List of operas by Telemann

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Georg Philipp Telemann

This is a list of the operas of the German composer Georg Philipp Telemann (1681–1767).

According to historical sources, Telemann may have written over 50 operas; however, only 35 works are of sufficient substance to appear in his catalogue of works (see below), and only nine of these are preserved complete.[1]

List[edit]

TVWV[2] Title Sub­divisions Libretto Première date Place, theatre Notes
21:0521:5 Narcissus 3 acts RauJohann Christian Rau, after Apostolo Zeno 1701-00-001701 and Easter 1709 Leipzig  
21:0121:1 lachendeDer lachende Democritus 3 acts Minatoafter Nicolò Minato 1703-00-001703 Leipzig  
21:0221:2 Ferdinand und Isabella 5 acts Telemannby the composer, after another source 1703-00-01Spring 1703 Leipzig  
21:0321:3 Cajus Caligula 3 acts   1704-03-23Easter 1704 Leipzig  
not catalogued Germanicus LachsChristine Dorothea Lachs 1704-99written in 1704, revised 1710, premiered 2007 40 arias survive; performing edition by Michael Maul, premiered by Gotthold Schwarz and the Saxon Baroque Orchestra[citation needed]
21:0421:4 Adonis 3 acts   1708-04-08Easter 1708 Leipzig  
21:0621:6 Mario 3 acts StampigliaGerman translation after Silvio Stampiglia 1709-03-31Easter 1709 Leipzig  
21:0721:7 Jupiter und Semele 3 acts  Lost 1716-00-001716 or 1718 Leipzig  
21:0821:8 SatyrenDie Satyren in Arcadien
revised version: Der neumodische Liebhaber Damon
3 acts Telemannby the composer, after Pietro Pariati 1719-00-001719, revised version: 30 August 1724 Leipzig; revised version: Hamburg, Theater am Gänsemarkt  
21:0921:9 geduldigeDer geduldige Sokrates 3 acts KönigJohann Ulrich König, after Nicolò Minato's La pazienza di Socrate 1721-01-2828 January 1721 Hamburg, Theater am Gänsemarkt komisches Singspiel
21:20 Sancio or Die siegende Großmuth 3 acts KönigJohann Ulrich König, after Francesco Silvani 1721-10-066 October 1721 Hamburg  
21:10 SiegDer Sieg der Schönheit
revised version: Gensericus
3 acts PostelChristian Heinrich Postel, reworked by Christian Friedrich Weichmann 1723-07-1313 July 1723, revised version: 1725 Hamburg; revised version: Braunschweig  
21:11 Belsazar, oder Das Ende der babylonischen Gefangenschaft 3 acts plus 3 acts BeccauJoachim Beccau 1723-07-19First part: 19 July 1723; second part: 22 September 1723 Hamburg  
21:12 Alarich, oder Die Straf-Ruthe des verfallenen Roms 3 acts   1723-08-022 August 1723 Bayreuth  
21:13 SchlußDer Schluß des Carnevals 3 acts   1724-02-2121 February 1724 Hamburg  
21:14 Omphale 5 acts Telemannby the composer, after Antoine Houdar de la Motte 1724-06-001724 Hamburg  
21:17 Adelheid, oder Die ungezwungene Liebe 3 acts Hallmannafter Johann Christian Hallmann 1724-07-001724 Bayreuth  
  Cimbriens allgemeines Frolocken     1725-02-1717 February 1725 Hamburg  
21:16 capricciosaLa capricciosa e il credulo also as Die geliebte Eigensinnige und der leichtgläubige Liebhaber 1 act PraetoriusJohann Philipp Praetorius 1725-08-99August/September 1725 Hamburg  
21:15 Pimpinone, oder Die ungleiche Heirath, oder das herrsch-süchtige Cammer-Mädgen 1 act PraetoriusJohann Philipp Praetorius, after Pietro Pariati 1725-09-2727 September 1725 Hamburg intermezzo
21:18 Orpheus, oder Die wunderbare Beständigkeit der Liebe 3 acts Telemannby the composer, after Friedrich Christian Bressand 1726-03-099 March 1726 Hamburg, Theater am Gänsemarkt (concert performance?) musicalisches Drama
21:21 Buffonet und Alga 1 act WendtChristoph Gottlieb Wendt 1727-07-1414 July 1727 Hamburg intermezzo
21:19 Calypso     1727-08-001727 Hamburg Singspiel
21:22 AmoursDie Amours der Vespetta or Der Galan in der Kiste 1 act HakenC. W. Haken 1727-10-011 October 1727 Hamburg Nachspiel
21:23 verkehrteDie verkehrte Welt 3 acts PraetoriusJohann Philipp Praetorius, after Alain-René Lesage 1728-02-1010 February 1728 Hamburg opéra comique
21:24 Miriways 3 acts MüllerJohann Samuel Müller 1728-05-2626 May 1728 Hamburg Singspiel
21:25 Emma und Eginhard oder Die Last-tragende Liebe 3 acts WendtChristoph Gottlieb Wendt 1728-11-2222 November 1728 Hamburg  
21:26 Aesopus bey Hofe 3 acts MatthesonJohann Mattheson, after Pietro Pariati 1728-02-2828 February 1728 Hamburg  
21:27 Flavius Bertaridus, König der Langobarden 3 acts WendtChristoph Gottlieb Wendt and the composer, after Steffano Ghigi 1729-11-2323 November 1729 Hamburg  
21:29 Margaretha, Königin in Castilien 5 acts HamannJohann Georg Hamann 1730-08-1010 August 1730 Hamburg  
21:30 WeisesteDer Weiseste in Sidon 3 acts HamannJohann Georg Hamann, after Silvio Stampiglia 1733-02-044 February 1733 Hamburg  
21:31 rachgierigeDie rachgierige Liebe oder Orasia, verwittwete Königin in Thracien (revised version of Orpheus) 3 acts  Lost 1736-10-1515 October 1736 Hamburg  
21:32 Don Quichotte auf der Hochzeit des Comacho or Don Quixotte, der Löwenritter   SchiebelerDaniel Schiebeler 1761-00-001761 Hamburg, Konzertsaal (concert performance) serenata

Undated fragments[edit]

TWV Title Genre Libretto
21:33 Adam und Eva operette C. Richter
21:34 Hercules und Alceste Comödie  
21:35 Herodes und Marianne opera oratorio J. S. Müller

Contributions to operas by other composers[edit]

Title TWV Composer Première date Place
Ulysses 22:1 Giuseppe Maria Orlandini 19 November 1731 Hamburg
Die Flucht des Aeneas 22:10 Nicola Porpora 19 November 1731 Hamburg
Judith, Gemahlin Kayser Ludewig des Frommen 22:12 Fortunato Chelleri 27 November 1732 Hamburg

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stewart, Brian D (1992), "Telemann, Georg Philipp" in The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, ed. Stanley Sadie (London) ISBN 0-333-73432-7
  2. ^ Menke, W. (1983), Thematisches Verzeichnis der Vokalwerke von Georg Philipp Telemann, ii

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