Opera

Operas discussed as more than a passing mention or reference on Exotic and Irrational Entertainment, listed alphabetically by composer and linked to the relevant E&I post(s).

Hector Berlioz, Les Troyens (The Trojans, 1858)

John Blow, Venus and Adonis (1684)

Francesca Caccini, La Liberazione di Ruggiero dall' Isola d'Alcina (The Liberation of Ruggiero from Alcina's Island, 1625)

Gustave Charpentier, Louise (1900)

Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Actéon (1684)
Marc-Antoine Charpentier, La Descente d’Orphée aux enfers (The Descent of Orpheus into Hades, 1686)
Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Médée (1693)

Félicien David, Lalla-Roukh (1862)

Gaetano Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor (1835)
Gaetano Donizetti, Maria Stuarda (1834)

George Frideric Handel, Acis and Galatea (1718)
George Frideric Handel, Agrippina (1709)
George Frideric Handel, Alcina (1735)
George Frideric Handel, Apollo e Dafne (1710)
George Frideric Handel, Ariodante (1735)
George Frideric Handel, Floridante (1721)
George Frideric Handel, Partenope  (1730)
George Frideric Handel, Rodelinda (1725)
George Frideric Handel, Serse (Xerxes, 1738)
George Frideric Handel, Tamerlano (1724)

Joseph Haydn, L'Anima del Filosofo, ossia Orfeo ed Euridice (The Soul of the Philosopher, or Orpheus and Eurydice, 1791)
Joseph Haydn, Armida (1784)
Joseph Haydn, La Fedeltà Premiata (Fidelity Rewarded, 1781)
Joseph Haydn, L'Incontro Improvviso (The Unexpected Meeting, 1775)
Joseph Haydn, Il Mondo della Luna (The World on the Moon, 1777)

Ruggero Leoncavallo, La Boheme (1897)

Marin Marais, Sémélé (1709)

Vincente Martin y Soler, L'arbore di Diana (The Tree of Diana, or The Chastity Tree, 1787)

Claudio Monteverdi, L'incoronazione di Poppea (The Coronation of Poppea,1642); also discussed in Boston Early Music Festival: Monteverdi's Poppea)
Claudio Monteverdi, L'Orfeo (Orpheus, 1607)
Claudio Monteverdi, Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria (The return of Ulysses to his homeland, 1640)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, La clemenza di Tito (The mercy of Titus, 1791)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Così fan tutte (All women are like that, 1790)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Mitridate, re di Ponto (Mitridate, King of Pontus, 1770)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro, 1786); also discussed in The Marriage of Figaro
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute, 1791)

Jacques Offenbach, Les Contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann, 1881)

Giovanni Paisiello, Il barbiere di Siviglia, ovvero La precauzione inutile (The barber of Seville, or the futile precaution, 1782)

Giacomo Puccini, La Bohème (The Bohemians, 1896; also discussed in The other Boheme)
Giacomo Puccini, Madama Butterfly (1904)
Giacomo Puccini, La Rondine (The Swallow, 1917)
Giacomo Puccini, Tosca (1900)
Giacomo Puccini, Il Trittico (Triptych: Il Tabarro, Suor Angelica, Gianni Schicchi, 1918)

Henry Purcell, The Fairy Queen (1692)
Henry Purcell, Dido & Aeneas (1689)

Agostino Steffani, Niobe, Regina di Tebe (Niobe, Queen of Thebes, 1688)

Richard Strauss, Der Rosenkavalier (The Rose-Bearer, 1911; also discussed in The Rosenkavalier trio)

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin (1879): I. The Letter  |  II. The Duel

Claude Terrasse, L'ingénu libertin (The young libertine, 1907)

Giuseppe Verdi, Aida  (1861)
Giuseppe Verdi, La Traviata (The Lost One, 1853)

Various composers, The Enchanted Island (2011)

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