List of operas by Rossini

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This is a list of the operas of the Italian composer Gioachino Rossini (1792–1868). See List of compositions by Gioachino Rossini for his other works.

List of operas composed[edit]

Title Genre Acts Libretto Premiere date Place, opera house
Demetrio e Polibio dramma serio 2 acts ViganoVincenzina Vigano-Mombelli, possibly after Metastasio 1812-05-1818 May 1812
(composed 1806-1809)
Rome, Teatro Valle
La cambiale di matrimonio farsa comica 1 act RossiGaetano Rossi, after Camillo Federici and Giuseppe Checcherini's libretto (1807) for Carlo Coccia 1810-11-033 November 1810 Venice, Teatro San Moisè
equivocoL'equivoco stravagante dramma giocoso 2 acts GasbarriGaetano Gasbarri 1811-10-2626 October 1811 Bologna, Teatro del Corso
ingannoL'inganno felice farsa 1 act FoppaGiuseppe Maria Foppa, after Giuseppe Palomba's libretto (1798) for Giovanni Paisiello 1812-01-088 January 1812 Venice, Teatro San Moisè
Ciro in Babilonia,
ossia La caduta di Baldassare
dramma con cori 2 acts AventiFrancesco Aventi 1812-03-1414 March 1812 Ferrara, Teatro comunale di Ferrara
scalaLa scala di seta farsa comica 1 act FoppaGiuseppe Maria Foppa, after François-Antoine-Eugène de Planard's libretto (1808) for Pierre Gaveaux 1812-05-099 May 1812 Venice, Teatro San Moisè
pietraLa pietra del paragone melodramma giocoso 2 acts Romanelli, L.Luigi Romanelli 1812-09-2626 September 1812 Milan, Teatro alla Scala
L'occasione fa il ladro,
ossia Il cambio della valigia
burletta per musica 1 act PrividaliLuigi Prividali, after Le prétendu sans le savoir (1810) by Eugène Scribe 1812-11-2424 November 1812 Venice, Teatro San Moisè
signorIl signor Bruschino,
ossia Il figlio per azzardo
farsa giocoso 1 act FoppaGiuseppe Maria Foppa, after Le fils par hasard (1809) by René Alissan de Chazet and Maurice Ourry 1813-01-2727 January 1813 Venice, Teatro San Moisè
Tancredi melodramma eroico 2 acts RossiGaetano Rossi, after Voltaire;
revised by Luigi Lechi
1813-02-066 February 1813;
revised version: 21 March 1813
Venice, Teatro La Fenice;
revised version: Ferrara
italianaL'italiana in Algeri dramma giocoso 2 acts AnelliAngelo Anelli, originally written (1808) for Luigi Mosca 1813-05-2222 May 1813 Venice, Teatro San Benedetto
Aureliano in Palmira dramma serio 2 acts G.F.R.G.F.R. (attributed to Felice Romani, possibly in collaboration with Luigi Romanelli, or Gian Francesco Romanelli[1]), after Gaetano Sertor 1813-12-2626 December 1813 Milan, Teatro alla Scala
turcoIl turco in Italia dramma buffo 2 acts RomaniFelice Romani, after Caterino Mazzolà's libretto (1788) for Franz Seydelmann 1814-08-1414 August 1814 Milan, Teatro alla Scala
Sigismondo dramma 2 acts FoppaGiuseppe Maria Foppa 1814-12-2626 December 1814 Venice, Teatro La Fenice
Elisabetta, regina d'Inghilterra dramma 2 acts SchmidtGiovanni Schmidt, after Carlo Federici and Sophia Lee 1815-10-044 October 1815 Naples, Teatro di San Carlo
Torvaldo e Dorliska dramma semiserio 2 acts SterbiniCesare Sterbini, after Jean-Baptiste de Coudry's Vie et amours du chevalier de Faubles (1790) and other libretti based on this work such as Claude-François Fillette-Loraux's libretto (1791) for Luigi Cherubini and Francesco Gonella's libretto for (1796) Simon Mayr and Ferdinando Paer 1815-12-2626 December 1815 Rome, Teatro Valle
BarberIl barbiere di Siviglia,
ossia L'inutile precauzione

(initially titled Almaviva)
commedia 2 acts SterbiniCesare Sterbini, after Beaumarchais and Giuseppe Petrosellini's libretto (1782) for Giovanni Paisiello 1816-02-2020 February 1816 Rome, Teatro Argentina
gazzettaLa gazzetta,
ossia Il matrimonio per concorso
dramma (opera buffa) 2 acts PalombaGiuseppe Palomba (revised by Andrea Leone Tottola), after Il matrimonio per concorso (1763) by Carlo Goldoni 1816-09-2626 September 1816 Naples, Teatro de' Fiorentini
Otello,
ossia Il Moro di Venezia
dramma 3 acts BerioFrancesco Maria Berio di Salsa, after the play by William Shakespeare 1816-12-044 December 1816 Naples, Teatro del Fondo
CenerentolaLa Cenerentola,
ossia La bontà in trionfo
dramma giocoso 2 acts FerrettiJacopo Ferretti, after Cendrillon (1698) by Charles Perrault and several libretti derived from it such as Charles-Guillaume Etienne's libretto for Nicolas Isouard (1810) and Francesco Fiorini's libretto for Stefano Pavesi's Agatina (1814) 1817-01-2525 January 1817 Rome, Teatro Valle
gazzaLa gazza ladra melodramma 2 acts GherardiniGiovanni Gherardini, after La Pie voleuse (1815) by Jean-Marie-Théodore Baudouin d'Aubigny and Louis-Charles Caigniez 1817-05-3131 May 1817 Milan, Teatro alla Scala
Armida dramma 3 acts SchmidtGiovanni Schmidt, after Gerusalemme liberata by Torquato Tasso 1817-11-1111 November 1817 Naples, Teatro di San Carlo
Adelaide di Borgogna,
ossia Ottone, re d'Italia
dramma 2 acts SchmidtGiovanni Schmidt 1817-12-2727 December 1817 Rome, Teatro Argentina
Mosè in Egitto azione tragico-sacra 3 acts TottolaAndrea Leone Tottola, after L'Osiride (1760) by Francesco Ringhieri 1818-03-055 March 1818 Naples, Teatro di San Carlo
Adina,
ossia Il califfo di Bagdad
farsa 1 act BevilacquaGherardo Bevilacqua-Aldobrandini, possibly after Felice Romani's libretto Il Califfo e la schiava for Francesco Basily (1819) 1826-06-2222 June 1826
(composed 1818)
Lisbon, Teatro Reale di San Carlo
Ricciardo e Zoraide dramma 2 acts BerioFrancesco Maria Berio di Salsa, after the poem Ricciardetto by Niccolò Forteguerri 1818-12-033 December 1818 Naples, Teatro di San Carlo
Ermione azione tragica 2 acts TottolaAndrea Leone Tottola, after Andromaque (1667) by Jean Racine 1819-03-2727 March 1819 Naples, Teatro di San Carlo
Eduardo e Cristina
(sometimes titled Edoardo e Cristina)
dramma 2 acts SchmidtGiovanni Schmidt (originally written [1810] for Stefano Pavesi), revised for Rossini by Gherardo Bevilacqua-Aldobrandini and Andrea Leone Tottola 1819-04-2424 April 1819 Venice, Teatro San Benedetto
donnaLa donna del lago melodramma 2 acts TottolaAndrea Leone Tottola, after The Lady of the Lake by Sir Walter Scott 1819-10-2424 October 1819 Naples, Teatro di San Carlo
Bianca e Falliero,
ossia Il consiglio dei tre
melodramma 2 acts RomaniFelice Romani, after Blanche et Montcassin by Antoine-Vincent Arnault 1819-12-2626 December 1819 Milan, Teatro alla Scala
Maometto II
(revised 1822)
dramma 2 acts della ValleCesare della Valle, possibly after Felice Romani;[2]
revised by Gaetano Rossi
1820-12-033 December 1820;
revised version: 26 December 1822
Naples, Teatro di San Carlo;
revised version: Venice, Teatro La Fenice
Matilde di Shabran,
ossia Bellezza e Cuor di Ferro

(also titled Matilde Shabran [initially], Bellezza e Cuor di Ferro [Naples, 1821] and Corradino [Milan, also 1821])
melodramma giocoso 2 acts FerrettiJacopo Ferretti, after François-Benoît Hoffman's libretto Euphrosine, ou Le tyran corrigé (1790) for Étienne Méhul and Jacques-Marie Boutet de Monvel (1798), derived from Voltaire 1821-02-2424 February 1821 Rome, Teatro Apollo
Zelmira dramma 2 acts TottolaAndrea Leone Tottola, after Zelmire (1762) by Dormont de Belloy 1822-02-1616 February 1822 Naples,[3] Teatro di San Carlo
Semiramide melodramma tragico 2 acts RossiGaetano Rossi, after Voltaire[4] 1823-02-033 February 1823 Venice, Teatro La Fenice
Ugo, re d'Italia
(unfinished)
dramma? 3? acts RossiGaetano Rossi? 1823-00-00not performed
(composed 1823-1824)
intended for London
viaggioIl viaggio a Reims,
ossia L'albergo del Giglio d'Oro
dramma giocoso 3 acts;
now usually 1 act
BalocchiLuigi Balocchi, after Corinne, ou L'Italie by Madame de Staël 1825-06-1919 June 1825 Paris, Théâtre national de l'Opéra-Comique
siègeLe siège de Corinthe
(revision of Maometto secondo)
tragédie lyrique 3 acts BalocchiLuigi Balocchi and Alexandre Soumet, after the libretto for Maometto II 1826-10-099 October 1826 Paris Opéra, Salle Le Peletier
Moïse et Pharaon,
ou Le passage de la mer rouge

(revision of Mosè in Egitto)
opéra 4 acts BalocchiLuigi Balocchi and Victor-Joseph Étienne de Jouy, after the libretto for Mosè in Egitto 1827-03-2626 March 1827 Paris Opéra, Salle Le Peletier
comteLe comte Ory opéra (opéra comique) 2 acts ScribeEugène Scribe and Charles-Gaspard Delestre-Poirson 1828-08-2020 August 1828 Paris Opéra, Salle Le Peletier
TellGuillaume Tell opéra 4 acts JouyVictor-Joseph-Ėtienne de Jouy, Hippolyte-Louis-Florent Bis and Armand Marrast, after Friedrich Schiller[5] 1829-08-033 August 1829 Paris Opéra, Salle Le Peletier

Works derived from Rossini operas with the composer's permission[edit]

Title Genre Acts Libretto Premiere date Place, theatre
Ivanhoé
(consists entirely of music taken from earlier Rossini operas by Antonio Pacini)
pastiche 3 acts Emile Deschamps and Gabriel-Gustave de Wailly, after Walter Scott's Ivanhoe 1826-09-1515 September 1826 Paris, Odéon
Robert Bruce
(adapted by Louis Niedermeyer from La donna del lago, Zelmira, Bianca e Falliero, Torvaldo e Dorliska and Armida)
pastiche 3 acts Jean-Nicolas van Nieuwenhuysen and Alphonse Royer 1846-12-3030 December 1846 Paris Opéra, Salle Le Peletier

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Richard Osborne 2007, p. 216, credits Romani, while Charles Osborne 1994, p. 38, credits Romanelli. See Aureliano in Palmira for more details.
  2. ^ The libretto is stated to have been derived from della Valle's own play Anna Erisso (1820) but may have come from Romani's libretto Maometto (1817) for Peter von Winter. Others have erroneously stated Voltaire's Le Fanatisme ou Mahomet le Prophète as a potential source.
  3. ^ The opera was originally intended for performance in Vienna.
  4. ^ The libretto may also have been derived from one by Metastasio, which Rossi used for Semramide riconosciuta by Giacomo Meyerbeer.
  5. ^ The composer and Adolphe Crémieux have also been credited for the libretto (Sadie, 2006, p. 270).

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