List of Henry Purcell Operas

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List of popular Henry Purcell operas, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This Henry Purcell operas list includes the names of all Henry Purcell operas, so if you're an opera lover you might recognize many of these historic operas. This famous Henry Purcell operas list contains various bits of information, such as what language they were composed in and what genre the popular Henry Purcell opera falls under. There are a lot of well-known Henry Purcell operas out there so this list is a great way to learn about the ones you haven't heard of before.

List is made up of many different composers, including Dido and Aeneas and The Indian Queen.

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Dido and Aeneas is an opera in a prologue and three acts, written by the English Baroque composer Henry Purcell with a libretto by Nahum Tate. The first known performance was at Josias Priest's ...more
Dioclesian is a tragicomic semi-opera in five acts by Henry Purcell to a libretto by Thomas Betterton based on the play The Prophetess, by John Fletcher and Philip Massinger, which in turn was ...more
King Arthur, or The British Worthy, is a semi-opera in five acts with music by Henry Purcell and a libretto by John Dryden. It was first performed at the Queen's Theatre, Dorset Garden, London, ...more
The Fairy-Queen is a masque or semi-opera by Henry Purcell; a "Restoration spectacular". The libretto is an anonymous adaptation of William Shakespeare's wedding comedy A Midsummer ...more
The Indian Queen is a play by Sir Robert Howard, written in collaboration with John Dryden, his sister's husband. It was first performed in 1664 with incidental music by John Banister the elder. ...more
The Indian Queen
The Indian Queen, is a semi-opera in five acts with music by Henry Purcell, first performed at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London in 1695. The libretto is a revised version of the play ...more