List of operas by Spontini

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This is a complete list of the operas of the Italian composer Gaspare Spontini (1774–1851).

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Title Genre Sub­divisions Libretto Première date Place, theatre
puntigliLi puntigli delle donne farsetta per musica 2 acts unknownunknown 1796-03-00Carnival 1796 Rome, Pallacorda di firenze
Adelina Senese o sia l'Amore secreto dramma giocoso 2 acts BertatiGiovanni Bertati, after his libretto La principessa d'Amalfi for Joseph Weigl 1797-10-1010 October 1797 Venice, Teatro San Samuele
fintoIl finto pittore unknown unknown unknownunknown 1797-00-001797/1798; 1800 Rome (?);
Palermo, Teatro Santa Cecilia
eroismoL'eroismo ridicolo farsa per musica 1 act PiccinniDomenico Piccinni 1798-03-00Carnival 1798 Naples, Teatro Nuovo sopra Toledo
TeseoIl Teseo riconosciuto dramma per musica 2 acts GiottiCosimo Giotti 1798-05-2222 May 1798 Florence, Regio Teatro degli Intrepidi
fintaLa finta filosofa commedia per musica 2 acts PiccinniDomenico Piccinni 1799-07-011 July 1799 Naples, Teatro Nuovo
fugaLa fuga in maschera unknown 2 acts PalombaGiuseppe Palomba 1800-03-00Carnival 1800 Naples, Teatro Nuovo
quadriI quadri parlanti melodramma buffo unknown unknownunknown 1800-05-001800 Palermo, Teatro Santa Cecilia
ElisiGli Elisi delusi melodramma buffo 2 acts MontiMichelangelo Monti 1800-08-2828 August 1800 Palermo, Teatro Santa Cecilia
amantiGli amanti in cimento, o sia Il geloso audace dramma per musica 2 acts BertatiGiovanni Bertati 1801-11-033 November 1801 Rome, Teatro Valle
metamorfosiLe metamorfosi di Pasquale, o sia Tutto è illusione nel mondo farsa giocoso per musica 1 act FoppaGiuseppe Foppa 1802-03-00Carnival 1802 Venice, Teatro Giustiniani in San Moisè
petiteLa petite maison opéra comique 3 acts DieulafoyJoseph Marie Armand Michel Dieulafoy and Nicolas Gersin 1804-05-1212 May 1804 Paris, Opéra-Comique, Salle Feydeau
Milton fait historique 1 act JouyVictor-Joseph Étienne de Jouy and Joseph Marie Armand Michel Dieulafoy 1804-11-2727 November 1804 Paris, Opéra Comique, Salle Favart
Julie, ou Le pot de fleurs comédie en prose, mêlée de chants 1 act JarsAntoine Gabriel Jars 1805-03-1212 March 1805 Paris, Opéra Comique, Salle Favart
vestaleLa vestale tragédie lyrique 3 acts JouyVictor-Joseph Étienne de Jouy, after Johann Joachim Winckelmann's Monumenti antichi inediti (1767) 1807-12-1515 December 1807 (French);
26 December 1824 (Italian)
Paris, Opéra (French);
Milan, Teatro alla Scala (Italian)
Fernand Cortez ou La conquête de Mexique
(third version: Fernand Cortez oder Die Eroberung von Mexiko)
opéra 3 acts JouyVictor-Joseph Etienne de Jouy and Joseph-Alphonse d'Esménard, after Alexis Piron;
second version: revised by Victor-Joseph Etienne de Jouy;
third version: revised by Emmanuel Théaulon, translated by J. C. May;
fourth version: revised by Karl August von Lichtenstein
1809-11-28 28 November 1809;
second version: 28 May 1817;
third version: 6 April 1824;
fourth version: 26 February 1832
Paris, Opéra (first and second versions);
Berlin, Königliches Opernhaus (third and fourth versions)
Pélage, ou Le roi et la paix opéra 2 acts JouyVictor-Joseph Etienne de Jouy 1814-08-2323 August 1814 Paris, Opéra
dieuxLes dieux rivaux, ou Les fêtes de Cythère
(Together with Rudolphe Kreutzer, Louis-Luc Loiseau de Persius and Henri Montan Berton)
opéra-ballet 1 act DieulafoyJoseph Marie Armand Michel Dieulafoy and Charles Brifaut 1816-06-2121 June 1816 Paris, Opéra
Olimpie;
second version, in German, as Olimpia;
third version, again in French, as Olimpie
tragédie lyrique 3 acts DieulafoyJoseph Marie Armand Michel Dieulafoy and Charles Brifaut, after Voltaire;
second version translated and revised by E. T. A. Hoffmann
1819-12-2222 December 1819;
second version: 14 May 1821;
third version: 28 February 1826
Paris, Opéra (first and third versions);
Berlin, Königliches Opernhaus (second version)
Nurmahal, oder das Rosenfest von Caschmir lyrisches Drama mit Ballet 2 acts HerklotsCarl Alexander Herklots, after Thomas Moore's Lalla Rookh 1822-05-2727 May 1822 Berlin, Königliches Opernhaus
Alcidor Zauberoper mit Ballet 3 acts LambertMarie-Emmanuel-Guillaume Théaulon de Lambert and C. Nutty, after Rochon de Chabannes;
German translation by Carl Alexander Herklots
1825-05-2323 May 1825 (to celebrate the marriage of Prince Frederick of the Netherlands and Princess Louise of Prussia on 21 May 1825) Berlin, Königliches Opernhaus
Agnes von Hohenstaufen lyrisches Drama 3 acts[N 1] RaupachErnst Raupach (first and second versions);
revised by Karl August von Lichtenstein and the composer (third version)
1827-05-2828 May 1827 (first version, consisting of the first act only);
12 June 1829 (second version in 3 acts);
6 December 1837 (third version in 3 acts)
Berlin, Königliches Opernhaus (all versions)
  1. ^ originally planned for 2 acts

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