List of Orphean operas

List of Orphean operas

The following is an annotated list of operas, listed along with their composers, that are based on the myth of Orpheus. The works are arranged by date of first performance. In cases when the opera was unperformed, the approximate date of composition is given.

1600 - 1699

*1600 - Jacopo Peri - "Euridice" is the first genuine opera whose music survives to this day. [Howard Meyer Brown, writing in Grove]
*1602 - Giulio Caccini
*1607 - Claudio Monteverdi - Monteverdi's "L'Orfeo" is widely regarded as the first operatic masterwork. [John Whenham, writing in Grove]
*1616 - Domenico Belli
*1619 - Stefano Landi "La morte d'Orfeo"
*1647 - Luigi Rossi "Orfeo". One of the first operas to be performed in France. Rossi's own wife died while he was composing the score.
*1654 - C. d'Aquino
*1659 - Johann Jakob Löwe von Eisenach
*1672 - Antonio Sartorio
*1673 - Matthew Locke
*1676 - G. di Dia
*1677 - F. della Torre
*1683 - Johann Phiipp Krieger
*1683 - Antonio Draghi
*c 1685 - Marc-Antoine Charpentier "La descente d'Orphée aux enfers"
*1689 - Bernardo Sabadini
*1690 - Louis Lully
*1698 - Reinhard Keiser
*1699 - André Campra

1700 - 1799

*1701 - John Weldon
*1715 - Johann Joseph Fux
*1726 - Georg Philipp Telemann "Orpheus"
*1740 - John Frederick Lampe
*c. 1740 - Jean-Philippe Rameau (project)
*1749 - Giovanni Alberto Ristori
*1750 - Georg Christoph Wagenseil
*1752 - Carl Heinrich Graun "Orfeo"
*1762 - Christoph Willibald Gluck "Orfeo ed Euridice" (French version, "Orphée et Euridice", 1774)
*1767 - François Hippolyte Barthélemon
*1775 - Antonio Tozzi
*1776 - Ferdinando Bertoni "Orfeo ed Euridice" (to the same libretto as Gluck's more famous work)
*1781 - L. Torelli
*1785 - Friedrich Benda
*1786 - Johann Gottlieb Naumann "Orpheus og Eurydice"
*1788 - Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf
*1788 - Johann Friedrich Reichardt
*1789 - Vittorio Trento
*1791 - Joseph Haydn "L'anima del filosofo, ossia Orfeo ed Euridice"
*1791 - Ferdinando Paer "Orphée et Euridice"
*1792 - Peter Winter
*1793 - Prosper-Didier Deshayes
*1796 - L. Lamberti
*1796 - F.Morolin
*c.1796, before 1797 - Antoine Dauvergne
*1798 - G. Bachmann

1800 - 1899

*1802 - Carl Cannabich
*1807 - Friedrich August Kanne
*1813 - Ferdinand Kauer
*1814 - L. Sampieri
*1858 - Jacques Offenbach - "Orphée aux enfers", 1858
*1860 - G. Michaelis
*1867 - K. F. Konradin
*1887 - Godard

1900 -

*1902 - Sélim
*1907 - F. de Azevedo e Silva
*1907–16 - Claude Debussy (project)
*1913 - Jean Roger-Ducasse "Orphée"
*1925 - Gian Francesco Malipiero
*1925 - Darius Milhaud "Les malheurs d'Orphée"
*1926 - Ernst Krenek "Orpheus und Eurydike"
*1932 - Alfredo Casella "La favola d'Orfeo"
*1956 - Tom Jobim,Vinícius de Moraes "Orfeo da Conceição (translated to cinema as Black Orpheus)"
*1978 - Hans Werner Henze "Orpheus" (Viennese version 1986)
*1986 - Harrison Birtwistle "The Mask of Orpheus"
*1993 - Philip Glass "Orphée"
*2005 - Ricky Ian Gordon "Orpheus and Euridice"

Notes

References

*GroveOnline|Orpheus|Frederick W. Sternfeld|15 August|2007
*Various entries on operas, composers and genres from: "Grove Music Online" ed. L. Macy (Accessed 22 August 2007), [http://www.grovemusic.com/ grovemusic.com] , subscription access.


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