List of operas by Luigi Cherubini

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This is a complete list of the operas of the Italian-born composer Luigi Cherubini (1760–1842) who spent much of his working life in France.

In terms of genre, Cherubini's output included 11 opere serie and 10 opéras comiques, as well as three intermezzi, three tragédies lyriques, two opere buffe, and one each of the following: comédie héroïque, comédie lyrique, comédie mêlée d'ariettes, drame lyrique, dramma lirico, opéra bouffon, and opéra-ballet.

List[edit]

Title Genre Sub­divisions Libretto Première date Place, theatre
Amore artigiano intermezzo unknown after Carlo Goldoni 22 October 1773 Fiesole, Teatro San Domenico
Il giocatore intermezzo unknown librettist unknown and score lost composed 1775? Florence
(untitled) intermezzo unknown librettist unknown 16 February 1778 Florence, Serviti
Il Quinto Fabio opera seria 3 acts Apostolo Zeno Autumn 1779 Alessandria, Teatro Paglia
Armida abbandonata opera seria 3 acts Bartolomeo Vitturi, based on Torquato Tasso's Gerusalemme liberata 25 January 1782 Florence, La Pergola
Adriano in Siria opera seria 3 acts Metastasio 16 April 1782 Livorno, Teatro Armeni
Mesenzio, re d'Etruria opera seria 3 acts Ferdinando Casor(r)i 6 September 1782 Florence, Teatro della Pergola
Il Quinto Fabio
(second version)
opera seria 3 acts Apostolo Zeno January 1783 Rome, Teatro Argentina
Lo sposo di tre e marito di nessuna opera buffa 2 acts Filippo Livigni November 1783 Venice, Teatro San Samuele
Olimpiade opera seria 3 acts? Metastasio 1783 Venice?
L'Allessandro nelle Indie opera seria 2 acts Metastasio April 1784 Mantua, Teatro Nuovo Regio Ducale
L'Idalide opera seria 2 acts Ferdinando Moretti 26 December 1784 Florence, Teatro della Pergola
Demetrio opera seria 4 pieces only Metastasio 1785 London, King's Theatre
La finta principessa opera buffa 2 acts Filippo Livigni 2 April 1785 London, King's Theatre
Il Giulio Sabino opera seria 2 acts Pietro Giovannini 30 March 1786 London, King's Theatre
Ifigenia in Aulide opera seria 3 acts Ferdinando Moretti, after François Louis Gaud Lebland Du Roullet 12 January 1788 Turin, Teatro Regio
Démophoon tragédie lyrique 3 acts Jean-François Marmontel, after Metastasio 2 December 1788 Paris, Opéra
(Porte Saint-Martin)
Lodoïska comédie héroïque 3 acts Claude-François Fillette-Loraux after Les Amours du Chevalier Faublas by Jean-Baptiste Louvet de Couvrais 18 July 1791 Paris, Théâtre Feydeau
Koukourgi
(composed 1792-93[1])
opéra comique 3 acts Honoré-Nicolas-Marie Duveyrier 18 September 2010 Klagenfurt, Stadttheater Klagenfurt
Le congrès des rois
(together with Henri Montan Berton, Frédéric Blasius, Nicolas Dalayrac, Prosper-Didier Deshayes, François Devienne, André Grétry, Louis-Emmanuel Jadin, Rodolphe Kreutzer, Étienne Méhul, Jean-Pierre Solié and Armand-Emmanuel Trial)
comédie mêlée d'ariettes 3 acts Desmaillot (Antoine-François Eve) 26 February 1794 Paris, Opéra-Comique
(Favart)
Eliza, ou Le voyage aux glaciers du Mont Saint Bernard opéra comique 2 acts Jacques-Antoine Révérony de Saint-Cyr 13 December 1794 Paris, Théâtre Feydeau
Médée opéra comique 3 acts François-Benoît Hoffmann and Nicolas Étienne Framéry, after Euripides and Pierre Corneille first version: 13 March 1797[2] Paris, Théâtre Feydeau
L'hôtellerie portugaise opéra comique 1 act Etienne Saint-Aignan 25 July 1798 Paris, Théâtre Feydeau
La punition opéra comique 1 act Jean-Louis Brousse Desfaucheres 23 February 1799 Paris, Théâtre Feydeau
La prisionnière opéra comique 1 act Etienne de Jouy, Charles de Longchamps and Claude Godard d'Aucort de Saint-Just 12 September 1799 Paris, Théâtre Montansier
Les deux journées, ou Le porteur d'eau comédie lyrique 3 acts Jean-Nicolas Bouilly 16 January 1800 Paris, Théâtre Feydeau
Épicure (with Méhul) opéra comique 3 acts, revised as 2 acts Charles-Albert Desmoustier 14 March 1800 Paris, Opéra-Comique
(Favart)
Anacréon ou L'amour fugitif opéra-ballet 2 acts C. R. Mendouze 4 October 1803 Paris, Opéra
(Théâtre des Arts)
Faniska opéra comique 3 acts Joseph von Sonnleitner after René Charles Guilbert de Pixérécourt 25 February 1806 Vienna, Theater am Kärntnertor
Pimmalione dramma lirico 1 act Stefano Vestris, after Antonio Simone Sografi's Italian version of Pygmalion by Jean-Jacques Rousseau 30 November 1809 Paris, Théâtre des Tuileries
Le crescendo opéra bouffon 1 act Charles-Augustine de Bassompierre de Sewrin 1 September 1810 Paris, Opéra-Comique
(Feydeau)
Les Abencérages, ou L'étendard de Grenade tragédie lyrique 3 acts Victor-Joseph Étienne de Jouy, after François-René de Chateaubriand, based on Jean-Pierre Claris de Florian's novel Gonsalve de Cordoue 6 April 1813 Paris, Opéra
(Théâtre des Arts)
Bayard à Mézières opéra comique 1 act Emmanuel Dupaty and René de Chazet 12 February 1814 Paris, Opéra-Comique
(Feydeau)
Blanche de Provence, ou La cour de fées
(composed with Henri Montan Berton, François-Adrien Boieldieu, Rodolphe Kreutzer and Ferdinando Paer)
opéra comique 3 acts Emmanuel Théaulon and Armand Jean Le Bouthillier de Rancé 1 May 1821 Paris, Théâtre des Tuileries
La marquise de Brinvilliers
(composed in collaboration with Daniel Auber, Désiré-Alexandre Batton, Henri Montan Berton, Felice Blangini, François-Adrien Boieldieu, Michele Carafa, Ferdinand Hérold and Ferdinando Paer)
drame lyrique 3 acts Eugène Scribe and Castil-Blaze (François-Henri-Joseph Blaze) 31 October 1831 Paris, Opéra-Comique
(Ventadour)
Ali Baba, ou Les quarante voleurs tragédie lyrique Prologue and 4 acts Eugène Scribe and Mélesville 22 July 1833 Paris, Opéra
(Salle Le Peletier)

References[edit]

Notes

  1. ^ Koukourgi (1792–93)" at Boosey & Hawkes
  2. ^ Italian translation, as Medea: 6 November 1802, Vienna; in 1809, Cherubini cut about 500 bars for a shortened version, also for Vienna.

Sources

  • Willis, Stephen C (1992), "Cherubini, Luigi" 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 Dutch Wikipedia article.