List of operas by Hindemith

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This is a list of the operas written by the German composer Paul Hindemith (1895–1963).

Title Genre Sub­divisions Libretto Première date Place, theatre
Mörder, Hoffnung der Frauen opera 1 act KokoschkaOskar Kokoschka 1921-06-044 June 1921 Stuttgart, Landestheater
NuschDas Nusch-Nuschi opera 1 act BleiFranz Blei 1921-06-044 June 1921 Stuttgart, Landestheater
Sancta Susanna opera 1 act StrammAugust Stramm 1922-03-2626 March 1922 Frankfurt, Alte Oper
Cardillac opera 3 acts LionFerdinand Lion after E. T. A. Hoffmann's Das Fraülein von Scuderi (revised by Hindemith, 1952) 1926-11-099 November 1926;
revised version: 20 June 1952
Dresden, Staatsoper;
revised version: Zurich, Stadttheater
Hin und zurück Sketch mit Musik 011 scene SchifferMarcellus Schiffer 1927-07-1515 July 1927 Baden-Baden, Theater der Stadt
Neues vom Tage lustige Oper 3 parts SchifferMarcellus Schiffer (revised by Hindemith, 1954) 1929-06-088 June 1929;
revised version: 7 April 1954
Berlin, Kroll Opera House;
revised version: Naples, Teatro di San Carlo
Lehrstück music theatre work BrechtBertolt Brecht 1929-07-2828 July 1929 Baden-Baden, Stadthalle
Wir bauen eine Stadt Spiel für Kinder SeitzR Seitz 1930-06-2121 June 1930 Berlin
Mathis der Maler opera 7 scenes Hindemithcomposer 1938-05-2828 May 1938 Zurich
HarmonieDie Harmonie der Welt opera 5 acts Hindemithcomposer 1957-08-1111 August 1957 Munich, Prinzregententheater
LongThe Long Christmas Dinner opera 1 act WilderThornton Wilder 1963-03-1313 March 1963 New York, Juilliard School of Music

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