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arts List of Famous German Operas

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List of classical and contemporary operas performed in German, listed alphabetically with photos when available. The operas listed below were all either performed or composed in German. The names of these German operas include information like who the composer of each opera was. You can also filter this list of historic German operas for specific information, such as when it was first performed. List features items like The Magic Flute, Tristan und Isolde.

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

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

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Alfonso und Estrella is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous German Operas
Alfonso und Estrella Franz Schubert

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Alfred is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous German Operas
Alfred Antonín Dvořák

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Alkmene is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous German Operas
Alkmene Giselher Klebe

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Antigone is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous German Operas
Antigone Carl Orff

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Arabella is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous German Operas
Arabella Richard Strauss

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Ariadne auf Naxos is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous German Operas
Ariadne auf Naxos Richard Strauss

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Arlecchino, oder Die Fenster is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous German Operas
Arlecchino, oder Die Fenster Ferruccio Busoni

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Bastien und Bastienne is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous German Operas
Bastien und Bastienne Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Boccaccio is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous German Operas
Boccaccio Franz von Suppé

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Cagliostro in Wien is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous German Operas
Cagliostro in Wien Johann Strauss II

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Capriccio is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous German Operas
Capriccio Richard Strauss

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Cardillac is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous German Operas
Cardillac Paul Hindemith

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Chlestakows Wiederkehr is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous German Operas
Chlestakows Wiederkehr Giselher Klebe

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Croesus is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous German Operas
Croesus Reinhard Keiser

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Dantons Tod is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous German Operas
Dantons Tod Gottfried von Einem

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Daphne is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous German Operas
Daphne Richard Strauss

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Das Liebesverbot is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous German Operas
Das Liebesverbot Richard Wagner

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Das Mädchen aus Domrémy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous German Operas
Das Mädchen aus Domrémy Giselher Klebe

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Das Märchen von der schönen Li... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous German Operas

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Das Nachtlager in Granada is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous German Operas
Das Nachtlager in Granada Conradin Kreutzer

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Das Nusch-Nuschi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous German Operas
Das Nusch-Nuschi Paul Hindemith

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Das Pfauenfest is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous German Operas
Das Pfauenfest Johan Rudolf Zumsteeg

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Das Rendezvous is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous German Operas
Das Rendezvous Giselher Klebe

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Das Rheingold is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous German Operas
Das Rheingold Richard Wagner

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Das verratene Meer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous German Operas
Das verratene Meer Hans Werner Henze

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Der Barbier von Bagdad is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous German Operas
Der Barbier von Bagdad Peter Cornelius

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Der Besuch der alten Dame is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous German Operas
Der Besuch der alten Dame Gottfried von Einem

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Der Bettelstudent is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous German Operas
Der Bettelstudent Karl Millöcker

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Der Corregidor is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous German Operas
Der Corregidor Hugo Wolf

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Der Diktator is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous German Operas
Der Diktator Ernst Krenek

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Der Evangelimann is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous German Operas
Der Evangelimann Wilhelm Kienzl

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Der ferne Klang is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous German Operas
Der ferne Klang Franz Schreker

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Der fliegende Holländer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous German Operas
Der fliegende Holländer Richard Wagner

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Der Freischütz is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous German Operas
Der Freischütz Carl Maria von Weber

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Der junge Lord is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous German Operas
Der junge Lord Hans Werner Henze

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Der Jüngste Tag is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous German Operas
Der Jüngste Tag Giselher Klebe

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Der Kaiser von Atlantis is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous German Operas
Der Kaiser von Atlantis Viktor Ullmann

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Der König Kandaules is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous German Operas
Der König Kandaules Alexander von Zemlinsky

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Der Mond is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous German Operas
Der Mond Carl Orff

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Der Prinz von Homburg is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous German Operas
Der Prinz von Homburg Hans Werner Henze

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Der Ring des Nibelungen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous German Operas
Der Ring des Nibelungen Richard Wagner

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Der Rosenkavalier is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous German Operas
Der Rosenkavalier Richard Strauss

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Der Schauspieldirektor is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous German Operas
Der Schauspieldirektor Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Der Templer und die Jüdin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous German Operas
Der Templer und die Jüdin Heinrich Marschner

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Der Töpfer is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous German Operas
Der Töpfer Johann André

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Der Traumgörge is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous German Operas
Der Traumgörge Alexander von Zemlinsky

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Der Vampyr is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous German Operas
Der Vampyr Heinrich Marschner

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Der Vampyr is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous German Operas
Der Vampyr Peter Josef von Lindpaintner

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Der Zwerg is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous German Operas
Der Zwerg Alexander von Zemlinsky

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Die Abreise is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous German Operas
Die Abreise Eugen d'Albert