List of operas by Antonio Vivaldi

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This is a complete list of operas by Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741). He claimed to have composed 94 operas, but fewer than 50 titles have been identified, of which the scores of only 20 or so survive, wholly or in part. Moreover, the practice of reviving works under a different title and of creating pasticci has confused musicologists.

All of Vivaldi's operatic works are described as dramma per musica, roughly equivalent to opera seria.

Key:
music completely lost
music preserved (at least in part)
RV Title Libretto Première date Place, theatre Notes
729 Ottone in villa Domenico Lalli May 1713 Vicenza, Teatro di Piazza
727 Orlando finto pazzo Grazio Braccioli November 1714 Venice, Teatro Sant'Angelo
819 Orlando furioso 1714 Venice, Teatro San Angelo part survives in manuscript, parts later reworked in RV 728 q.v.
724 Nerone fatto Cesare Matteo Noris Carnival 1715 Venice, Teatro Sant’Angelo pasticcio (Francesco Gasparini, Giuseppe Maria Orlandini, Carlo Francesco Pollarolo, Vivaldi)
706 La costanza trionfante degl'amori e de gl'odii Antonio Marchi Carnival 1716 Venice, Teatro San Moisè reworked as Artabano, re dei Parti (RV 701) in 1718, then as Doriclea (RV 708) in 1732
700 Arsilda, regina di Ponto Domenico Lalli 27 or 28 October 1716 Venice, Teatro Sant'Angelo
719 L'incoronazione di Dario Adriano Morselli 23 January 1717 Venice, Teatro Sant'Angelo
737 Tieteberga Antonio Maria Lucchini 16 October 1717 Venice, Teatro San Moisè
Anh 58 Il vinto trionfante del vincitore Antonio Marchi Autumn 1717 Venice, Teatro Sant’Angelo pasticcio, possibly with some music by Vivaldi
701 Artabano, re dei Parti Antonio Marchi Carnival 1718 Venice, Teatro San Moisè reworking of La costanza trionfante (RV 706)
699 Armida al campo d'Egitto Giovanni Palazzi Carnival 1718 Venice, Teatro San Moisè. Further performances in Venice on 26 December 1730 and 12 February 1738.[1] reworked as Gl’inganni per vendetta (RV 720) in 1720
732 Scanderbeg Antonio Salvi 22 June 1718 Florence, Teatro della Pergola
736 Teuzzone Apostolo Zeno 28 December 1718 Mantua, Teatro Arciducale
738 Tito Manlio Matteo Noris Carnival 1719 Mantua, Teatro Arciducale
778 Tito Manlio Matteo Noris Carnival 1720 Rome, Teatro della Pace pasticcio. Act III only by Vivaldi.
704 La Candace, o siano Li veri amici Francesco Silvani and Domenico Lalli Carnival 1720 Mantua, Teatro Arciducale
720 Gl’inganni per vendetta Giovanni Palazzi or Domenico Lalli 1720 Vicenza, Teatro delle Grazie[2][3] reworking of Armida al campo d’Egitto (RV 699)
739 La verità in cimento Giovanni Palazzi 26 October (?) 1720 Venice, Teatro Sant'Angelo
715 Filippo re di Macedonia Domenico Lalli 27 December 1720 Venice, Teatro Sant’Angelo pasticcio
734 La Silvia Enrico Bissari 28 August 1721 Milan, Reggio Ducale
710 Ercole su'l Termodonte Giacomo Francesco Bussani January 1723 Rome, Teatro Capranica
717 Giustino Nicolò Beregan / Pietro Pariati Carnival 1724 Rome, Teatro Capranica
740 La virtù trionfante dell’amore, e dell’odio, overo Il Tigrane Francesco Silvani Carnival 1724 Rome, Teatro Capranica pasticcio (only Act II by Vivaldi)
721 L’inganno trionfante in amore Matteo Noris Autumn 1725 Venice, Teatro Sant'Angelo
707 Cunegonda Agostino Piovene 29 January 1726 Venice, Teatro Sant'Angelo
712 La fede tradita e vendicata Francesco Silvani 16 February 1726 Venice, Teatro Sant'Angelo
Anh 55 La tirannia castigata Francesco Silvani Carnival 1726 Prague, Sporck Theater
709 Dorilla in Tempe Antonio Maria Lucchini 9 November 1726 Venice, Teatro Sant’Angelo pasticcio
722 Ipermestra Antonio Salvi 25 January 1727 Florence, Teatro della Pergola
711 Farnace Antonio Maria Lucchini 10 February 1727 Venice, Teatro Sant'Angelo
735 Siroe, re di Persia Metastasio Ascension 1727 Reggio Emilia, Teatro Pubblico
728 Orlando furioso Grazio Braccioli Autumn 1727 Venice, Teatro Sant'Angelo
730 Rosilena ed Oronta Giovanni Palazzi Carnival 1728 Venice, Teatro Sant'Angelo
702 Atenaide Apostolo Zeno 29 December 1728 Florence, Teatro della Pergola
697 Argippo Domenico Lalli Autumn 1730 Prague, Sporck Theater seven arias were rediscovered in Regensburg by Ondrej Macek
696 Alvilda regina de' Goti Giulio Cesare Corradi Spring 1731 Prague, Sporck Theater only some arias by Vivaldi, probably from other operas. Transferred to the Anhang as RV Anh. 88
733 Semiramide Francesco Silvani and Domenico Lalli Carnival 1731 Mantua, Teatro Arciducale
714 La fida ninfa Francesco Scipione Carnival 1732 Verona, Teatro Filarmonico
708 Doriclea Antonio Marchi 1732 Prague, Sporck Theater reworking of La costanza trionfante (RV 706)
723 Motezuma Girolamo Alvise Giusti 14 November 1733 Venice, Teatro Sant'Angelo
725 L'Olimpiade Metastasio 17 February 1734 Venice, Teatro Sant'Angelo
695 L’Adelaide Antonio Salvi Carnival 1735 Verona, Teatro Filarmonico
703 Il Tamerlano (Il Bajazet) Agostino Piovene Carnival 1735 Verona, Teatro Filarmonico pasticcio
718 Griselda Apostolo Zeno / Carlo Goldoni 18 May 1735 Venice, Teatro San Samuele
698 Aristide Carlo Goldoni Autumn 1735 Venice, Teatro San Samuele Transferred to the Anhang as RV Anh. 89
716 Ginevra principessa di Scozia Antonio Salvi 17 January 1736 Florence, Teatro della Pergola
705 Catone in Utica Metastasio 26 May 1737 Verona, Teatro Filarmonico
726 L'oracolo in Messenia Apostolo Zeno 30 December 1737 Venice, Teatro Sant'Angelo
777 Il giorno felice ? 1737 Venice Transferred to the Anhang as RV Anh. 92
731 Rosmira (Rosmira fedele) Silvio Stampiglia 27 January 1738 Venice, Teatro Sant'Angelo pasticcio arranged by Vivaldi of music by Hasse, Pergolesi, Handel, etc.)
713 Feraspe Francesco Silvani 1739 Venice, Teatro Sant'Angelo

References[edit]

Notes
Sources
  • Cross, Eric (1992), 'Vivaldi, Antonio,' in The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, ed. Stanley Sadie (London) ISBN 0-333-73432-7
  • Some of the information in this article is taken from the related French Wikipedia article.