Culture 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
Franz Schubert

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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