Top 10 Most Fantastic Operas You Can Enjoy

People run to music to get entertainment and to change their routine. The most sublime sort of music is operas, in which singers perform a dramatic work mixing text and musical score together, typically in a theatrical setting. Opera is a fraction of the Western classical music folklore. It began in Italy at the ending of the 16th century and soon was propagated through the remaining parts of Europe. For you, we bring the most fantastic operas.

10 The Magic Flute:

It is an opera performed in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to a German musical score by Emanuel Schikaneder. The work was first displayed in 1791 at Schikaneder’s theatre. The opera was the conclusion of a period of rising involvement by Mozart with Schikaneder’s theatrical company, which since 1789 had been the company at the Theater auf der Wieden. It was a great success that lifted the spirits of its composer.

9 The Barber of Seville:

It is a comic opera made by Giovanni Paisiello from a libretto by Giuseppe Petrosellini. It was premiered on 26 September 1782 at the Imperial Court, Saint Petersburg. The tale follows the novel Beaumarchais play, and in some parts frankly translates songs and dialogue. Plots of the Paisiello and those of Rossini versions resemble each other, with slight differences.

8 Serse:

It is a three-act opera by George Frideric Handel. It was first displayed in London in 1738. The Italian musical score was adapted by an anonymous from that by Silvio Stampiglia for a previous opera holds the same name by Giovanni Bononcini in 1694.

7 Julius Caesar:

It is an opera in three acts composed by George Frideric Handel in 1724. The opera was an achievement at its first shows, which was regularly revived by Handel in his following opera seasons and is deemed now one of the most repeatedly performed Baroque operas. It premiered at the King’s Theatre in Haymarket, London in 1724. The opera was an instantaneous success.

6 Orpheus and Eurydice:

It is an opera by Christoph Willibald Gluck based on the myth of Orpheus. This work was first performed in Vienna at the Burgtheater on 5 October 1762.

5 Lucia di Lammermoor:

It is an opera of three acts by Gaetano Donizetti, and the Italian language libretto by Salvadore Cammarano. Donizetti composed Lucia di Lammermoor in 1835, when some factors caused the height of his fame as a composer. The opera was first performed on 26 September 1835 at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples. It visited London on 5 April 1838.

4 Rigoletto:

It is an opera performed in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi, of which the Italian libretto was composed by Francesco Maria Piave based on the Victor Hugo’s play Le roi s’amuse. It is deemed by many to be the first of the masterpieces of Verdi’s career. Its tragic story focuses on the profligate Duke of Mantua, his hunch-backed court fool Rigoletto, and Rigoletto’s beautiful daughter Gilda.

3 Don Carlos:

It is an opera of five acts grand opera by Giuseppe Verd. The opera’s tale is based on clashes in the life of Carlos, Prince of Asturias, after his engaged Elisabeth of Valois was married to his father Philip II of Spain as element of the peace treaty trying to put an end to the Italian War of 1551–1559.

2 Salome:

It is an opera performed in one act by Richard Strauss to a German musical score, based on Hedwig Lachmann’s German translation of Oscar Wilde’s French play Salomé.

1 Dido and Aeneas:

It is an opera of three acts, written by the English composer Henry Purcell with a musical score by Nahum Tate. It was first performed at Josias Priest’s girls’ school in London no in 1688. The tale is based on Book IV of Virgil’s Aeneid.


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