List of operas by Donizetti

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This is a list of the operas by the Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti (1797–1848).

Title[1] Genre Sub­divi­sions Libretto Premiere date[2] Place, theatre Notes
PigmalioneIl Pigmalione scena drammatica 1 act   1960-10-1313 October 1960, completed 1816 Bergamo, Teatro Donizetti  
Olimpiade     Metastasio's L'Olimpiade 1817-00-00incomplete, composed 1817[3]  
IraL'ira di Achille   1 act   1817-00-00incomplete, composed 1817[4]  
Enrico di Borgogna melodramma 2 acts Merelli01Bartolomeo Merelli 1818-11-1414 November 1818 Venice, Teatro San Luca  
FolliaUna follia farsa 1 act Merelli02Bartolomeo Merelli 1818-12-1717 December 1818, lost Venice, Teatro San Luca
PiccioliI piccioli virtuosi ambulanti opera buffa 1 act   1819-00-001819[5]   pasticcio performed by Mayr's students
FalegnameIl falegname di Livonia, o Pietro il grande, czar delle Russie opera buffa 2 acts BevilacquaGherardo Bevilacqua-Aldobrandini 1819-12-2626 December 1819 Venice, Teatro San Samuele  
NozzeLe nozze in villa opera buffa 2 acts Merelli03Bartolomeo Merelli 1820-12-00carnival 1820–1821, completed 1819 Mantua, Teatro Vecchio  
Zoraida di Granata melodramma heroico 2 acts Merelli04Bartolomeo Merelli; revised for Rome 1824 by Jacopo Ferretti[6] 1822-01-2828 January 1822 Rome, Teatro Argentina, rev. 7 January 1824 at the same theatre  
ZingaraLa zingara dramma 2 acts Tottola01Andrea Leone Tottola 1822-05-1212 May 1822 Naples, Teatro Nuovo  
LetteraLa lettera anonima dramma per musica 1 act GenoinoGiulio Genoino (it) 1822-06-2929 June 1822 Naples, Teatro del Fondo  
Chiara e Serafina, o Il pirata melodramma semiserio 2 acts Romani01Felice Romani, after Pixérécourt's La cisterne 1822-10-2626 October 1822 Milan, La Scala  
Alfredo il grande dramma per musica 2 acts Tottola02Andrea Leone Tottola 1823-07-022 July 1823 Naples, Teatro di San Carlo  
FortunatoIl fortunato inganno dramma giocoso 2 acts Tottola03Andrea Leone Tottola 1823-09-033 September 1823 Naples, Teatro Nuovo  
AjoL'ajo nell'imbarazzo
[see also Don Gregorio]
melodramma giocoso 2 acts Ferretti01Jacopo Ferretti, after Giovanni Giraud's comedy 1824-02-044 February 1824 Rome, Teatro Valle  
Emilia di Liverpool
[see also L'eremitaggio di Liverpool]
dramma semiserio 2 acts anonymous, after S. Scatizzi's Emilia de Laverpaut 1824-07-2828 July 1824 Naples, Teatro Nuovo  
Alahor in Granata dramma 2 acts AM. A. 1826-01-077 January 1826 Palermo, Teatro Carolino  
Don Gregorio
[rev of L'ajo nell'imbarazzo]
melodramma giocoso 2 acts Ferretti02Jacopo Ferretti 1826-06-1111 June 1826 Naples, Teatro Nuovo  
Elvida dramma 1 act Giovanni F. Schmidt[7] 1826-07-066 July 1826 Naples, Teatro di San Carlo  
Gabriella di Vergy tragedia lirica 3 acts Tottola04Andrea Leone Tottola, after Pierre de Belloy 1869-11-2929 November 1869, completed 1826 Naples, Teatro di San Carlo  
Olivo e Pasquale melodramma 2 acts Ferretti03Jacopo Ferretti, after Simeone Antonio Sografi 1827-01-077 January 1827 Rome, Teatro Valle  
Otto mesi in due ore, ossia Gli esiliati in Siberia opera romantica 3 acts Gilardoni01Domenico Gilardoni, after Pixérécourt's La fille de l'exilé 1827-05-1313 May 1827 Naples, Teatro Nuovo  
BorgomastroIl borgomastro di Saardam melodramma giocoso 2 acts Gilardoni02Domenico Gilardoni, after Mélesville, Jean-Toussaint Merle(fr) and Eugène Cantiran de Boirie(fr) 1827-08-1919 August 1827 Naples, Teatro del Fondo  
Convenienze teatraliLe convenienze teatrali
[see also Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali]
farsa 1 act Donizetti01Gaetano Donizetti, after Simeone Antonio Sografi 1827-11-2121 November 1827 Naples, Teatro Nuovo  
EsuleL'esule di Roma, ossia Il proscritto melodramma eroico 2 acts Gilardoni03Domenico Gilardoni, after Luigi Marchionni's Il proscritto romano 1828-01-011 January 1828 Naples, Teatro di San Carlo  
EremitaggioL'eremitaggio di Liverpool
[rev of Emilia di Liverpool][8]
melodramma semiserio[9] 2 acts CheccheriniGiuseppe Checcherini, after Scatizzi 1828-03-088 March 1828 Naples, Teatro Nuovo  
Alina, regina di Golconda melodramma 2 acts Romani02Felice Romani, after Sedaine's libretto for Monsigny's opera-ballet Aline, reine de Golconde[10] 1828-05-1212 May 1828 Genoa, Teatro Carlo Felice  
Gianni di Calais melodramma semiserio 3 acts Gilardoni04Domenico Gilardoni, after a novel by Arlincourt[11] 1828-08-022 August 1828 Naples, Teatro del Fondo  
PariaIl paria melodramma 2 acts Gilardoni05Domenico Gilardoni, after Delavigne 1829-01-1212 January 1829 Naples, Teatro di San Carlo  
GiovediIl giovedì grasso, o Il nuovo Pourceaugnac farsa[12] 1 act Gilardoni06Domenico Gilardoni 1829-02-2626 February 1829 Naples, Teatro del Fondo  
CastelloElisabetta al castello di Kenilworth melodramma 3 acts Tottola05Andrea Leone Tottola, after Scribe's Leicester and Hugo's Amy Robsart 1829-07-066 July 1829 Naples, Teatro di San Carlo  
Alina, regina di Golconda [rev] melodramma 2 acts Romani03Felice Romani, after Sedaine 1829-10-1010 October 1829 Rome, Teatro Valle[10]  
PazziI pazzi per progetto farsa[13] 1 act Gilardoni07Domenico Gilardoni 1830-02-066 February 1830 Naples, Teatro di San Carlo  
DiluvioIl diluvio universale azione tragica-sacra 3 acts Gilardoni08Domenico Gilardoni, after Byron's Heaven and Earth and Francesco Ringhieri's tragedy Il diluvio 1830-03-066 March 1830[14] Naples, Teatro di San Carlo  
Imelda de' Lambertazzi melodramma tragico 2 acts Tottola06Andrea Leone Tottola 1830-09-055 September 1830 Naples, Teatro di San Carlo  
Anna Bolena tragedia lirica 2 acts Romani04Felice Romani, after Pindemonte's tragedy Enrico VIII, ossia Anna Bolena and Alessandro Pepoli's Anna Bolena[15] 1830-12-2626 December 1830 Milan, Teatro Carcano  
Gianni di Parigi melodramma comico[16] 2 acts Romani05Felice Romani, after Saint-Just's(fr) libretto for Boieldieu's opéra-comique Jean de Paris 1831-04-9910 September 1839, composed c. 1828–1831[17] Milan, La Scala  
Convenienze edLe convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali
[rev of Le convenienze teatrali]
dramma giocoso 2 acts Donizetti01bDonizetti, after Sografi 1831-04-2020 April 1831 Milan, Teatro alla Canobbiana  
Francesca di Foix melodramma 1 act Gilardoni09Domenico Gilardoni, after a libretto by Jean-Nicolas Bouilly and Emmanuel Mercier-Dupaty for Henri Montan Berton's 3-act opéra-comique Françoise de Foix.[18] 1831-05-3030 May 1831 Naples, Teatro di San Carlo  
RomanzieraLa romanziera e l'uomo nero
(or La romanzesca e l'uomo nero)
farsa 1 act Gilardoni10Domenico Gilardoni 1831-06-1818 June 1831 Naples, Teatro del Fondo (arias and ensembles survive but spoken dialogue is lost)  
Fausta melodramma 2 acts Gilardoni11Domenico Gilardoni and Donizetti 1832-01-1212 January 1832 Naples, Teatro di San Carlo  
Ugo, conte di Parigi tragedia lirica 4 acts Romani06Felice Romani, after Hippolyte-Louis-Florent Bis: Blanche d'Aquitaine 1832-03-1313 March 1832 Milan, La Scala  
ElisirL'elisir d'amore melodramma giocoso 2 acts Romani07Felice Romani, after Scribe's libretto for Auber's Le philtre 1832-05-1212 May 1832 Milan, Teatro alla Canobbiana  
Sancia di Castiglia tragedia lirica 2 acts SalatinoPietro Salatino 1832-11-044 November 1832 Naples, Teatro di San Carlo  
FuriosoIl furioso all'isola di San Domingo melodramma 2 acts Ferretti04Jacopo Ferretti, after an anonymous play on Cervantes' Don Quixote 1833-01-022 January 1833 Rome, Teatro Valle  
Otto mesi in due ore [rev] opera romantica 3 acts AlcozerAntonio Alcozer after Domenico Gilardoni 1833-01-991833 Livorno  
Parisina melodramma 3 acts Romani08Felice Romani, after Byron 1833-03-1717 March 1833 Florence, Teatro della Pergola  
Torquato Tasso melodramma 3 acts Ferretti05Jacopo Ferretti 1833-09-099 September 1833 Rome, Teatro Valle  
Lucrezia0Lucrezia Borgia melodramma 2.1prologue & 2 acts Romani09Felice Romani, after Victor Hugo 1833-12-2626 December 1833 Milan, La Scala  
DiluvioIl diluvio universale [rev] azione tragico-sacra 3 acts Gilardoni08banonymous, after Domenico Gilardoni 1834-01-1717 January 1834 Genoa, Teatro Carlo Felice  
Rosmonda d'Inghilterra melodramma serio 2 acts Romani10Felice Romani 1834-02-2727 February 1834 Florence, Teatro della Pergola  
MariaMaria Stuarda tragedia lirica 2 acts (or 3) BardariGiuseppe Bardari, after Andrea Maffei's translation of Schiller[19] 1835-12-3030 December 1835 (in 3 acts), completed August 1834 Milan, La Scala  
BuondelmonteBuondelmonte
[rev of Maria Stuarda]
tragedia lirica 2 acts SalatinoPietro Salatino 1834-10-1818 October 1834 Naples, Teatro di San Carlo  
Gemma di Vergy tragedia lirica 2 acts Bidera01Giovanni Emanuele Bidera (it), after the play Charles VII by Dumas[20] 1834-12-2626 December 1834 Milan, La Scala  
Marino Faliero tragedia lirica 3 acts Bidera02Giovanni Emanuele Bidera with revisions by Agostino Ruffini, after Casimir Delavigne's adaptation of Byron's play Marino Faliero, Doge of Venice[20] 1835-03-1212 March 1835 Paris, Théâtre-Italien  
Lucia di Lammermoor
[see also Lucie de Lammermoor]
dramma tragico 3 acts Cammarano01Salvadore Cammarano, after Walter Scott's The Bride of Lammermoor 1835-09-2626 September 1835 Naples, Teatro di San Carlo  
Belisario tragedia lirica 3 acts Cammarano02Salvadore Cammarano, after Eduard von Schenk as translated by Luigi Marchionni 1836-02-044 February 1836 Venice, La Fenice  
CampanelloIl campanello di notte melodramma giocoso 1 act Donizetti02Donizetti, after the vaudeville La sonnette de nuit by Léon Levy Brunswick (Léon Lhérie), Mathieu-Barthélmy Troin, and Victor Lhérie 1836-06-011 June 1836 Naples, Teatro Nuovo  
Betly0Betly, o La capanna svizzera dramma giocoso 1 act Donizetti03Donizetti, after Scribe's and Mélesville's libretto for Adam's Le chalet 1836-08-2121 August 1836 Naples, Teatro Nuovo  
assedioL'assedio di Calais dramma lirico 3 acts Cammarano03Salvadore Cammarano, after Pierre de Belloy 1836-11-1919 November 1836 Naples, Teatro di San Carlo  
Pia0Pia de' Tolomei tragedia lirica 2 acts Cammarano04aSalvadore Cammarano, after Bartolomeo Sestini, and Dante's La commedia 1837-02-1818 February 1837 Venice, Teatro Apollo  
Pia1Pia de' Tolomei [rev] tragedia lirica 2 acts Cammarano04bSalvadore Cammarano, after Bartolomeo Sestini, and Dante's La commedia 1837-07-3131 July 1837 Sinigaglia  
Betly1Betly [rev] dramma giocoso 1 act Donizetti03bDonizetti 1837-09-2929 September 1837 Naples, Teatro del Fondo  
Roberto Devereux tragedia lirica 3 acts Cammarano04Salvadore Cammarano, after François Ancelot's tragedy Elisabeth d'Angleterre 1837-10-2828 October 1837 Naples, Teatro di San Carlo  
Maria de Rudenz dramma tragico 3 acts Cammarano05Salvadore Cammarano, after the play La nonne sanglante by Anicet-Bourgeois, Cuvelier and Maillan 1838-01-3030 January 1838 Venice, La Fenice  
Gabriella di Vergy [rev] tragedia lirica 2 acts Tottola04bAndrea Leone Tottola, after Pierre de Belloy 1978-08-00August 1978 recording, composed 1838 London  
Poliuto1Poliuto
[see also Les martyrs]
tragedia lirica 3 acts Cammarano06Salvadore Cammarano, after Pierre Corneille 1838-01-9130 November 1848, completed July 1838 Naples, Teatro di San Carlo  
Pia2Pia de' Tolomei [rev 2] tragedia lirica 2 acts Cammarano04canonymous revision of Cammarano's libretto 1838-05-00May 1838[21] Rome, Teatro Argentina[21]  
Lucie de Lammermoor
[rev of Lucia di Lammermoor, in French]
grand opéra[22] 3 acts (or 4)[22] Royer01Alphonse Royer and Gustave Vaëz, after the Italian libretto 1839-08-066 August 1839 Paris, Théâtre de la Renaissance  
Duc1Le duc d'Albe
[see also Il duca d'Alba]
grand opéra 4 acts DuveyrierCharles Duveyrier and Eugène Scribe 1839-10-00incomplete, composed 1839[23]    
AngeL'ange de Nisida
[see also La favorite]
opera semiseria 4 parts Royer02Alphonse Royer and Gustave Vaëz 1839-12-27unperformed, completed 27 December 1839[24]    
Lucrezia1Lucrezia Borgia [rev] dramma per musica 2.1prologue & 2 acts Romani11Felice Romani, after Victor Hugo 1840-01-1111 January 1840 Milan, La Scala  
Poliuto2Les martyrs
[rev of Poliuto, in French]
grand opéra 4 acts Scribe01Eugène Scribe's revision and expansion of Cammarano's original libretto 1840-04-1010 April 1840 Paris Opera, Salle Le Peletier  
FilleLa fille du régiment opéra comique 2 acts BayardJean-François-Alfred Bayard and Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint Georges 1840-02-1111 February 1840 Paris, Opéra-Comique  
Lucrezia2Lucrezia Borgia [rev 2] dramma per musica 2.1prologue & 2 acts Romani12Felice Romani, after Victor Hugo 1840-10-3131 October 1840 Paris, Théâtre-Italien  
FavoriteLa favorite
[rev of L'ange de Nisida]
grand opéra 4 acts Royer03Alphonse Royer, Gustave Vaëz and Eugène Scribe 1840-12-022 December 1840 Paris Opera, Salle Le Peletier  
Adelia melodramma serio 3 acts Romani13Felice Romani (Acts 1 & 2) and Girolamo Marini (Act 3), after an anonymous French play[25] 1841-02-1111 February 1841 Rome, Teatro Apollo  
Rita
(Deux hommes et une femme)
opéra-comique 1 act VaezGustave Vaëz 1860-05-077 May 1860, completed 1841 Paris, Opéra-Comique  
Maria Padilla melodramma 3 acts Rossi01Gaetano Rossi and Donizetti, after François Ancelot 1841-12-2626 December 1841 Milan, La Scala  
Linda di Chamounix melodramma semiserio 3 acts Rossi02aGaetano Rossi 1842-05-1919 May 1842 Vienna, Kärntnertortheater  
Linda di Chamounix [rev] melodramma semiserio 3 acts Rossi02bGaetano Rossi 1842-11-1717 November 1842 Paris, Théâtre-Italien  
Caterina Cornaro tragedia lirica 2 acts SaccheroGiacomo Sacchèro, after Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges' libretto for Halévy's La reine de Chypre 1844-01-1818 January 1844 Naples, Teatro di San Carlo  
Don Pasquale dramma buffo 3 acts RuffiniGiovanni Ruffini and Donizetti, after Angelo Anelli's Ser Marcantio; published with credit to "M.A."[26] 1843-01-033 January 1843 Paris, Théâtre-Italien  
Maria di Rohan melodramma tragico 3 acts Cammarano07Salvadore Cammarano, after Lockroy (J. P. Simon) and Badon's Un duel sous le Cardinal de Richelieu 1843-06-055 June 1843 Vienna, Kärntnertortheater  
Dom Sébastien, roi de Portugal grand opéra 5 acts Scribe02Eugène Scribe, after the play by Paul Foucher 1843-11-1313 November 1843 Paris Opera, Salle Le Peletier  
Dom Sebastian von Portugal
[rev of Dom Sébastien]
große Oper[27] 5 acts HerzLeo Herz's translation of Scribe's libretto 1845-02-066 February 1845 Vienna, Kärntnertortheater  
Duc2Il duca d'Alba [completion by Matteo Salvi of original Le duc d'Albe] opera 4 acts[28] ZanardiniAngelo Zanardini's revision of the original libretto by Duveyrier and Scribe 1882-03-2222 March 1882 Rome, Teatro Apollo  

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Notes

  1. ^ The information in the table is taken from Smart and Budden 2001, unless otherwise noted.
  2. ^ Operas are initially listed by date of completion of composition, which usually correlates closely with the date of the premiere. When the date of completion is significantly earlier than the date of the premiere (or there was no premiere), the date of composition is given. However, the column rows sort by the date of the premiere (or by the date of composition, if there is no premiere). To restore the initial state use the browser refresh button.
  3. ^ Olimpiade: Donizetti composed the one duet from Metastasio's famous libretto, probably during his student days for his friends. A copyist full score is located in the Museo Donizettiano, Bergamo (Ashbrook 1982, pp. 580–581).
  4. ^ L'ira di Achille: Donizetti set the first act and a duet from Act 2 scene v. The libretto, probably by Felice Romani, had previously been set by Giuseppe Nicolini (Milan, 1814). A copyist full score of a bass aria with chorus is listed in the catalog of the Museo Donizettiano, Bergamo (Ashbrook 1982, p. 580).
  5. ^ I piccioli virtuosi ambulanti was the title of one of the annual end-of-term pasticcios that were organized by the Bergamo music school's director, the composer Simon Mayr. Donizetti contributed an introduzione and a scene with aria and chorus, which he also used in Le nozze in villa (Ashbrook 1982, p. 581).
  6. ^ Allitt 1991, p. 26
  7. ^ Weinstock 1963 , p. 36: He notes that Schmidt "wrote more than one hundred librettos"
  8. ^ Osborne 1994, p. 158.
  9. ^ OCLC 498281465
  10. ^ a b Ashbrook 1982, p. 544.
  11. ^ Steiner-Isenmann 1982, p. 503; Smart and Budden 2001.
  12. ^ Ashbrook 1982, p. 547.
  13. ^ Ashbrook 1982, p. 548.
  14. ^ Smart and Budden 2001.
  15. ^ Ashbrook 1982, p. 549.
  16. ^ OCLC 40787703 and 82723197
  17. ^ Osborne 1994, p. 198.
  18. ^ Ashbrook 1982, p. 551, and Osborne 1994, p. 200. Smart & Budden 2001 and Ashbrook 1992 say Gilardoni's libretto was based on Charles Simon Favart's libretto Ninette à la cour as adapted for Louis Joseph Saint-Amans' 2-act 1791 opéra-comique.
  19. ^ Ashbrook & Hibberd 2001, p. 235.
  20. ^ a b Ashbrook & Hibberd 2001, p. 236.
  21. ^ a b Osborne 1994, p. 257.
  22. ^ a b Lucie de Lammermoor. OCLC 71624699 and 18597094.
  23. ^ Le duc d'Albe: composed April–October 1839 (Ashbrook 1982, p. 567). See also OCLC 63909833.
  24. ^ Ashbrook 1982, p. 569.
  25. ^ Ashbrook 1982, p. 571.
  26. ^ Weinstock 1963, pp. 188—189
  27. ^ Dom Sebastian von Portugal. OCLC 79789205.
  28. ^ Il duca d'Alba. OCLC 174363469.

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