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List of Famous English Operas

List of classical and contemporary operas performed in English, listed alphabetically with photos when available. The operas listed below were all either performed or composed in English. The names of these English operas include information like who the composer of each opera was. You can also filter this list of historic English operas for specific information, such as when it was first performed. Examples include Einstein on the Beach and Billy Budd.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best English operas?" and "What operas were composed in the English language?"

Use this list to find out which operas were composed in English. If you're writing a research paper about famous English operas then this list is the perfect resource for finding useful information.

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    John Coolidge Adams

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    A Hand of Bridge Samuel Barber

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    A Night at the Chinese Opera Judith Weir

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    A Night in Old Paris Henry Kimball Hadley

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    A Quiet Place Leonard Bernstein

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    Benjamin Britten

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    Albion and Albanius Louis Grabu

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    Alfred Thomas Arne

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    Anna Karenina Iain Hamilton

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    Antony and Cleopatra Samuel Barber

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    Philip Glass

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    Thomas Arne

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    Bandanna, the opera Daron Hagen

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    Bang! John Rutter

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    Batavia Richard Mills

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    James Rolfe

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    Benjamin Britten

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    Black Widow Thomas Pasatieri

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    Blue Monday George Gershwin

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    Casanova's Homecoming Dominick Argento

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    Castle Agrazant Ralph Lyford

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    Cleopatra's Night Henry Kimball Hadley

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    Comus Thomas Arne

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    Days and Nights with Christ Constantine Koukias

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    Dead Man Walking Jake Heggie

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    Benjamin Britten

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    Henry Purcell

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    Henry Purcell

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    Doctor Atomic John Coolidge Adams

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    Peter Maxwell Davies

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    Hans Werner Henze

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    Thomas Arne

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    Esther Hugo Weisgall

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    Michael Nyman

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    Fennimore and Gerda Frederick Delius

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    Four Saints in Three Acts Virgil Thomson

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    Freshwater Andy Vores

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    Frida Robert Xavier Rodriguez

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    Philip Glass

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    Benjamin Britten

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    Harold or the Norman Conquest Frederic Hymen Cowen

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    Henry Clifford Isaac Albéniz

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    George Frideric Handel

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    Ralph Vaughan Williams

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