List of operas by Gaspare Spontini

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French opera singer Caroline Branchu as Julia in La vestale (1807)

Gaspare Spontini (1774–1851) wrote operas from the last decade of the 18th century to the third decade of the 19th century.

Before leaving Italy, where he was born, he wrote:

  • Li puntigli delle donne (scores)
  • Adelina Senese o sia l'Amore secreto
  • Il finto pittore
  • L'eroismo ridicolo (scores)
  • Il Teseo riconosciuto
  • La finta filosofa
  • La fuga in maschera
  • I quadri parlanti
  • Gli Elisi delusi
  • Gli amanti in cimento, o sia Il geloso audace
  • Le metamorfosi di Pasquale, o sia Tutto è illusione nel mondo

For Paris, he wrote:

First presented in Berlin:

Operas by Gaspare Spontini
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[a] 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[a] 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[a] 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 du 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[b] 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)

Notes

  1. ^ a b c Manuscript score rediscovered in 2016[1]
  2. ^ originally planned for 2 acts

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