List of Famous French Operas Operas
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List of Famous French Operas

List of classical and contemporary operas performed in French, listed alphabetically with photos when available. The operas listed below were all either performed or composed in French. The names of these French operas include information like who the composer of each opera was. You can also filter this list of historic French operas for specific information, such as when it was first performed. Carmen and Manon are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

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

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

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    Alceste Jean-Baptiste Lully

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    Bohuslav Martinů

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    Jules Massenet

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    Luigi Cherubini

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    Jules Massenet

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    Ariane et Barbe-bleue Paul Dukas

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    Ariodant Étienne Méhul

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    Ascanio Camille Saint-Saëns

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    Niccolò Piccinni

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    André Ernest Modeste Grétry

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    Jacques Offenbach

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    Jules Massenet

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    Jacques Offenbach

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    Jacques Offenbach

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    Emmanuel Chabrier

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    Jean-Baptiste Lully

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    Georges Bizet

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    Jules Massenet

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    Cendrillon Nicolas Isouard

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    Fromental Halévy

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    Charles Gounod

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    Cirano di Bergerac Franco Alfano

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    André Ernest Modeste Grétry

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    Jacques Offenbach

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    Dardanus Jean-Philippe Rameau

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    Marc-Antoine Charpentier

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    Camille Saint-Saëns

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    Giacomo Meyerbeer

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    Georges Bizet

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    Giuseppe Verdi

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    Jules Massenet

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    Echo et Narcisse Christoph Willibald Gluck

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    Jules Massenet

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    Être Dieu Igor Wakhévitch

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    Charles Gounod

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    Gaspare Spontini

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    Emmanuel Chabrier

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    Daniel Auber

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    Jacques Offenbach

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    Ghiselle César Franck

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    Guercoeur Albéric Magnard

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    Fromental Halévy

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    André Ernest Modeste Grétry

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    Gioacchino Rossini

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    Daniel Auber

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    Emmanuel Chabrier

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    Hamlet Ambroise Thomas

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    Hélène Camille Saint-Saëns

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