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Best Operas

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A listing of the best Operas ever written

Rated 1 point - posted 10 years ago by kris in category Music.
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Tristan Und Isolde – Richard Wagner Report Abuse
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Like much of Wagner's work it is musically complex, extremely long and utterly relentless. The final aria, the legendary, ecstatic 'Liebestod' represents one of the great harmonious payoffs in opera. Not for beginners!
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Der Ring des Nibelungen – Richard Wagner Report Abuse
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Strictly speaking 4 operas rolled into one cycle. A monumental artistic achievement. Awe inspiring and very very long!
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Die Meistersinger - Wagner Report Abuse
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Parsifal – Richard Wagner Report Abuse
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Tannhäuser Report Abuse
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The Overture is simply the greatest thing that a human could create. you will hear it after you die
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Don Giovanni – Mozart Report Abuse
The best work of the brilliant composer, if you like anything he has ever written this opera is a must see.
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Best ever.
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Turandot Report Abuse
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Marriage of Figaro - Mozart Report Abuse
One of the three great Mozart Operas with Lorenzo Da Ponte libretos.
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Otello – Giuseppe Verdi Report Abuse
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For me Verdi's greatest work. A flawless blend of music and drama. Unusually for the time it contains no overture. Instead Verdi throws his audience straight into the action with the tremendous storm fueled opening and Otello's triumphant entrance.
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The Barber Of Seville – Gioacchino Rossini Report Abuse
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Joyous and genuinely laugh out loud funny, Rossini's comic masterpiece is famous and well loved for a reason.
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Magic Flute - Mozart Report Abuse
Masterpiece by Mozart.
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Carmen – Bizet Report Abuse
Perhaps one of the most famous operas because it’s melody is so recognizable.
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Der Rosenkavalier – Richard Strauss Report Abuse
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Strauss' masterpiece. The finale contains some of the music beautiful music ever written.
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Rigoletto - Verdi Report Abuse
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Wonderful music, fascinating characters, and the ultimate story of the consequences of revenge.
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Aida – Giuseppe Verdi Report Abuse
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La Boheme – Puccini Report Abuse
A beautifully written opera filled with emotion, a testament to everything opera is supposed to be.
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La Traviata – Verdi Report Abuse
One of the few operas that manages to combine music and story without ever letting one overtake the other.
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Boris Godunov – Modest Mussorgsky Report Abuse
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Madama Butterfly - Puccini Report Abuse
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Puccini infuses his lush romanticism with a oriental flourish as Italian grand opera goes east. A perennial favourite.
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Tosca Report Abuse
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Il Barbierri di Siviglia - Rossini Report Abuse
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Fidelio - Beethoven Report Abuse
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Cavalleria Rusticana – Pietro Mascagni Report Abuse
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Genoveva-Schumann Report Abuse
Perhaps the most musically underrated opera of all
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Dialogues des Carmelites Report Abuse
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Opera koroglu Report Abuse
This is an azarbaijan opera . held in 1936 . written by ozayer hajibayof . strong and deep music .
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Lucia di Lamermoor – Donizetti Report Abuse
While it may be a little dark, with the right cast this opera is unforgettable.
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I Puritani - Bellini Report Abuse
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Jenufa - Leoš Janáček Report Abuse
deeply moving dramatic opera, modern music. Dealing with love, offer and forgiveness. From the real life.
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Bluebeard's Castle - Bartok Report Abuse
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Peter Grimes – Benjamin Britten Report Abuse
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The Cunning Little Vixen - Janacek Report Abuse
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