List of operas by Gaetano Donizetti

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This is a list of the operas by the Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti (1797–1848).

Title [1] GenreSub­divi­sionsLibrettoPremiere date [2] Place, theatreNotes
scena drammatica1 act Bergamo, Teatro Donizetti  
Olimpiade   Metastasio's L'Olimpiade  
 1 act  
Enrico di Borgogna melodramma 2 actsVenice, Teatro San Luca  
farsa 1 actVenice, Teatro San Luca
opera buffa1 act   pasticcio performed by Mayr's students
opera buffa2 actsVenice, Teatro San Samuele  
opera buffa2 actsMantua, Teatro Vecchio 
Zoraida di Granata melodramma eroico2 actsRome, Teatro Argentina, rev. 7 January 1824 at the same theatre 
dramma2 actsNaples, Teatro Nuovo  
farsa1 actNaples, Teatro del Fondo  
Chiara e Serafina, o Il piratamelodramma semiserio2 actsMilan, La Scala  
Alfredo il grande dramma per musica2 actsNaples, Teatro di San Carlo  
dramma giocoso2 actsNaples, Teatro Nuovo 
melodramma giocoso2 actsRome, Teatro Valle  
Emilia di Liverpool
[see also L'eremitaggio di Liverpool]
dramma semiserio2 actsanonymous, after S. Scatizzi's Emilia de LaverpautNaples, Teatro Nuovo 
Alahor in Granata dramma2 actsPalermo, Teatro Carolino 
Don Gregorio
[rev of L'ajo nell'imbarazzo]
melodramma giocoso2 actsNaples, Teatro Nuovo 
Elvida dramma1 actGiovanni F. Schmidt [7] Naples, Teatro di San Carlo  
Gabriella di Vergy tragedia lirica3 actsNaples, Teatro di San Carlo  
Olivo e Pasquale melodramma giocoso2 actsRome, Teatro Valle  
Otto mesi in due ore, ossia Gli esiliati in Siberiaopera romantica3 actsNaples, Teatro Nuovo 
melodramma giocoso2 actsNaples, Teatro del Fondo  
farsa1 actNaples, Teatro Nuovo 
melodramma eroico2 actsNaples, Teatro di San Carlo  
melodramma semiserio [9] 2 actsNaples, Teatro Nuovo 
Alina, regina di Golconda melodramma2 actsGenoa, Teatro Carlo Felice  
Gianni di Calais melodramma semiserio3 actsNaples, Teatro del Fondo  
melodramma2 actsNaples, Teatro di San Carlo  
farsa [12] 1 actNaples, Teatro del Fondo  
melodramma3 actsNaples, Teatro di San Carlo  
Alina, regina di Golconda [rev]melodramma2 actsRome, Teatro Valle [10]  
farsa [13] 1 actNaples, Teatro di San Carlo  
azione tragica-sacra3 actsNaples, Teatro di San Carlo  
Imelda de' Lambertazzi melodramma tragico2 actsNaples, Teatro di San Carlo  
Anna Bolena tragedia lirica2 actsMilan, Teatro Carcano  
Gianni di Parigi melodramma comico [16] 2 actsMilan, La Scala  
dramma giocoso2 actsMilan, Teatro alla Canobbiana  
Francesca di Foix melodramma1 actNaples, Teatro di San Carlo  
farsa1 actNaples, Teatro del Fondo (arias and ensembles survive but spoken dialogue is lost) 
Fausta melodramma2 actsNaples, Teatro di San Carlo  
Ugo, conte di Parigi tragedia lirica4 actsMilan, La Scala  
melodramma giocoso2 actsMilan, Teatro alla Canobbiana  
Sancia di Castiglia tragedia lirica2 actsNaples, Teatro di San Carlo  
melodramma2 actsRome, Teatro Valle  
Otto mesi in due ore [rev]opera romantica3 actsLivorno 
Parisina melodramma3 actsFlorence, Teatro della Pergola  
Torquato Tasso melodramma3 actsRome, Teatro Valle  
melodrammaMilan, La Scala  
azione tragico-sacra3 actsGenoa, Teatro Carlo Felice  
Rosmonda d'Inghilterra melodramma serio2 actsFlorence, Teatro della Pergola  
tragedia lirica2 acts (or 3)Milan, La Scala  
tragedia lirica2 actsNaples, Teatro di San Carlo  
Gemma di Vergy tragedia lirica2 actsMilan, La Scala  
Marino Faliero tragedia lirica3 actsParis, Théâtre-Italien  
Lucia di Lammermoor
[see also Lucie de Lammermoor ]
dramma tragico3 actsNaples, Teatro di San Carlo  
Belisario tragedia lirica3 actsVenice, La Fenice  
melodramma giocoso1 actNaples, Teatro Nuovo 
dramma giocoso1 actNaples, Teatro Nuovo 
dramma lirico3 actsNaples, Teatro di San Carlo  
tragedia lirica2 actsVenice, Teatro Apollo  
tragedia lirica2 acts Sinigaglia  
dramma giocoso2 actsNaples, Teatro del Fondo  
Roberto Devereux tragedia lirica3 actsNaples, Teatro di San Carlo  
Maria de Rudenz dramma tragico3 actsVenice, La Fenice  
Gabriella di Vergy [rev]tragedia lirica2 actsLondon 
tragedia lirica3 actsNaples, Teatro di San Carlo  
tragedia lirica2 actsRome, Teatro Argentina [21]  
Lucie de Lammermoor
[rev of Lucia di Lammermoor, in French]
grand opéra [22] 3 acts (or 4) [22] Paris, Théâtre de la Renaissance  
grand opéra4 acts  
opera semiseria4 partsCovent Garden 
dramma per musicaMilan, La Scala  
grand opéra4 acts Paris Opera, Salle Le Peletier  
opéra comique 2 actsParis, Opéra-Comique  
dramma per musicaParis, Théâtre-Italien  
grand opéra4 acts Paris Opera, Salle Le Peletier  
Adelia melodramma serio3 actsRome, Teatro Apollo  
Rita
(Deux hommes et une femme)
opéra comique1 actParis, Opéra-Comique  
Maria Padilla melodramma3 actsMilan, La Scala  
Linda di Chamounix melodramma semiserio3 actsVienna, Kärntnertortheater  
Linda di Chamounix [rev]melodramma semiserio3 actsParis, Théâtre-Italien  
Caterina Cornaro tragedia lirica2 actsNaples, Teatro di San Carlo  
Don Pasquale dramma buffo3 actsParis, Théâtre-Italien  
Maria di Rohan melodramma tragico3 actsVienna, Kärntnertortheater  
Dom Sébastien, roi de Portugalgrand opéra5 acts Paris Opera, Salle Le Peletier  
Dom Sebastian von Portugal
[rev of Dom Sébastien]
große Oper [27] 5 actsVienna, Kärntnertortheater  
opera4 acts [28] Rome, Teatro Apollo  

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Notes

  1. The information in the table is taken from Smart and Budden 2001, unless otherwise noted.
  2. Operas are initially listed by date of completion of composition, which usually correlates closely with the date of the premiere. When the date of completion is significantly earlier than the date of the premiere (or there was no premiere), the date of composition is given. However, the column rows sort by the date of the premiere (or by the date of composition, if there is no premiere). To restore the initial state use the browser refresh button.
  3. Olimpiade: Donizetti composed the one duet from Metastasio's famous libretto, probably during his student days for his friends. A copyist full score is located in the Museo Donizettiano, Bergamo (Ashbrook 1982, pp. 580–581).
  4. L'ira di Achille: Donizetti set the first act and a duet from Act 2 scene v. The libretto, probably by Felice Romani, had previously been set by Giuseppe Nicolini (Milan, 1814). A copyist full score of a bass aria with chorus is listed in the catalog of the Museo Donizettiano, Bergamo (Ashbrook 1982, p. 580).
  5. I piccioli virtuosi ambulanti was the title of one of the annual end-of-term pasticcios that were organized by the Bergamo music school's director, the composer Simon Mayr. Donizetti contributed an introduzione and a scene with aria and chorus, which he also used in Le nozze in villa (Ashbrook 1982, p. 581).
  6. Allitt 1991, p. 26
  7. Weinstock 1963 , p. 36: He notes that Schmidt "wrote more than one hundred librettos"
  8. Osborne 1994, p. 158.
  9. OCLC   498281465
  10. 1 2 Ashbrook 1982, p. 544.
  11. Steiner-Isenmann 1982, p. 503; Smart and Budden 2001.
  12. Ashbrook 1982, p. 547.
  13. Ashbrook 1982, p. 548.
  14. Smart and Budden 2001.
  15. Ashbrook 1982, p. 549.
  16. OCLC   40787703 , 82723197
  17. Osborne 1994, p. 198.
  18. Ashbrook 1982, p. 551, and Osborne 1994, p. 200. Smart & Budden 2001 and Ashbrook 1992 say Gilardoni's libretto was based on Charles Simon Favart's libretto Ninette à la cour as adapted for Louis Joseph Saint-Amans' 2-act 1791 opéra-comique.
  19. Ashbrook & Hibberd 2001, p. 235.
  20. 1 2 Ashbrook & Hibberd 2001, p. 236.
  21. 1 2 Osborne 1994, p. 257.
  22. 1 2 Lucie de Lammermoor. OCLC   71624699 , 18597094.
  23. Le duc d'Albe: composed April–October 1839 (Ashbrook 1982, p. 567). See also OCLC   63909833.
  24. Ashbrook 1982, p. 569.
  25. Ashbrook 1982, p. 571.
  26. Weinstock 1963, pp. 188—189
  27. Dom Sebastian von Portugal. OCLC   79789205.
  28. Il duca d'Alba. OCLC   174363469.

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