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ComposerCountryBornDiedFamous Operas (Year first performed)
Beethoven, Ludwig vanGermany1770 in Bonn1827 in ViennaFidelio (1814)
Bellini, VincenzoItaly1801 in Sicily1835 bei ParisLa sonnambula (The Sleepwalker) (1831), Norma (1831), I puritani (The Puritans) (1835)
Berg, AlbanAustria1885 in Vienna1935 in ViennaWozzeck (1925), Lulu (1937)
Bizet, GeorgesFrance1838 in Paris1875 bei ParisThe Pearl Fishers, (1863), Djamileh (1872), Carmen (1875)
Britten, BenjaminGreat Britain1913 in Lowestoft1976 in AldeburghPeter Grimes (1945), Billy Bud (1951), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1960)
Delibes, LeoFrance1836 in Saint-Germain1891 in ParisLe roi l’a dit (1873), Lakmè (1883)
Donizetti, GaetanoItaly1797 in Bergamo1848 in BergamoAnna Bolena (1830), The Elixir of Love(1832), The Daughter of the Regiment (1840)
Dvorák, AntoninCzech Republic1836 in Nelahozeves1891 in PragueAlfred (1870), The Stubborn Lovers (1874) Vanda (1875), Dimitrij (1881), The Jacobin (1888), Rusalka (1901), Armida (1903)
Egk, WernerGermany1901 in Donauwörth1983 in InningDie Zaubergeige (1935), Der Revisor (1957) 17 Tage und 4 Minuten (1966)
Gershwin, GeorgeUSA1898 in New York City1937 in HollywoodPorgy und Bess (1935)
Gluck, Christoph WillibaldGermany1714 in Erasbach1787 in ViennaLe Cinesi (1754), Orpheus & Eurydike (1762), Alceste (1776), Armide (1777)
Gounod, CharlesFrance1818 in Paris1893 in Saint-ClaudLe Medecin malgré lui (1858), Faust (1859), Queen of Sheba (1862)
Handel, George FridericGermany1685 in Halle/Saale1759 in LondonAgrippina (1709), Julius Caesar (1724), Rodelinda (1725), Xerxes (1738)
Hindemith, PaulGermany1895 in Hanau1963 in Frankfurt/MainCardillac (1926), Neues vom Tage (1929), Mathis der Maler (1938)
Humperdinck, EngelbertGermany1854 in Siegburg1921 in NeustrelitzHansel and Gretel (1893), Königskinder (1897), Die Heirat wider Willen (The Reluctant Marriage) (1905)
Leoncavallo, RuggeroItaly1857 in Neapel1919 in MontecatiniDer Bajazzo (1892), Zazà (1900), Der Roland von Berlin (1904)
Lortzing, AlbertGermany1801 in Berlin1851 in BerlinZar und Zimmermann (1837), Der Wildschütz (1843), Undine (1845)
Mascagni, PietroItaly1863 in Livorno1945 in RomCavalleria rusticana (1890), Iris (1892), Parisina (1913), Nerone (1935)
Massenet, JulesFrance1842 in Montaud1912 in ParisManon (1884), Le Cid (1888), Ariana (1905), Roma (1912)
Mozart, Wolfgang AmadeusAustria1756 in Salzburg1791 in ViennaIdomeneo, King of Crete (1781), The Abduction from the Seraglio (1782), The Marriage of Figaro (1786), Don Giovanni (1787), Cosi fan tutte (Women are like that) (1790), The Magic Flute (1791)
Mussorgsky, ModestRussia1839 in Karewo1881 in St. PetersburgBoris Godunow (1874), Khovanshchina (1886)
Offenbach, JacquesFrance1819 in Köln1880 in ParisDie Rheinnixen (1864), The Tales of Hoffmann (1881)
Orff, Carl1895 in Munich1982 in MunichThe Moon (1939), The Wise (1943), Prometheus (1968)
Prokofiev, SergeiRussia1891 in Dnipropetrowsk, Ukraine1953 in MoscowThe Love for Three Oranges (1921), The Gambler (1929), The Story of a Real Man (1948)
Puccini, GiacomoItaly1858 in Lucca1924 in BrusselsEdgar (1889), Manon Lescaut (1893), La Bohème (1896), Tosca (1900), Madam Butterfly (1904), The Girl of the Golden West (1910), The Triptych, partly with Gianni Schicchi (1918), Turandot (1926)
Rossini, GioachinoItaly1792 in Pesaro1868 in ParisThe Barber of Seville (1816), La Cenerentola (1817), Moses in Egypt (1818), Semiramide (1823), William Tell (1829)
Saint-Saëns, CamilleFrance1835 in Paris1921 in AlgiersSamson and Delilah (1877)
Shostakovich, DmitriRussia1906 in St. Petersburg1975 in MoscowThe Nose (1930), The Bolt (1933), Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District (1934)
Smetana, BedrichCzech Republic1824 in Litomyšl1884 in PragueThe Bartered Bride (1866), The Two Widows (1874), The Kiss (1876) The Secret (1878), Libuse (1881), The Devil’s Wall (1882)
Strauss, RichardGermany1864 in Munich1949 in Garmisch-PartenkirchenSalome (1905), Elektra (1909), Der Rosenkavalier (1911), Ariadne auf Naxos (1912), Intermezzo (1924), Arabella (1933), Daphne (1938)
Stravinsky, IgorRussia, France, USA1882 in Oranienbaum1971 in New York CityThe Soldier’s Tale (1918), Mavra (1922), Oedipus Rex (1928)
Tchaikovsky, PyotrRussia1840 in Wotkinsk1893 in St. PetersburgEugene Onegin (1879), The Maid of Orleans (1881), Mazepa (1884), The Sorceress (1887), The Queen of Spades (1890), Iolanta (1892)
Verdi, GiuseppeItaly1813 bei Parma1901 in MailandNabucco (1842), Attila (1846), Macbeth (1847), Luisa Miller (1849), Rigoletto (1851), Il Trovatore (1853), La Traviata (1853), Ein Maskenball (1859), Don Carlos (1867), Aida (1871), Othello (1887), Falstaff (1893)
Wagner, RichardGermany1813 in Leipzig1883 in VeniceThe Flying Dutchman (1843), Tannhäuser (1845), Lohengrin (1850), Tristan and Isolde (1865), The Mastersingers of Nuremberg (1868), The Ring of the Nibelungs (4 parts)
Weber, Carl Maria vonGermany1786 in Eutin1826 in LondonSilvana (1810), Der Freischütz (1821), Euryanthe (1823), Oberon (1826)
Weill, KurtGermany, USA1900 in Dessau1950 in New York CityThe Threepenny Opera (1928), Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (1930)

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