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opera The Best Italian Operas  

Buster McDermott
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While opera isn’t a genre too many people are very familiar with, opera can be the most amazing experience of in the world; there’s nothing quite like the passion of the well-trained human voice filling an entire room such a powerful way. Some great, well-known operas are in Italian, but what are the best Italian operas of all time?
 
The operas on this list include some of history’s greatest operas of all time. Many well-known composers wrote these incredible Italian operas, including Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini, and Vincenzo Bellini. All of these composers were of Italian birth and forever changed the course of music history in their time periods. In fact, their works are still being celebrated and performed across the globe today.
 
This list features the best Italian operas, ranked by voters, including: Aida, Cavalleria Rusticana, Il Barbiere De Siviglia, La Gioconda, La Traviata, L’elisir D’amore, Madama Butterfly, La bohème, and Turandot. Vote up the best Italian operas below.

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43 11
La Traviata is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Italian Operas
La Traviata Giuseppe Verdi

2
29 6
Tosca is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Italian Operas
Tosca Giacomo Puccini

3
26 5
Aida is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Italian Operas
Aida Giuseppe Verdi

4
26 6
La bohème is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Italian Operas
La bohème Giacomo Puccini

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23 4
Turandot is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Italian Operas
Turandot Giacomo Puccini

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15 3
Pagliacci is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Italian Operas
Pagliacci Ruggero Leoncavallo

7
15 3
Rigoletto is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Italian Operas
Rigoletto Giuseppe Verdi

8
14 4
The Marriage of Figaro is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Italian Operas
The Marriage of Figaro Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Lorenzo Da Ponte

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18 8
Don Giovanni is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Italian Operas
Don Giovanni Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Lorenzo Da Ponte

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19 9
Madama Butterfly is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Italian Operas
Madama Butterfly Giacomo Puccini

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13 4
Cavalleria Rusticana is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Italian Operas
Cavalleria Rusticana Pietro Mascagni

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10 2
Il Trovatore is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Italian Operas
Il Trovatore Giuseppe Verdi

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12 4
Otello is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Italian Operas
Otello Giuseppe Verdi

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14 6
The Barber of Seville is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Italian Operas
The Barber of Seville Gioachino Rossini, Pierre de Beaumarchais

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9 3
L'elisir D'amore is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Italian Operas
L'elisir D'amore Gaetano Donizetti

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9 3
Cosi Fan Tutte is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Italian Operas
Cosi Fan Tutte Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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9 4
Norma is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Italian Operas
Norma Vincenzo Bellini

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6 3
Nabucco is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Italian Operas
Nabucco Giuseppe Verdi

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4 1
Le Nozze Di Figaro is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Italian Operas
Le Nozze Di Figaro Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Lorenzo Da Ponte

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9 7
Il Barbiere De Siviglia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Italian Operas
Il Barbiere De Siviglia Cesare Sterbini

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7 5
L’elisir D’amore is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Italian Operas
L’elisir D’amore Gaetano Donizetti

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5 3
Pagliacci is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Italian Operas
Pagliacci Ruggero Leoncavallo

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5 3
Manon Lescaut is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Italian Operas
Manon Lescaut Giacomo Puccini

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4 2
Rustic Chivalry is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Italian Operas
Rustic Chivalry Pietro Mascagni

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2 0
La Wally is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Italian Operas
Newhere added La Wally

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2 0
Orfeo Ed Euridice is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Italian Operas
Newhere added Orfeo Ed Euridice

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3 2
Idomeneo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Italian Operas
Idomeneo Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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1 0
Pagliacci is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Italian Operas
Newhere added Pagliacci

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4 4
La Gioconda is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Italian Operas
La Gioconda Amilcare Ponchielli