Chronological Index of Reviews (Operas By Year Navigator)

In order to make life easier for both my readers and myself, I am creating a Chronological Index of Reviews to be updated as I add posts! The posts are still available on the main page, of course, but this should make finding earlier posts much easier. Also the most recent post will be highlighted in BOLD here to make it easier to find.

HOW TO USE THIS SITE:

About the star ratings: the methodology I use is derived from Sir Denis Forman’s 1995 publication The Good Opera Guide known in North America as A Night at the Opera and the ratings equal the following:

* Worth looking out for.

** This is very good.

*** Stunning

Although a few operas never get a three-star item, all but maybe a handful will get one or two two-star items at a minimum. Incidentally there are infrequent no-star items which usually are either events where I do include a timer indication but which I really don’t feel deserve a star.

THE OPERAS: 

17th Century:

1607: Monteverdi: L’Orfeo

18th Century:

1771: Gretry: Zemire et Azor

1774: Gluck: Orphée et Eurydice

1786/68: Mozart: The Impresario/Bastien und Bastienne 

1792: Cimarosa: Il matrimonio segreto

19th Century:

1816: Rossini: Otello

1817:

Rossini: La gazza ladra 

Spontini: Fernando Cortez 

1819:

Rossini: Eduardo e Cristina

Rossini: Ermione 

1820: Rossini: Maometto II

1822:

Rossini: Zelmira

Schubert: Alfonso und Estrella

1823: Schubert: Fierrabras 

1826:

Rossini: Ivanhoe

Weber: Oberon

1827:

Bellini: Bianca e Fernando

Rossini: Moise et Pharaon 

1829: Bellini: La straniera 

1830: Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi 

1831: Meyerbeer: Robert le diable

1832:

Donizetti: Sancia di Castiglia

Harold: Le pre aux clercs 

1833: Bellini: Beatrice di Tenda

1835:

Donizetti: Gemma di Vergy

Donizetti: Marino Faliero 

Halevy: La Juive

1836:

Bertin: La Esmeralda

Meyerbeer: Les Huguenots

Wagner: Das Liebesverbot

1837: Donizetti: Roberto Devereux 

1838: Cuyas: La Fattucchiera

1839: Verdi: Oberto, Conte di San Bonifacio

1840: Verdi: Un giorno di Regno

1841: Halevy: La reine de Chypre  

1842:

Dietsch: Le Vaisseau Fantôme

Verdi: Nabucco 

Wagner: Rienzi 

1843:

Donizetti: Dom Sebastien, roi du Portugal 

Halevy: Charles VI

Verdi: I Lombardi alla Prima Crociata

1844:

Donizetti: Caterina Cornaro

Verdi: I due Foscari

1845:

Verdi: Alzira

Verdi: Giovanna d’Arco

Wallace: Maritana 

1846:

Berlioz: La damnation de Faust

Lisinski: Ljubav i zloba

Verdi: Attila

1847:

Bona: Don Carlo

Cagnoni: Don Bucefalo

Verdi: Jerusalem

Verdi: I Masnadieri 

1848:

Donizetti: Poliuto

Verdi: La Battaglia di Legnano

Verdi: Il Corsaro 

1849:

Foroni: Cristina, regina di Svezia

Meyerbeer: Le Prophete

1850:

Verdi: Stiffelio

Wagner: Lohengrin 

1851: Lortzing: Die Opernprobe

1854:

Gounod: La nonne sanglante

Meyerbeer: L’étoile du nord

1857:

Mercadante: Pelagio 

Verdi: Aroldo

Verdi: Simon Boccanegra 

1858:

Halevy: La Magicienne

Moniuszko: Halka

Petrella: Ione 

1859: Meyerbeer: Dinorah

1862: Bizet: Ivan IV 

1863: Bruch: Die Loreley

1864: Meyerbeer: Vasco de Gama

1865: Moniuszko: Straszny Dwor 

1866: Mercadante: Virginia

1867: Gounod: Romeo et Juliette

1868: Wagner: I maestri cantori di Norimberga

1869:

Marchetti: Ruy Blas

Petrella: I promessi sposi

1872:

Dargomyzhsky: The Stone Guest

Delibes: Le roi l’a dit 

Ponchielli: I promessi sposi

1873: Rimsky-Korsakov: The Maid of Pskov

1874:

Erkel: Brankovics Gyorgy

Ponchielli: I Lituani

Tchaikovsky: Oprichnik 

1875:

Catalani: La falce

Joncieres: Dimitri 

1876: Dvorak: Vanda

1877:

Gounod: Cinq-Mars

Saint-Saens: Samson et Dalila 

1878:

Gounod: Polyeucte

Tchaikovsky: The Maid of Orleans

1879:

Canepa: Riccardo III

Gomes: Maria Tudor 

1880:

Boito: Mefistofele

Massenet: Herodiade

1882: Wagner: Parsifal 

1883: Catalani: Dejanice

1884:

Massenet: Manon

Puccini: Le Villi

Reyer: Sigurd

Tchaikovsky: Mazeppa  

1886: Catalani: Edmea 

1887:

Chabrier: Le Roi malgré lui 

Tchaikovsky: The Enchantress/Charodieka

1888: Lalo: Le roi d’Ys

1889:

Cilea: Gina

Massenet: Esclarmonde

Puccini: Edgar

1890:

Catalani: Loreley

Tchaikovsky: The Queen of Spades

1891:

Mascagni: L’amico Fritz

Massenet: Le Mage 

1892:

Catalani: La Wally

Franchetti: Cristoforo Colombo

Rachmaninoff: Aleko

Tchaikovsky: Iolanta 

1893:

Delibes: Kassya

Verdi: Falstaff 

1894:

Massenet: La navarraise

Strauss: Guntram 

1897:

Cilea: L’Arlesiana

Parma: Ksenija

Smareglia: La falena

1898: Giordano: Fedora

1899: Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar’s Bride

20th Century:

1902:

Rimsky-Korsakov: Kashchey the Deathless

Rimsky-Korsakov: Servilia 

1903:

Binichki: Na uranku/At Dawn

Giordano: Siberia 

1906: Rachmaninoff: The Miserly Knight & Francesca da Rimini 

1907:

Cilea: Gloria

Dukas: Ariane et Barbe-Bleue

Messager: Fortunio

Rimsky-Korsakov: The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezch and the Maiden Fevroniya

1910:

Massenet: Don Quichotte

Puccini: La fanciulla del West

1911:

Magnard: Berenice

Mascagni: Isabeau

1913: Montemezzi: L’amore dei tre re

1914: Zandonai: Francesca da Rimini 

1917: Mascagni: Lodoletta

1919:

Paliashvili: Abesalom da Eteri & Abesalom da Eteri (2) 

Strauss: Die Frau ohne Schatten 

1923: Roussel: Padmâvatî

1928: Strauss: Die Agyptische Helena 

1931: Magnard: Guercoeur

1938: Strauss: Daphne

1955: Lysenko: Taras Bulba

1957: Giuranna: Meyerling

21st Century:

2009: Cagnoni: Re Lear 

 

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