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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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Actéon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Actéon Marc-Antoine Charpentier

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Alceste is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Alceste Jean-Baptiste Lully

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Alexander Twice is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Alexander Twice Bohuslav Martinů

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Amadis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Amadis Jules Massenet

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Anacréon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Anacréon Luigi Cherubini

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Ariane is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Ariane Jules Massenet

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Ariane et Barbe-bleue is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous French Operas

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Ariodant is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Ariodant Étienne Méhul

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Ascanio is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Ascanio Camille Saint-Saëns

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Atys is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Atys Niccolò Piccinni

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Aucassin et Nicolette is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Aucassin et Nicolette André Ernest Modeste Grétry

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Ba-ta-clan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Ba-ta-clan Jacques Offenbach

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Bacchus is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Bacchus Jules Massenet

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Bagatelle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Bagatelle Jacques Offenbach

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Barbe-bleue is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Barbe-bleue Jacques Offenbach

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Briséïs is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Briséïs Emmanuel Chabrier

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Cadmus et Hermione is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Cadmus et Hermione Jean-Baptiste Lully

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Carmen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Carmen Georges Bizet

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Cendrillon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Cendrillon Jules Massenet

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Cendrillon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Cendrillon Nicolas Isouard

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Charles VI is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Charles VI Fromental Halévy

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Cinq-Mars is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Cinq-Mars Charles Gounod

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Cirano di Bergerac is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Cirano di Bergerac Franco Alfano

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Colinette à la cour is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Colinette à la cour André Ernest Modeste Grétry

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Daphnis et Chloé is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Daphnis et Chloé Jacques Offenbach

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Dardanus is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Dardanus Jean-Philippe Rameau

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David et Jonathas is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous French Operas
David et Jonathas Marc-Antoine Charpentier

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Déjanire is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Déjanire Camille Saint-Saëns

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Dialogues of the Carmelites is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Dialogues of the Carmelites Francis Poulenc

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Dinorah is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Dinorah Giacomo Meyerbeer

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Djamileh is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Djamileh Georges Bizet

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Don Carlos is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Don Carlos Giuseppe Verdi

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Don Quichotte is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Don Quichotte Jules Massenet

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Echo et Narcisse is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Echo et Narcisse Christoph Willibald Gluck

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Esclarmonde is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Esclarmonde Jules Massenet

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Être Dieu is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Être Dieu Igor Wakhévitch

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Faust is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Faust Charles Gounod

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Fernand Cortez is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Fernand Cortez Gaspare Spontini

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Fisch-Ton-Kan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Fisch-Ton-Kan Emmanuel Chabrier

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Fra Diavolo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Fra Diavolo Daniel Auber

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Geneviève de Brabant is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Geneviève de Brabant Jacques Offenbach

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Ghiselle is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Ghiselle César Franck

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Guercoeur is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Guercoeur Albéric Magnard

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Guido et Ginevra is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Guido et Ginevra Fromental Halévy

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Guillaume Tell is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Guillaume Tell André Ernest Modeste Grétry

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Guillaume Tell is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Guillaume Tell Gioacchino Rossini

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Gustave III is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Gustave III Daniel Auber

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Gwendoline is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Gwendoline Emmanuel Chabrier

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Hamlet is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Hamlet Ambroise Thomas

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Hélène is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Hélène Camille Saint-Saëns