Opera List of Famous Italian Operas

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List of classical and contemporary operas performed in Italian, listed alphabetically with photos when available. The operas listed below were all either performed or composed in Italian. The names of these Italian operas include information like who the composer of each opera was. You can also filter this list of historic Italian operas for specific information, such as when it was first performed. This list features La traviata, La bohème and more.

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

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

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Adelaide is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Italian Operas
Antonio Sartorio

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Farnace is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Italian Operas
Antonio Vivaldi

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Adelia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Italian Operas
Gaetano Donizetti

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Adelson e Salvini is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Italian Operas
Vincenzo Bellini

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Adina is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Italian Operas
Gioacchino Rossini

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Admeto is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Italian Operas
George Frideric Handel

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Adriana Lecouvreur is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Italian Operas
Francesco Cilea

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Agrippina is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Italian Operas
George Frideric Handel

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Aida is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Italian Operas
Giuseppe Verdi

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Al gran sole carico d'amore is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Italian Operas
Al gran sole carico d'amore Luigi Nono

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Alahor in Granata is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Italian Operas
Alahor in Granata Gaetano Donizetti

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Alceste is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Italian Operas
Christoph Willibald Gluck

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Alessandro is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Italian Operas
George Frideric Handel

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Alessandro nelle Indie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Italian Operas
Alessandro nelle Indie Giovanni Pacini

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Alfredo il Grande is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Italian Operas
Gaetano Donizetti

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Alina, regina di Golconda is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Italian Operas
Gaetano Donizetti

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Alzira is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Italian Operas
Giuseppe Verdi

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Amadigi di Gaula is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Italian Operas
George Frideric Handel

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An Inconvenient Truth is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Italian Operas
An Inconvenient Truth Giorgio Battistelli

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Andrea Chénier is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Italian Operas
Umberto Giordano

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Anna Bolena is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Italian Operas
Gaetano Donizetti

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Argippo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Italian Operas
Antonio Vivaldi

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Arianna in Creta is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Italian Operas
George Frideric Handel

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Ariodante is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Italian Operas
George Frideric Handel

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Armida is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Italian Operas
Armida Joseph Haydn

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Armida is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Italian Operas
Gioacchino Rossini

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Armida abbandonata is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Italian Operas
Armida abbandonata Niccolò Jommelli

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Armida al campo d'Egitto is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Italian Operas
Armida al campo d'Egitto Antonio Vivaldi

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Arminio is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Italian Operas
George Frideric Handel

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Aroldo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Italian Operas
Giuseppe Verdi

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Arsilda, regina di Ponto is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Italian Operas
Antonio Vivaldi

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Artamene is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Italian Operas
Artamene Tomaso Albinoni

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Artemisia is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Italian Operas
Francesco Cavalli

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Ascanio in Alba is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Italian Operas
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Assassinio nella cattedrale is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Italian Operas
Assassinio nella cattedrale Ildebrando Pizzetti

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Atalanta is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Italian Operas
George Frideric Handel

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Attila is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Italian Operas
Giuseppe Verdi

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Aureliano in Palmira is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Italian Operas
Gioacchino Rossini

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Axur, re d'Ormus is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Italian Operas
Antonio Salieri

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Bajazet is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Italian Operas
Antonio Vivaldi

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Beatrice di Tenda is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Italian Operas
Vincenzo Bellini

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Belisario is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Italian Operas
Gaetano Donizetti

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Berenice is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Italian Operas
George Frideric Handel

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Betly is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Italian Operas
Gaetano Donizetti

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Bianca e Falliero is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Italian Operas
Bianca e Falliero Gioacchino Rossini

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Calandro is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Italian Operas
Giovanni Alberto Ristori

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Carlo di Borgogna is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Italian Operas
Carlo di Borgogna Giovanni Pacini

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Caterina Cornaro is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Italian Operas
Gaetano Donizetti

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Cavalleria rusticana is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Italian Operas
Pietro Mascagni

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Cefalo e Procri is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Italian Operas
Ernst Krenek