cornelius. It was first presented at the Court Theatre, Weimar, in 1858.
Orphee Aux Enfers
'Orphée aux Enfers' or 'Orpheus in Hades,' an opera bouffe in three acts with text by Crémieux and music by Jacques Offenbach, was first produced at the Bouffes Parisiens, Paris, Oct. 21, 1858.
Il Ballo In Maschera
'Il Ballo in Maschera' or 'The Masked Ball,' an opera in three acts with music by Verdi and text by M. Somma, was first produced in Rome at the Teatro Apollo, Feb. 17, 1859.
Faust
'Faust,' a grand opera in five acts, with words by Barbier and Carré after Goethe's poem and music by Charles Gounod, was first produced at the Théâtre Lyrique, Paris, March 19, 1859.
Lurline
'Lurline,' a romantic opera in three acts with music by William Vincent Wallace and words by Edward Fitz-ball, was first produced at Covent Garden Theatre, London, Feb. 23, 1860. Its story is very similar to the famous legend of the Lorelei.
The Lily Of Killarney
'The Lily of Killarney,' presented on the continent as 'The Rose of Erin,' is a light opera in three acts, the musical setting by Sir Julius Benedict. The story is taken by Oxenford from Dion Boucicault's Irish drama, 'Colleen Bawn.' The work was produced at Covent Garden Theatre, London, Feb. 8, 1862. The characters are of the Eighteenth Century and the scene is laid in Killarney, Ireland.
Les Troyens A Carthage
'Les Troyens à Carthage' or 'The Trojans at Carthage,' an opera in five acts and a prologue with words and music by Hector Berlioz was produced in Paris, Nov. 4, 1863. It forms the second part of the lyric poem 'Les Troyens' ('The Trojans').
La Belle Helene
'La Belle Helena' or 'The Fair Helen' is an opera bouffe in three acts, the music by Jacques Offenbach and the words by Henry de Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy. It was first presented at the Théâtre des Variétés, Paris, Dec. 17, 1864.
L'Africaine
opera 'L'Africaine' or 'The African,' a grand opera in five acts, the last of Giacomo Meyerbeer's works, was first produced at the Académie, Paris, April 28, 1865. Scribe had written the text in 1840, at the same time as that of 'The Phophet,' but so many changes were demanded by the composer, that, at one time, he withdrew his work altogether.
Tristan Und Isolde
'Tristan und Isolde' or 'Tristan and Isolde,' an opera in three acts with words and music by Richard Wagner, was first presented in Munich, June 10, 1865. In 1857, Wagner interrupted his work on the 'Ring of the Nibelungs' to write 'Tristan und Isolde' which was designed to renew his association with the stage.
Mignon
'Mignon' is a light opera in three acts with text by Barbier and Carré, based upon Goethe's ' Wilhelm Meister,' and with music by Ambroise Thomas. It was first presented in Paris at the Opéra Comique in 1866.
La Grande Duchesse De Gerolstein
'La Grande Duchesse de Gérolstein' or 'The Grand Duchess of Gérolstein,' is an opera bouffe in three acts, the music by Jacques Offenbach and the words by Halévy and Meilhac. It was first produced at the Variétés, Paris, April 12, 1867.
Romeo And Juliet
'Romeo and Juliet,' an opera in five acts with words by Barbier and Carré after Shakespeare's drama and music by Charles Gounod, had its first presentation at the Théâtre Lyrique, Paris, April 27, 1867.
Mefistofele
opera 'Mefistofele' or 'Mephistopheles,' a grand opera in four acts with prologue and epilogue, both text and music by Arrigo Boito, was first presented at La Scala, Milan, in 1868. It is a paraphrase of both parts of Goethe's Faust, with additional episodes taken from the treatment of the legend by other authorities.
Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg
'Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg' or 'The Master-singers of Nuremberg,' Richard Wagner's only comic opera, was presented in Munich, June 21, 1868, under the direction of Hans von Bülow. The idea of the opera was suggested to the composer in boyhood, as was 'Tannhäuser,' by the reading of one of Hoffmann's novels...
Aida
'Aida,' a romantic grand opera in four acts, with music by Giuseppe Verdi, and with text translated from the French of Locle by Antonio Ghislanzoni, received its premier performance in Cairo, Dec. 24, 1871. The opera was written by the order of the Khedive of Egypt.
La Fille De Madame Angot
'La Fille de Madame Angot' or 'Madame Angot's Daughter,' an opera bouffe in three acts, the words by Clairville, Siraudin and Koning and the music by Charles Lecocq, was first presented at the Fantaisies Parisiennes, Brussels, in November, 1872.
The Taming Of The Shrew
'The Taming of the Shrew,' a comic opera in four acts, its libretto freely arranged by Joseph Widmann from the Shakespearian comedy of the same name, and with music by Hermann Goetz, was produced at Mannheim in 1872.
Girofle-Girofla
opera 'Giroflé-Girofla' is an opera bouffe in three acts, its music by Charles Lecocq and text by Van Loo and Aterrier. It was first produced at the Théâtre des Fantaisies Parisiennes, Brussels, March 21, 1874.
Die Fledermaus
'Die Fledermaus' or 'The Bat,' a comic operetta in three acts, the book by Haffner and Genée and music by Johann Strauss, was first performed in Vienna in July, 1874. It is founded on 'Le Revillon,' by Meilhac and Halévy.
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