Opera Classics Library Series

Opera Classics Library™

Opera Study Guides

WITH

Librettos

featuring
• Principal Characters • Bried Story Synopsis
• Commentary and Analysis
• Story Narrative/Music Highlights
• Libretto with side-by-side translations

Edited by Burton D. Fisher

“THE COLLECTION”

Bartók, Béla
Bluebeard’s Castle (1918)

Beethoven, Ludwig van
Fidelio (1805)

Bellini, Vincenzo
Il Pirata (1827)
I Capuleti e i Montecchi (1830)
Norma (1831)
La Sonnambula (1831)
I Pirutani (1836)

Berg, Alban
Wozzeck (1925)
Lulu (1937)

Berlioz, Hector
La Damnation de Faust (1846)
Les Troyens (1863)

Bizet, Georges
Les Pêcheurs de Perles (1863)
Carmen (1875)

Boito, Arrigo
Mefistofele (1868)

Catalani, Alfredo
La Wally (1892)

Cilea, Francesco
Adriana Lecouvreur (1902)

Debussy, Claude
Pelléas et Mélisande

Delibes, Léo
Lakmé (1883)

Donizetti, Gaetano
Anna Bolena (1830)
L’Elisir d’Amore (1832)
Lucrezia Borgia (1833)
Lucia di Lammermoor (1835)
Maria Stuarda (1835)
Roberto Devereux (1837)
La Fille du Régiment (1840)
La Favorite (1840)
Don Pasquale (1843)

Dvorák, Antonín
Rusalka (1901)

Gershwin, George
Porgy and Bess (1935)

Giordano, Umberto
Andrea Chénier (1896)

Gluck, Christoph Willibald
Orfeo ed Euridice (1762)
Iphigénie en Tauride (1779)

Gounod, Charles
Faust (1859)
Roméo et Juliette (1867)

Halévy, Jacques Fromental
La Juive (1835)

Handel, George Frideric
Agrippina (1709)
Giulio Cesare (1724)

Humperdinck, Engelbert
Hänsel und Gretel (1893)

Janácek, Leoš
Jenufa (1903)
Katya Kabanova (1903)

Leoncavallo, Ruggero
Pagliacci (1892)

Mascagni, Pietro
Cavalleria Rusticana (1890)

Massenet, Jules
Manon (1884)
Werther (1892)

Meyerbeer, Giacomo
Les Huguenots (1836)
L’Africaine (1865)

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Idomeneo (1781)
Die Entführung aus dem Serail (1782))
Le Nozze di Figaro (1786)
Don Giovanni (1787)
Così fan tutte (1790)
La Clemenza di Tito (1791)
Die Zauberflöte (1791)

Mussorgsky, Modest
Boris Godunov (1874)

Offenbach, Jacques
Orphée aux Enfers
Les Contes d’Hoffmann (1881)

Ponchielli, Amilcare
La Gioconda (1876)

Puccini, Giacomo
Le Villi (1884)
Edgar (1889)
Manon Lescaut (1893)
La Bohème (1896)
Tosca (1900)
Madama Butterfly (1904)
La Fanciulla del West (1910)
La Rondine (1917)
Gianni Schicchi (1918)
Suor Angelica (1918)
Il Tabarro (1918)
Turandot (1926)

Rossini, Gioacchino
L’Italiana in Algeri (1813)
Il Barbiere di Siviglia (1816)
La Cenerentola (1817)
Semiramide (1823)
Le Comte Ory (1828)
Guillaume Tell (1829)

Saint-Saëns, Camille
Samson et Dalila (1877)
Henry VIII (1883)

Smetana, Bedrich
Bartered Bride (1866)

Strauss, Johann
Die Fledermaus (1874)

Strauss, Richard
Salome (1905)
Elektra (1909)
Der Rosenkavalier (1911)
Ariadne auf Naxos (1912) –
Die Frau ohne Schatten (1919)
Arabella (1933)
Capriccio (1942)

Stravinsky, Igor
The Rake’s Progress (1951)

Sullivan, Arthur
The Mikado (1885)

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
Eugene Onegin (1879)
Pique Dame (1890)
Iolanta (1892)

• Verdi, Giuseppe
Oberto, Conte di San Bonifacio 1839)
Un Giorno di Regno (1840)
Nabucco (1842)
I Lombardi alla Prima Crociata 1843)
I Due Foscari (1844)
Ernani (1844)
Alzira (1845)
Giovanna d’Arco (1845)
Attila (1846)
Macbeth (1847)
I Masnadieri (1847)
Jérusalem (1847)
Il Corsaro (1848)
La Battaglia di Legnano (1849)
Luisa Miller (1849)
Stiffelio (1850)
Rigoletto (1851)
Il Trovatore (1853)
La Traviata (1853)
Les Vêpres Siciliennes (1855)
Aroldo (1857)
Simon Boccanegra (1857)
Un Ballo in Maschera (1859)
La Forza del Destino (1862)
Don Carlos (1867)
Don Carlo (1872)
Aida (1871)
Otello (1887)
Falstaff (1893)

• Wagner, Richard
Das Liebesverbot (1836)
Rienzi, der Letze der Tribunen (1842)
Der Fliegende Holländer 1843)
Tannhäuser (1845)
Lohengrin (1850)
Tristan und Isolde (1865)
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1868)
Das Rheingold (1869)
Siegfried (1876)
Die Walküre (1870)
Götterdämmerung
Parsifal (1882)

• Weber, Carl Maria von
Der Freischütz (1821)

• Zandonai, Riccardo
Francesca da Rimini (1914)