Wikipedia:Naming conventions (operas)
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|This guideline documents an English Wikipedia naming convention. It is a generally accepted standard that editors should attempt to follow, though it is best treated with common sense, and occasional exceptions may apply. Any substantive edit to this page should reflect consensus. When in doubt, discuss first on the talk page.|
- The name of the opera should be in its original language except:
- In order to avoid ambiguity, the word opera is added to the title in parentheses, so for example Macbeth (opera) refers to the work by Verdi to distinguish it from Macbeth which is the play by Shakespeare.
- If there are two (or more) operas with the same title, the second (and subsequent) works take the name(s) of the composer(s) in parentheses, so for example Otello (Rossini) is differentiated from the more famous opera of Verdi which is simply Otello.