List of compositions by Giuseppe Verdi

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The following is a list of published compositions by the composer Giuseppe Verdi.

List of operas and revisions[edit]

# Title Libretto # Acts, Language Premiere details Remarks
1 Oberto, conte di San Bonifacio Antonio Piazza, Temistocle Solera 2 acts, Italian Teatro alla Scala, Milan,
17 November 1839
2 Un giorno di regno, later Il finto Stanislao Felice Romani 2 acts, Italian Teatro alla Scala, Milan,
5 September 1840
3 Nabucco Temistocle Solera 4 acts, Italian Teatro alla Scala, Milan,
9 March 1842
4 I Lombardi alla prima crociata Temistocle Solera 4 acts, Italian Teatro alla Scala, Milan,
11 February 1843
5 Ernani Francesco Maria Piave 4 acts, Italian Teatro La Fenice, Venice,
9 March 1844
6 I due Foscari Francesco Maria Piave 3 acts, Italian Teatro Argentina, Rome,
3 November 1844
7 Giovanna d'Arco Temistocle Solera 3 acts, Italian Teatro alla Scala, Milan,
15 February 1845
8 Alzira Salvatore Cammarano 2 acts, Italian Teatro di San Carlo, Naples,
12 August 1845
9 Attila Temistocle Solera, Francesco Maria Piave 3 acts, Italian Teatro La Fenice, Venice,
17 March 1846
Solera abandoned the libretto after completing two acts and leaving a sketch of act 3. Piave completed act 3, with some changes agreed upon with Verdi.
10 Macbeth Francesco Maria Piave 4 acts, Italian Teatro della Pergola, Florence,
14 March 1847
11 I masnadieri Andrea Maffei 4 acts, Italian Her Majesty's Theatre, London,
22 July 1847
12 Jérusalem Alphonse Royer, Gustave Vaëz 4 acts, French Paris Opéra (Salle Le Peletier),
26 November 1847
French version of I Lombardi alla prima crociata with locations and characters changed to French ones
13 Il corsaro Francesco Maria Piave 3 acts, Italian Teatro Grande, Trieste,
25 October 1848
14 La battaglia di Legnano Salvatore Cammarano 4 acts, Italian Teatro Argentina, Rome,
27 January 1849
15 Luisa Miller Salvatore Cammarano 3 acts, Italian Teatro San Carlo, Naples,
8 December 1849
16 Stiffelio Francesco Maria Piave 3 acts, Italian Teatro Grande, Trieste,
16 November 1850
17 Rigoletto Francesco Maria Piave 3 acts, Italian Teatro La Fenice, Venice,
11 March 1851
18 Il trovatore Salvatore Cammarano, Leone Emanuele Bardare 4 acts, Italian Teatro Apollo, Rome,
19 January 1853
Cammarano died in July 1852 and, after delays for family reasons, Verdi engaged Bardare, a young Naples poet, and re-structured some of the existing libretto.
19 La traviata Francesco Maria Piave 3 acts, Italian Teatro la Fenice, Venice,
6 March 1853
20 Les vêpres siciliennes Charles Duveyrier, Eugène Scribe 5 acts, French Paris Opéra (Salle Le Peletier)
13 June 1855
21 Giovanna de Guzman Eugenio Caimi 5 acts, Italian Teatro Regio, Parma,
26 December 1855
Italian version of Les vêpres siciliennes. The opera was given under various titles: as Batilda di Turenne when seen by Verdi in Naples in January 1858.[1] After the unification of Italy in 1860, it could be performed with its Italian title, I vespri Siciliani
22 Le trouvère Salvatore Cammarano, Leone Emanuele Bardare; Emilien Pacini (trans.)[2][3] 4 acts, French La Monnaie, Brussels,
20 May 1856[2]
Revised version of Il trovatore, although written for the Paris Opéra with a ballet added, was given in Brussels, then performed at the Salle Le Peletier on 12 January 1857.
23 Simon Boccanegra Francesco Maria Piave 3 acts, Italian Teatro La Fenice, Venice,
12 March 1857
24 Aroldo Francesco Maria Piave 4 acts, Italian Teatro Nuovo, Rimini,
16 August 1857
Revision of Stiffelio, but located in Anglo-Saxon England and characters' names changed. Act 3 was expanded and is different from Stiffelio
25 Un ballo in maschera Antonio Somma 3 acts, Italian Teatro Apollo, Rome,
17 February 1859
Final title of an opera which began as Gustavo III for Naples in 1857, became Un vendetta in domino in 1858, and finally Un ballo in maschera in an American setting with Colonial-era characters in 1859
26 La forza del destino Francesco Maria Piave 4 acts, Italian Bolshoi Kamenny Theatre, Saint Petersburg,
10 November 1862
27 Macbeth Francesco Maria Piave 4 acts, Italian Théâtre Lyrique, Paris,
21 April 1865
Revised version, with additions including Lady Macbeth's aria La luce langue and removal of Macbeth's final aria followed by his death off stage
28 Don Carlos Camille du Locle, Joseph Méry 5 acts, French Paris Opéra (Salle Le Peletier),
11 March 1867
29 La forza del destino Francesco Maria Piave 4 acts, Italian Teatro alla Scala, Milan,
27 February 1869
Revised version, with text addition by Antonio Ghislanzoni
30 Aida Antonio Ghislanzoni 4 acts, Italian Khedivial Opera House, Cairo,
24 December 1871
31 Don Carlo Camille du Locle, Joseph Méry; Achille de Lauzières (Italian trans.) 5 acts, Italian Teatro San Carlo, Naples,
November/December 1872[4]
First revision of the translation (additions by Antonio Ghislanzoni). However, the first performance in Italian was at the Royal Italian Opera House in London, 4 June 1867 (severely cut). First official performance in Italian took place at the Teatro Comunale, Bologna on 27 October 1867 and was very successful.
32 Simon Boccanegra Francesco Maria Piave 3 acts, Italian Teatro alla Scala, Milan,
24 March 1881
Revised and expanded version, with text changes by Arrigo Boito and the notable addition of the Act 1 Council Chamber finale
33 La force du destin Francesco Maria Piave 4 acts, French Antwerp,
14 March 1881
Revised version of La forza del destino translated into French by Charles Nuitter and Camille du Locle[5]
34 Don Carlo Camille du Locle, Joseph Méry 4 acts, French Teatro alla Scala, Milan,
10 January 1884
Second revision of Don Carlos with Camille du Locle and Charles Nuitter. Omitted Act 1 and the ballet.
35 Don Carlo Camille du Locle, Joseph Méry 5 acts, Italian Teatro Municipale, Modena,
29 December 1886
Third revision of Don Carlos with Angelo Zanardini. Restored Act 1, Fontainebleau scene
36 Otello Arrigo Boito 4 acts, Italian Teatro alla Scala, Milan,
5 February 1887
37 Falstaff Arrigo Boito 3 acts, Italian Teatro alla Scala, Milan,
9 February 1893

Incomplete projects[edit]

  • Re Lear (King Lear), 1856. Librettist Antonio Somma worked with Verdi on completing a libretto for an opera based on Shakespeare's King Lear. This libretto was based on an incomplete one written by librettist Salvatore Cammarano before he died in 1852. It was never set to music.

Songs[edit]

  1. Non t'accostar all'urna (Jacopo Vittorelli)
  2. More, Elisa, lo stanco poeta (Tommaso Bianchi)
  3. In solitaria stanza (Jacopo Vittorelli)
  4. Nell'orror di notte oscura (Carlo Angiolini)
  5. Perduta ho la pace (trans. by Luigi Balestra from Goethe's Faust)
  6. Deh, pietoso, o addolorata (trans. by Luigi Balestra from Goethe's Faust)
  1. Il tramonto (Andrea Maffei)
  2. La zingara (S. Manfredo Maggioni)
  3. Ad una stella (Maffei)
  4. Lo Spazzacamino (Felice Romani)
  5. Il Mistero (Felice Romani)
  6. Brindisi (Maffei)

Sacred works[edit]

  1. Ave Maria (1889): for mixed solo voices
  2. Stabat Mater (1897): for mixed chorus and orchestra
  3. Laudi alla Vergine Maria (1888): for female voices
  4. Te Deum (1896): for double chorus and orchestra

Other sacred works[edit]

  • Tantum ergo in G major
  • Tantum ergo in G major
  • Tantum ergo in F major
  • Messa in E flat major
  • Laudate pueri in G major
  • Qui tollis in F major

Other vocal works (secular)[edit]

Instrumental, orchestral, chamber works[edit]

Piano

  • Romanza senza parole (written 1844, published 1865)
  • Valzer (written by Verdi for piano, but not published until 1963 when Nino Rota adapted it for orchestra in his score for Luchino Visconti's film The Leopard)

Orchestral

  • Sinfonia in B flat major
  • Sinfonia in C major
  • Sinfonia del M. Verdi in D major
  • with Giacomo Mori, Canto di Virginia Con Variazioni per Oboe Composte con accomp.to d’Orchestra quintetto

Chamber

References[edit]

Notes

  1. ^ Budden, Vol. 2, p.369
  2. ^ a b Pitou, p. 1333
  3. ^ Budden, Vol. 2, p. 107
  4. ^ Walker, p. 417
  5. ^ Opera Stanford

Sources

  • Budden, Julian (1984), The Operas of Verdi, Vol. 2. London: Cassell, Ltd., 1984, pp. 360–423 ISBN 0-304-31059-X
  • Budden, Julian (1984), The Operas of Verdi, Vol. 3: From Don Carlos to Falstaff. London: Cassell. ISBN 0-304-30740-8.
  • Pitou, Spire (1990). The Paris Opéra: An Encyclopedia of Operas, Ballets, Composers, and Performers. Growth and Grandeur, 1815–1914. New York: Greenwood Press. ISBN 978-0-313-26218-0.
  • Walker, Frank, The Man Verdi, New York: Knopf, 1962; Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1982 ISBN 0-226-87132-0
  • Rizzo, Dino, Verdi filarmonico e Maestro dei filarmonici bussetani, Parma, Istituto nazionale di Studi verdiani, 2005, Premio Rotary Club “Giuseppe Verdi” - 6. ISBN 88-85065-26-0