Culture List of Famous French Operas

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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

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Actéon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous French Operas
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
Bohuslav Martinů
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Amadis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Jules Massenet
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Anacréon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Luigi Cherubini
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Ariane is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Jules Massenet
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Ariane et Barbe-bleue is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Ariane et Barbe-bleue Paul Dukas
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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
Niccolò Piccinni
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Aucassin et Nicolette is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous French Operas
André Ernest Modeste Grétry
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Ba-ta-clan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Jacques Offenbach
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Bacchus is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Jules Massenet
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Bagatelle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Jacques Offenbach
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Barbe-bleue is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Jacques Offenbach
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Briséïs is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Emmanuel Chabrier
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Cadmus et Hermione is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Jean-Baptiste Lully
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Carmen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Georges Bizet
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Cendrillon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous French Operas
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
Fromental Halévy
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Cinq-Mars is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous French Operas
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
André Ernest Modeste Grétry
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Daphnis et Chloé is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous French Operas
Jacques Offenbach