500 Operas by Women

500 Operas By Women

We are happy to unveil our updated version of this searchable database!  It was originally compiled in the late 1990s by Musicologist Melissa Blakesly, a graduate student at the University of Cincinnati – College-Conservatory of Music.  Blakesly was a student of Prof. Karin Pendle, a pioneering and influential scholar of women composers.  The page always has drawn interest on our website, but it has needed updating and expanding.  Christine Ammer (author of Unsung: A History of Women in American Music, first published in 1980 and now in its third edition) and Dr. Penny Brandt (noted mover and shaker at the Women Composers Festival, Hartford) have collaborated on the updating. And of course, it will always be a work in-progress, since more operas by women continue to be unearthed, explored and created.  Be sure to let know what we missed!  And volunteer to help with future revisions?? [email protected]

While we now have more than 500 operas on the list, we keep the original title as a metaphor, 500 as lot and lots and lots that you want to hear and know, and we hope sooner rather than later!

Composer NameNationalityTitleDate ComposedGenreNotesNotes 2
Adayevskaya, Ella GeorgiyevnaRussianZarya svobodï1877OperaThe Fir Tree
Adayevskaya, Ella GeorgiyevnaRussianNeprigozhaya1873OperaThe Homely Girl
Agnesi, Maria TeresaItalianIl re pastore1756?dramma serioA-Wn
Agnesi, Maria TeresaItalianUlisse in Campania?serenataI-Nc
Agnesi, Maria TeresaItalianNitocri1771dramma seriofrags
Agnesi, Maria TeresaItalianL'insubria consolata1766componimento drammaticolost
Agnesi, Maria TeresaItalianLa Sofonisba1765dramma eroicoA-Wgm, Wn
Agnesi, Maria TeresaItalianCirco in Armenia1753dramma seriofrags
Agnesi, Maria TeresaItalianIl restauro d'Arcadia1747cantata pastoralelost
Ahlefeldt, Maria TheresiaDanishLa folie, ou Quel conte!1789?comic opera
Ahlefeldt, Maria TheresiaDanishVeddemaalet1793intermezzoKk
Ahlefeldt, Maria TheresiaDanishTelemak paa Calypsos Øe1792opera-balletDK-Kk
Alexandra (Moraru), LianaRomanianÎn labyrint1987operaIn the Labyrinth
Alexandra (Moraru), LianaRomanianCriasa zapezii1980operaThe Snow Queen
Ali-Zadeh, FranghizAzerbaijanLegenda o belom vsadnike1985rock-operaThe Legend about White Horseman
Allik, KristiCanadianLoom Sword River1982opera
Allitsen, (Mary) FrancesEnglishBindra the Minstrel19122-act romantic opera
Amalia, Princess of SaxonyGermanLa casa disabitata1835opera
Amalia, Princess of SaxonyGermanIl marchesino1834opera
Amalia, Princess of SaxonyGermanDie Siegesfahne1834opera
Amalia, Princess of SaxonyGermanIl figlio pentito1831opera
Amalia, Princess of SaxonyGermanVecchiezza e gioventù1828opera
Amalia, Princess of SaxonyGermanDer Kanonenschuss1828opera
Amalia, Princess of SaxonyGermanLa fedeltà alla prova1826opera
Amalia, Princess of SaxonyGermanElisa ed Ernesto1823opera
Amalia, Princess of SaxonyGermanElvira1821opera
Amalia, Princess of SaxonyGermanIl prigioniere1820opera
Amalia, Princess of SaxonyGermanL'Americana1820opera
Amalia, Princess of SaxonyGermanUna donna1816operastrength in comic operas
Amalia, Princess of SaxonyGermanLe tre cinture1816opera
Amalia, Princess of SaxonyGermanLe nozze funeste1816opera
Anderson, AvrilEnglishEdward II19781-act opera
Anderson, BethAmericanQueen Christina1973opera
Andree, ElfridaSwedishFritiofs saga1899operaunperformed
Anna Amalia, Duchess of Saxe-WeimarGermanErwin und Elmire1776Singspiel
Anspach, ElizabethEnglishThe Princess of Georgia1799opera
Appeldoorn, DinaDutchDuinsprookje19273-act children's operetta
Appignani, Adelaide OrsolaItalianClara di Clevers1876melodrama
Appignani, Adelaide OrsolaItalianI pirati1843melodrama
Appignani, Adelaide OrsolaItalianFrancesca da Rimini1835unperformed
Appignani, Adelaide OrsolaItalianI riti indiani1834unperformed
Appignani, Adelaide OrsolaItalianLe avventure di una giornata1827melodrama
Archer, Violet (Balestreri)CanadianThe Meal1983opera
Archer, Violet (Balestreri)CanadianSganarelle1973comedy opera
Arkwright, Marian (Ursula)EnglishThe Water-Babies1863-1922operetta
Arrieu, ClaudeFrenchUn clavier pour un autre1969-70opéra bouffe
Arrieu, ClaudeFrenchLa princesse de Babylone1953-5opéra bouffe
Arrieu, ClaudeFrenchCadet-Roussel1938-9opéra bouffe
Arrieu, ClaudeFrenchBalthazar, ou Le mort-vivant1966opéra bouffeunperformed
Arrieu, ClaudeFrenchLa cabine téléphonique1958opéra
Arrieu, ClaudeFrenchLe chapeau à musique1953opérette enfantine
Arrieu, ClaudeFrenchLes deux rendez-vous1948opéra comique
Austin, Elizabeth R.AmericanThe Marquise of Ó: I am one and double too2009operaUnperformed, English or German
Bacewicz, GrazynaPolishPrzygoda króla Artura1959comic opera for radiotelevised 1960
Barberis, MansiRomanianCaruta cu paiate19823 acts, 2 tableauxThe Cart with Clowns
Barberis, MansiRomanianKera Duduca1964television opera
Barberis, MansiRomanianApus de soare1958operaSunset
Barberis, MansiRomanianPrintesa îndepartata1946operaThe Distant Princess
Barkin, ElaineAmericanDe amore1980chamber mini opera
Bawr, (Alexandrine-)SophieFrenchLéon, ou Le château de Montaldi1811operalost
Bawr, (Alexandrine-)SophieFrenchLes chevaliers du lion1804mélodramamusic lost
Bayon, Marie EmmanuelleFrenchFleur d'épine1776opéra comique
Beach, Amy MarcyAmericanCabildo1932opera
Beath, BettyAustralianBalyet1990-opera
Beath, BettyAustralianThe Strange Adventures of Marco Polo1973operarev. 1976
Beaumesnil, Henriette Adélaïde Villard deFrenchAnacréon17811-act opera
Béclard d'Harcourt, MargueriteFrenchRaïmi ou fête du soleil1737-41opera
Bellor, JenniferDuffy’s Cut
Bellor, JenniferChristabel
Bertin, Louise(-Angelique)FrenchLa Esmeralda18364 acts
Bertin, Louise(-Angelique)FrenchFausto1831opera semiseria
Bertin, Louise(-Angelique)FrenchLe loup-garou1827opéra comique
Bertin, Louise(-Angelique)FrenchGuy Mannering1825opéra comique
Bibby, GillianNew ZealandSanctuary of Spirits1970children's opera
Bidart, Lycia de BiaseBrazilianA noiva do mar1939opera
Blahetka, (Marie) LeopoldineAustrianDie Räuber und der Sänger?opera
Bond, VictoriaAmericanGulliver1988opera
Bond, VictoriaAmericanA More Perfect Union2004Victoriabond.com
Bond, VictoriaAmericanClaraVictoriabond.com
Bond, VictoriaAmericanCyclops2013Victoriabond.com
Bond, VictoriaAmericanEveryone is Good for Something1986ChildrenVictoriabond.com
Bond, VictoriaAmericanLeopold Bloom’s HomecomingVictoriabond.com
Bond, VictoriaAmericanThe Miracle of Light2016Children/HanukkahVictoriabond.com
Bond, VictoriaAmericanMolly ManyBloom1990Victoriabond.com
Bond, VictoriaAmericanMrs. President2001Victoriabond.com
Bond, VictoriaAmericanSirensVictoriabond.com
Bond, VictoriaAmericanTravels1994Victoriabond.com
Bottini, MariannaItalianElena e Gerardo1822operaunperformed
Boulanger, LiliFrenchLa Princesse Maleine1912-1918operainc.
Boyd, Anne (Elizabeth)AustralianThe Little Mermaid1977-78children's opera
Boyd, Anne (Elizabeth)AustralianThe Beginning of the Day1980children's opera
Boyle, InaIrishMaudlin of Paplewick1964-66opera
Bright, Dora EstellaEnglishThe Portrait1911?opera
Bright, Dora EstellaEnglishQuong Lung's Shadow??
Britain, RadieAmericanKuthara1960chamber opera
Britain, RadieAmericanHappyland1946operetta
Bronsart, IngeborgGermanJery und Bätely1873operette
Bronsart, IngeborgGermanDie Göttin von Sais, oder Linas und Liane1867idyllische Operlost
Bruzdowicz, JoannaPolishTides and Waves1992opera-musical
Bruzdowicz, JoannaPolishMaisonneuve1992opera-musical
Buchanan, Dorothy QuitaNew ZealandGreenleaf1985opera
Burrell, DianaEnglishThe Albatross1987opera
Caccini, FrancescaItalianLa liberazione di Ruggiero1625commedia in musica
Caccini, FrancescaItalianIl martirio di S Agata1622opera?coll. With G. B. Da Gagliano, Caccini wrote two parts, music lost
Caccini, FrancescaItalianLa fiera1619intermedi and incid musicportrayal of women - controversial
Calosso, EugeniaItalianVespero1878-1914opera
Canal, MargueriteFrenchTlass Atka (Le pays blanc)1922?operainc.
Candeille, (Amelie) JulieFrenchIda, ou L'orpheline de Berlin1807opéra comiquealso other inc music for plays
Carmichael, Mary GrantBritishThe Frozen Heart, or The Snow Queen1898operetta
Casagemas, LuisaSpanishSchiava e reginac.1880opera
Cecconi-Botella, MonicFrenchLa femme de l'orgre1986-88opéra-conte
Cecconi-Botella, MonicFrenchScoop: état de siège en Pologne1982mini-opéra
Cecconi-Botella, MonicFrenchIl était une fois l'été1976opéra-film
Cecconi-Botella, MonicFrench2 operas by and for children
Ceconi-Botella, MonicFrenchIl signait Vincent1987-90opéra-passion
Chamberlain, NicoleAmericanRabbit Taleshttps://www.shuyingli.com/opera-vocal
Chaminade, CecileFrenchLa Sévillane1882opéra comiqueprivate perf
Chrétien, HedwigeFrenchLa cinquantaine1911comic opera
Chrétien, HedwigeFrenchLe menuet de l'impératrice1889comic opera
Chudova, Tat'yana AlexeyevnaRussianO myortvoy tsarevne i semi bogatïryakh1966-7fairy tale operaThe Dead Princess and the Seven Heroes
Clingan, Judith AnnAustralianb.19454 children's operas
Clostre, AdrienneFrenchLe chant du cygne1960chamber opera
Coates, GloriaAmericanFall of the House of Usher1962opera
Coleman, EllenEnglishThe Walled Garden1886-1973?operawrote 2 operas total
Daiken, Melanie RuthEnglishPlayboy of the Western Worldinc
Daiken, Melanie RuthEnglishMayakovsky and the Sun1971opera
Daiken, Melanie RuthEnglishEusebius1968opera
Daniels, MabelAmericanThe Legend of Marietta1909operetta
Daniels, MabelAmericanA Copper Complication1900operetta
Daniels, MabelAmericanThe Court of Hearts1900operetta
Daniels, MabelAmericanAlice in Wonderland Cont'd1902-04opera sketch
Day, AshiAmericanFor Whom the Dog TollsAcoustic chamber operahttp://www.chantslibres.org/en/productions/trials/http://kristinnorderval.org/artists/the-trials-of-patricia-isasa/
Dell'Acqua, EvaBelgianPierrot Menteur?opera/operetta
Dell'Acqua, EvaBelgianTambour-Battant1900opera/operetta
Dell'Acqua, EvaBelgianBachelette1896opera/operetta
Dell'Acqua, EvaBelgianLa ruse de Pierrette1890opera/operettawrote about 15 operas and operettas
Dell’Acqua, EvaBelgianZizi?opera/operetta
Delle Grazie, GisellaItalianLa trecciaiuola di Firenze1895opera
Delle Grazie, GisellaItalianAtala1894opera
Desportes, YvonneFrenchMaître Cornélius1939-40opera
Desportes, YvonneFrenchLe forgeur de merveilles1965opera
Desportes, YvonneFrenchLa chanson de Mimi Pinson1961opérette
Desportes, YvonneFrenchLe farce du carabinier1943opéra comique
Dinescu, VioletaRomanianEréndira1991chamber opera
Dinescu, VioletaRomanianHunger und Durst1986chamber opera
Dinescu, VioletaRomanianMai1986children's opera
Dlugoszewski, LuciaAmericanThe Heidi Songs1972-opera
Dlugoszewski, LuciaAmericanTiny Opera1953opera
Doolittle, EmilyCanadianJan Tait and the BearComic Opera/Chamber Operawww.ashi-day.comFor solo soprano, piano, whistle, and duck call. ~10 min.
Dunphy, MelissaAustralian-AmericanThe Gonzales CantataChildrenhttps://nikkinotes.com/RabbitTales.htmlBased on Br'er Rabbit stories. Libretto by Madeleine St. Romain For young audiences. Soprano, mezzo, tenor, baritone, and piano. 45-50 minutes long. Commissioned and premiered by the Atlanta Opera
Duval, MlleFrenchLes Génies1736opera2nd opera by a woman at the Paris Opera
Eiríksdóttir, KarólínaIcelandicSomeone I have Seen1988chamber opera
Ekizian, MichelleAmericanDavid of Sassoun1992chamber opera
Eksanishvili, Eleonora Grigor'yevnaGeorgianb.19192 children's operas
Elcheva, Irina MikhaylovnaRusianSpartak1962opera
Ewart, Florence MaudAustralianEkkehardc1920operaexcerpts exist
Ewart, Florence MaudAustralianA Game of Chess1949operainc.
Ewart, Florence MaudAustralianPepita's Miracle1945operaunperformed
Ewart, Florence MaudAustralianMateo Falconé1933opera
Ewart, Florence MaudAustralianNala's Wooing1933operaunperformed
Ewart, Florence MaudAustralianThe Courtship of Miles Standish1930opera
Ferrari, CarlottaItalianEleanora d'Arborea1871opera - dramma lirico
Ferrari, CarlottaItalianSofia1866opera - dramma lirico
Ferrari, CarlottaItalianUgo1857opera - dramma lirico
Fine, VivianAmericanThe Women in the Garden1977chamber opera
Finzi, GracianeFrenchPauvre assassin1987-91opera
Firsova, Elena (Olegovna)RussianSolovey i roza1991chamber operaThe Nightingale and the Rose
Firsova, Elena (Olegovna)RussianPir vo vremya chumï1972chamber operaFeast in Plague Time
Fleischer, TsippiMedeaopera
Folville, Eugénie-Emilie JulietteBelgianAtala1892opera
Fox, ErikaEnglishThe Dancer, Hotoke1991operapossibly 2 more?
Freer, Eleanor EverestAmericanThe Brownings go to Italy1936opera
Freer, Eleanor EverestAmericanLittle Women1934opera
Freer, Eleanor EverestAmericanA Legend of Spain1931opera
Freer, Eleanor EverestAmericanFrithiof1929opera
Freer, Eleanor EverestAmericanJoan of Arc1929opera
Freer, Eleanor EverestAmericanA Christmas Tale1928opera
Freer, Eleanor EverestAmericanThe Masque of Pandora1928opera
Freer, Eleanor EverestAmericanPreciosa, of The Spanish Student1928opera
Freer, Eleanor EverestAmericanMassimilliano, the Court Jester1926opera
Freer, Eleanor EverestAmericanThe Chilkoot Maiden1926opera
Freer, Eleanor EverestAmericanThe Legend of the Piper1922opera
Gabriel, Mary Ann VirginiaEnglishThe Love Tests?operetta
Gabriel, Mary Ann VirginiaEnglishThe Shepherd of Cournouailles?operettac. 7 more operettas
Gabriel, Mary Ann VirginiaEnglishGraziella1875operetta
Gabriel, Mary Ann VirginiaEnglishGrass Widows1873operetta
Gabriel, Mary Ann VirginiaEnglishWho's the Heir1870operetta
Gabriel, Mary Ann VirginiaEnglishWidows Bewitched1865operetta
Gail, (Edmee) SophieFrenchLa sérénade18181-act opera
Gail, (Edmee) SophieFrenchAngéla, ou L'atelier de Jean Cousin18141-act operawith Boieldieu
Gail, (Edmee) SophieFrenchLes deux jaloux18131-act opera
Gail, (Edmee) SophieFrenchMlle de Launay à la Bastille18131-act opera
Gardner, KayAmericanLadies Voices: A Short Opera1981stage?with Steinham
Garelli della Moreau, VincenzaItalianLe nozze di Leporello1924comedia
Garelli della Moreau, VincenzaItalianIl viaggio dei Perrichon1916operetta
Garelli della Moreau, VincenzaItalianIncantesimo1915operetta
Geddes-Harvey, Anne Catherine) RobertaCanadianLa terre bonne1903operalost, except for one song
Gerrish-Jones, AbbieAmericanPriscilla1863-1929opera
Gerrish-Jones, AbbieAmericanAbon Hassanopera
Gerrish-Jones, AbbieAmericanThe Milkmaid's Fairopera
Gerrish-Jones, AbbieAmericanThe Snow Queenopera
Gerrish-Jones, AbbieAmericanThe Andalusiansopera
Gerrish-Jones, AbbieAmericanTwo Rosesopera
Gerrish-Jones, AbbieAmericanSakura-Sanopera
Gerrish-Jones, AbbieAmericanAztec Princessopera
Gideon, MiriamAmericanFortunato1958opera
Giteck, JaniceAmericanA'agita1976opera
Giuranna, BarbaraItalianHosanna1978opera lirica
Giuranna, BarbaraItalianMayerling1961opera lirica
Giuranna, BarbaraItalianJamanto1941opera lirica
Glanville-Hicks, PeggyAustralianSappho1965operaunperformed
Glanville-Hicks, PeggyAustralianCarlos among the Candles1962operaunperformed
Glanville-Hicks, PeggyAustralianNausicaa1961opera
Glanville-Hicks, PeggyAustralianThe Glittering Gate1956opera
Glanville-Hicks, PeggyAustralianThe Transposed Heads1954opera
Glanville-Hicks, PeggyAustralianCaedmon1933opera3 scenes
Gonzaga, ChiquinhaBrazilianForrobodó1912operetta150+ performances
Gosfield, AnnieUSAWar of the Worlds
Grandval, MarieFrenchAtalac1888poème lyrique
Grandval, MarieFrenchMazeppa1899opera
Grandval, MarieFrenchLa forêt1875poème lyrique
Grandval, MarieFrenchPiccolino1869opera
Grandval, MarieFrenchLa pénitente1868opéra comique
Grandval, MarieFrenchDonna Maria Infanta di Spagna1865opéra comique
Grandval, MarieFrenchLa comtesse Eva1864opéra comique
Grandval, MarieFrenchLes fiancés de Rosa1863opéra comique
Grandval, MarieFrenchLe sou de Lise1859opérette
Grétry, LucileFrenchToinette et Louis1787diverssement mêlée d'ariettes
Grétry, LucileFrenchLe marriage d'Antonio1786comédie mêlée d'ariettes
Grever, MaríaMexicanEl cantarito1939?miniature operapossibly more?
Grever, MaríaMexicanThe Gyspy1927?song drama1 act
Grigsby, BeverlyAmericanThe Vision of Saint Joan1987opera
Grigsby, BeverlyAmericanThe Mask of Eleanor1984opera
Grigsby, BeverlyAmericanMoses1978opera
Gubaydulina, Sofiya AsgatovnaRussianEra vodoleya1991oratorio-opera-balletAge of Aquarius
Gyring, ElizabethAustrian/AmericanNight at Sea and Day in Court1954opera
Hajdú, JúliaHungarian1915-8714 operettas, musicals, etc.
Halácsy, Irma vonAustrianSalambo1948operanone performed complete
Halácsy, Irma vonAustrianSchelmenerbschaft1943opera
Halácsy, Irma vonAustrianHerz atout1923opera
Halácsy, Irma vonAustrianDer Puppenspieler1922opera
Halácsy, Irma vonAustrianAntinoos1909opera
Hara, KazukoJapaneseOn the Merry Night1982-3opera
Hara, KazukoJapanesePetro Kibe1991opera
Hara, KazukoJapaneseNasu-no Yoichi1991opera
Hara, KazukoJapaneseIwanaga-hime1990opera
Hara, KazukoJapaneseThe History of Yosakoi-bushi1988opera
Hara, KazukoJapaneseBeyond Brain Death1987opera
Hara, KazukoJapaneseSonezako-Shinju1986opera
Hara, KazukoJapaneseSute-hime1985opera
Hara, KazukoJapaneseThe Case Book of Sherlock Holmes: the Confession1981opera
Hara, KazukoJapaneseChieko-Sho1978rev. 1984
Harraden, R. EthelEnglishAll about a Bonnet1880soperetta
Harraden, R. EthelEnglishThe Taboo1895operetta
Harraden, R. EthelEnglishHis Last Chance1891operetta
Harrison, Annie FortescueEnglishThe Ferry Girl1851-1944operetta
Harrison, Annie FortescueEnglishThe Lost Husband1886operetta
Hays, SorrelAmericanThe Glass Woman1989-93?
Hays, SorrelAmericanThe Venus Project?radio opera
Hays, SorrelAmericanThe Everybodydom1994children's radio opera
Hays, SorrelAmericanTouch of Touch1989video opera
Hays, SorrelAmericanLove in Space1986radio opera
Heckscher, Celeste de LongpréAmericanThe Flight of Time1860-1928
Heckscher, Celeste de LongpréAmericanRose of Destiny1918
Hill, Mirrie (Irma)AustralianOld Mr. Sundown1935children's operetta
Holmès, AugustaFrenchLa montagne noir1895
Holmès, AugustaFrenchHéro et Léandre1875operaunperformed
Holst, Imogen (Clare)EnglishBenedick and Beatrice1951opera
Hölszky, AdrianaRomanianBremer Freiheit1987opera
Hunt, Jessica A.AmericanThurso's LandingChamber Operawww.dawnsonntag.comVerlorene Heimat ("Lost Homeland") is the true story of a Nazi-resisting German family in East Prussia during the last months of WW II and the Jewish-Ukrainian girl they sheltered. It is accessible to college and university groups and includes a chorus and optional children's roles.
Ivey, Jean EichelbergerAmericanThe Birthmark1980-82opera
Jacquet de la Guerre, Elizabeth-ClaudeFrenchCephale et Procris1694opera
James, DorothyAmericanPaolo and Francesca1933opera
Jeske-Choinska-Mikorska, LudmilaPolishMarkizde Créqui1892operetta
Jeske-Choinska-Mikorska, LudmilaPolishZuch dziewczyna1884operettaThe Brave Girl
Jolley, JenniferAmericanKrispy Kremes And Butter QueensOpera
Kinkel, JohannaGermanDie Landpartie1810-58operettapossibly more? - liederspiel
Klinkova, ZhivkaBulgarianVassil Levski1992opera
Klinkova, ZhivkaBulgarianCyril and Methodius1981opera
Klinkova, ZhivkaBulgarianThe Most Improbable1980fairy-tale opera
Klinkova, ZhivkaBulgarianPetko Samohavalko1956children's operaother children's operas
Korn, Clara AnnaAmericanTheir Last War1932opera
Kralik von Mayerswalden, MathildeAustrianBlume und Weissblume1907opera
Krzyzanowska, HalinaPolishMagdusia>18941-act opera
Lachartre, NicoleFrenchLes grenouilles n'ont pas de dents1984children's mini-opera
Lachartre, NicoleFrenchBabylone malde, ou la nuit du thermomètre1981mini-opéra comique
Lambiri, EleniGreekTo apokriatiko oneiro1913operettaA Dream in Carnival
Larsen, LibbyAmericanA Wrinkle in Time1991-92opera
Larsen, LibbyAmericanMrs. Dalloway1993opera
Larsen, LibbyAmericanPsyke and the Pskyskraper1982chamber opera
Larsen, LibbyAmericanThe Silver Fox1979children's opera
Le Beau, Luise AdolphaGermanHadumoth1888-91opera
Le Beau, Luise AdolphaGermanDer verzauberte Kalif1901-03fantasy opera
LeBaron, AnneAmericanThe E. & O. Line1991electric blues opera
LeFanu, NicolaEnglishBlood Wedding1992opera
LeFanu, NicolaEnglishThe Green Children1990children's opera
LeFanu, NicolaEnglishThe Story of Mary O'Neill1986radiophonic opera
LeFanu, NicolaEnglishDawnpath1977chamber opera
Leginska, EthelEnglishThe Rose and the Ring1932opera
Lehman, LizaEnglishThe Vicar of Wakefield1902romantic light opera
Li, ShuyingWho Married Star Husbandshttps://www.shuyingli.com/opera-vocal
Li, ShuyingBloodlineschamber operaAmerican Composers Alliancescenes workshoped in Hartford, CT and Norfolk, VA
Lili'uokalaniHawaiianMohailaniinccomic operaHawaiian Queen
Linwood, MaryEnglishThe Kellerin1755/6-1845opera
Lister, LindaState of Grace
Loder, Kate (Fanny)EnglishL'elisir d'amore1825-1904opera
Lomon, Ruth (Margaret)AmericanThe Fisherman and his Soul1963chamber opera
Lund, GudrunDanishSimple Johnny1991mini-opera
Lutyens, ElisabethEnglishThe Numbered1965-7opera
Lutyens, ElisabethEnglishLike a Window1976opera
Lutyens, ElisabethEnglishThe Goldfish Bowl1975ballad operaunperformed
Lutyens, ElisabethEnglishThe Waiting Game1973operaunperformed
Lutyens, ElisabethEnglishInfidelio1954opera
Lyadova, Lyudmila AlexeyevnaRussianDva tsveta vremeni1986operaTwo Colours of the Time
Lyadova, Lyudmila AlexeyevnaRussianShakhtyorskiye nevestï1984operettaMiners' Brides
Lyadova, Lyudmila AlexeyevnaRussianPod chyornoy maskoy1960operettaBehind a Black Mask
Maconchy, ElizabethEnglishThe King of the Golden River1975children's opera
Maconchy, ElizabethEnglishThe Jesse Tree1969church opera
Maconchy, ElizabethEnglishJohnny and the Mohawks1969children's opera
Maddison, AdelaIrishThe Children of Lir1920opera
Maddison, AdelaIrishDer Talisman1910opera
Mageau, MaryAustralianAustralis 17881987music drama
Mageau, MaryAustralianMighty Skity, or The Rabbit who Knew too Much1985children's opera
Manning, Kathleen LockhartAmericanOperetta in Mozartian Style1925-6stage
Manziarly, Marcelle deFrenchLa femme en flèche1954chamber opera
Marshall, Florence AshtonEnglishPrince Sprite1897fairy operetta
Marshall, Florence AshtonEnglishThe Masked Shepherd1879operettaonly 1 partsong remains
Martinez(-Mijares) Odaline de la (Caridad)AmericanSister Aimée1978opera
Martins, Maria de LourdesPortugueseAs três máscaras1984opera
Martins, Maria de LourdesPortugueseSilêncio, onde estás tu?, op. 151958radio opera
Matuszczak, BernadettaPolishPrometeo1982opera da camera
Matuszczak, BernadettaPolishApocalypsys1977opera-oratorio
Matuszczak, BernadettaPolishPamietnik wariata1976opera-monodramaA Madman's Diary
Matuszczak, BernadettaPolishMysterium Hloizy1974opera
Matuszczak, BernadettaPolishHumanae voces1971opera-oratorio
Matuszczak, BernadettaPolishJulia i Romeo1967chamber opera
Metallidi, Zhanneta LazarevnaRussianTarakanishche1992operaThe Cockroach
Millikan, AnnSwede Hollow2019
Moberg, Ida GeorginaFinnishAsiens Ijus1945-6operaincomplete
Monk, MeredithAmericanAtlas1991opera
Monk, MeredithAmericanAtlas1991opera
Monk, MeredithAmericanSpecimen Days1981opera
Monk, MeredithAmericanQuarry1976opera
Monk, MeredithAmericanEducation of the Girlchild1972opera
Monk, MeredithAmericanVessel1971opera epic
Moore, Dorathy RuddAmericanFrederick Douglas1979opera
Moore, Mary CarrAmericanFlutes of Jade Happiness1932-33operetta
Moore, Mary CarrAmericanLegend provençale1929-35operaunperformed
Moore, Mary CarrAmericanDavid Rizzio1927-28opera
Moore, Mary CarrAmericanThe Flaming Arrow, or The Shaft of Ku'pish-ta-ya1919-20operetta
Moore, Mary CarrAmericanLos rubios1931opera
Moore, Mary CarrAmericanHarmony1917operetta
Moore, Mary CarrAmericanThe Leper1912operaunperformed
Moore, Mary CarrAmericanNarcissa, or The Cost of Empire1909grand opera
Moore, Mary CarrAmericanThe Oracle1894operetta
Munktell, HelenaSwedishIn Firenze1889opéra comique
Musgrave, TheaScottishThe Decision1964-5opera
Musgrave, TheaScottishSimon Bolívar1992opera
Musgrave, TheaScottishHarriet, the Woman Called Moses1984opera
Musgrave, TheaScottishAn Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge1981radio opera
Musgrave, TheaScottishA Christmas Carol1979opera
Musgrave, TheaScottishMary Queen of Scots1977opera
Musgrave, TheaScottishThe Voice of Ariadne1973chamber opera
Musgrave, TheaScottishMarko the Miser1962children's opera
Musgrave, TheaScottishThe Abbott of Drimock1955comic opera
Netzer, OsnatIsraeliThe Wondrous Woman Within
Newlin, DikaAmericanSmile Right to the Bone1941?opera
Newlin, DikaAmericanThe Scarlet Letter1945opera3 acts
Newlin, DikaAmericanFeathertop1942opera1 act
Norderval, KristinNorwegian/USAThe trials of Patricia IsasaChamber operahttp://www.cecilieore.no/content/adam-eve-divine-comedy-2015
Oh, Sook-JaKoreanWon-Sul-Lang1990operaWonsullang; The Son of a Knight
Oliveros, PaulineAmericanLunar Opera: Deep Listening For-Tunesopera
Oliveros, PaulineAmericanIo and the Trouble with Himopera
Olivieri Sangiacomo (Respighi), ElsaItalianSamurai1943–5opera3 acts
Olivieri Sangiacomo (Respighi), ElsaItalianAlcesti1941opera1 act
Oosterzee, Cornélie vanDutchDas Gelöbnis1863-1943music dramaItalian verismo
Ore, CecileNorwegianDead beat escapementOpera for babies 0-3 yearshttp://ratkje.no/2009/06/korall-koral-a-baby-opera/The composer Maja Ratkje has made a lot of staged productions and a lot of vocal productions, although none yet really called 'opera'. http://ratkje.no/category/works-and-scores/staged-work/
Ore, CecilieNorwegianAdam and Eve - a devine comedyChamber opera + electroacousticshttp://www.cecilieore.no/content/dead-beat-escapementCecilie Ore has composed even more operas than the two i posted: http://www.cecilieore.no/work/music-dramatic-works
Pade, Else MarieDanishFar, mor og bØrn1974children's operaFather, Mother and Children
Paradis, Maria Theresia vonAustrianGrosse militärische Oper1805?operalost
Paradis, Maria Theresia vonAustrianZwei ländliche Opern?operalost
Paradis, Maria Theresia vonAustrianRinaldo und Alcina1797operalost
Paradis, Maria Theresia vonAustrianDer Schulkandidat1792ländliches SingspielAct 3 and pt of Act 2 lost
Paradis, Maria Theresia vonAustrianAriadne und Bacchus1791melodramalost
Paredes, HildaMexicanLa séptima semilla1989chamber opera
Patterson, AnnieIrishThe High-King's Daughter1868-1934opera
Patterson, AnnieIrishOísin?opera
Pelegrí i Marimón, Maria TeresaSpanishHerodes und Mariamne1979-83opera
Pentland, BarbaraCanadianThe Lake1952chamber opera
Perrière-Pilte, AnaïsFrenchLe talon d'Achille1875operetta
Perrière-Pilte, AnaïsFrenchJaloux de soi1873operetta
Perrière-Pilte, AnaïsFrenchLes vacances de l'Amour1867opéra comique
Perrière-Pilte, AnaïsFrenchLe sorcier1866operetta
Perry, JuliaAmericanThree Warnings?opera
Perry, JuliaAmericanThe Selfish Giant1964opera-ballet
Perry, JuliaAmericanThe Bottle1953opera
Perry, JuliaAmericanThe Cask of Amontillado1953opera
Petra-Basacopol, CarmenRomanianApostol Bologa1989opera
Petra-Basacopol, CarmenRomanianCuore1983opera
Petrová, ElenaCzechKdyby se slunce nevrátilo1982-3operaSuppose the Sun did not Return
Petrova, MaraBulgariantitle unknownb.1921opetta
Poldowski [Wieniawska, Irena Regina]PolishLaughter1880-1932operetta
Ptaszyska, MartaPolishOskar z Alwy1971operaOscar from Alva
Puget, LoïsaFrenchLa veilleuse, ou Les nuits de milade1869operetta
Puget, LoïsaFrenchLe mauvais oeil1836operettatext by Scribe
Radermacher, ErikaSwissDas Tanzlegendchen1990opera
Ratkje, Maja Solveig KjelstrupNorwegianKorall koral, a baby opera.Chamber opera, no conductor.https://operaen.no/en/performances/archive/2017/ballerina/Skouen has also produced other operatic works and works for stage.
Raum, ElizabethAmericanEos: the Dream of Nicholas Flood Davin1991opera
Raum, ElizabethAmericanThe Garden of Alice1985opera
Raum, ElizabethAmericanThe Final Bid1981opera
Ravinale, IrmaItalianIl ritratto di Dorian Gray1970opera
Reid, EileenAmericanPrism2018?2 acts
Reid, Sally JohnstonAmericanDramatic: Healing1986chamber opera
Reverdy, MichèleFrenchVincent 97 paroles de la vie et de la mort de Vincent Van Gogh1984-9opera
Reverdy, MichèleFrenchLa nuit qui suivit notre dernier dîner1984opéra de poche
Reverdy, MichèleFrenchLe chateau1980opera
Riseman, ShoshanaIsraeliThe Brave Soldier Zweigb.1948operetta
Rodrigo, MariaSpanishLa flor de la vida?opera
Rodrigo, MariaSpanishBecqueriana1915opera
Rodriguez, MarcelaMexicanLa Sunamita1991opera
Roe, BettyEnglishA Flight of Pilgrims1993opera2 more operas - titles unknown
Roe, BettyEnglishCanterbury Morning1986opera
Roe, BettyEnglishGaslight1983opera
Romero, ElenaSpanishMarcela1957chamber opera
Rosselli-Nissim, MaryItalianAndrea del Sarto1931opera3 acts
Rosselli-Nissim, MaryItalianFiamme1915opera3 acts
Rosselli-Nissim, MaryItalianMax1898opera2 acts
Rosselli-Nissim, MaryItalianNephta1891opera1 act
Rudman, JessicaUSATrigger
Rudman, JessicaUSAMarie Curie learns to swim
Runcie, Constance Faunt Le RoyAmericanThe Prince of Asturia1836-1911opera
Saariaho, KaijaFinnishOnly the Sound Remains20182 one-acts
Saint-Marcoux, Micheline CoulombeCanadianTransit1984opera
Sankaram, KamalaTaking Up Serpents
Schonthal, RuthAmericanThe Courtship of Camilla1979-80opera
Schonthal, RuthAmericanPrincess Maleen1988opera
Schorr, EvaGermanDie Katze des Königs1989opera
Scurria, AmyAmericanPearlOperaWww.amyscurria.com
Scurria, AmyAmericanAlice in WonderlandComicwww.gonzalescantata.comOriginally written as a cantata but has received multiple full stagings.
Sehested, HildaDanishAgnete og Havmanden1913opera
Sekacz, IlonaEnglishA Small Green Space1989opera
Serova, Valentina SemyonovnaRussianMarie d'Orval1880soperalost
Serova, Valentina SemyonovnaRussianIl'ys Muromets1899opera
Serova, Valentina SemyonovnaRussianUriel Acosta1885opera
Serova, Valentina SemyonovnaRussianVstrepenulis'1904-5operaThey Roused Themselves Up - lost
Sfakianaki, MarielliGreekThe Pagic Muper1988opera
Sfakianaki, MarielliGreekMinos1988opera
Shatin, JudithAmericanFollies and Fancies1981-2chamber opera
Shatin, JudithAmericanJob1978opera-oratorio
Shields, AliceJack Dunne’s Revenge1966One actAliceshields.com
Shields, AliceOdyssey 1, Odyssey 2, Odyssey 31975Three one-act operas, 1968, 1970, 1975Aliceshields.com
Shields, AliceShaman1987One actAliceshields.com
Shields, AliceWraecca1989One actAliceshields.com
Shields, AliceMass for the Dead1992One actAliceshields.com
Shields, AliceApocalypse1994Two actsAliceshields.com
Shields, AliceCriseyde2010Two actsAliceshields.com
Shields, AliceZhaojün: The Woman Who Saved The World2018One actAliceshields.com
Silver, SheilaAmericanThe Thief of Love1986opera
Skouen, SynneNorwegianBallerinaOperaWww.amyscurria.comSequel to Hawthorne’s Scarlet Letter
Smiley, PrilAmericanElephant steps1968occult operarev. 1981 as Up from Paradise
Smith, Alice MaryEnglishRüdesheim1865operetta
Smith, JuliaAmericanDaisy1973opera
Smith, JuliaAmericanThe Shepherdess and the Chimneysweep1963opera
Smith, JuliaAmericanCockcrow1953opera
Smith, JuliaAmericanThe Gooseherd and the Goblin1946opera
Smith, JuliaAmericanThe Stranger of Manzano1943opera
Smith, JuliaAmericanCynthia Parker1938operarev. 1977
Smyth, Dame EthelEnglishEntente cordiale1925postwar comedy
Smyth, Dame EthelEnglishFête galante1923dance-dream
Smyth, Dame EthelEnglishThe Boatswain's Mate1913comedy
Smyth, Dame EthelEnglishLes naufrageurs1902lyrical dramaThe Wreckers
Smyth, Dame EthelEnglishDer Wald1899Musik-Drama
Smyth, Dame EthelEnglishFantasio1892-4phantastische Komödie
Sonntag, DawnU.S.Verlorene HeimatMini-opera for solo sopranowww.dawnsonntag.comEvangeline, a ten-minute opera for solo soprano and piano, is based on Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's epic poem, "Evangeline," which tells the story of a young Acadian woman's experience as a displaced, homeless immigrant who traverses the United States seeking her fiance, from whom she was separated during the brutal British expulsion of the Acadians from Nova Scotia in 1755. In this opera, the now-elderly but ever-passionate Evangeline reflects upon her life as she stands at the grave of her beloved Gabriel, whom she discovered dying alone in a Philadelphia hospital for the poor where she was working as a volunteer.
Sonntag, DawnU.S.EvangelineChamber operawww.dawnsonntag.comThis historical opera was inspired by the individuals who lived and worked at the Coal Creek gold mine in remote east-central Alaska during the 1930's. It ties together stories from the mining, National Park, and native Han communities.
Sonntag, DawnU.S.Coal CreekOne act operaContact composer [email protected] Musical excerpt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6ALe_96GYABased on Orson Welles' 1938 radio broadcast of War of the Worlds. Adapted, directed, and libretto by Yuval Sharon.
Steinberg, CarolynAmericanCors de chasse1990chamber opera
Steiner, Emma RobertoAmericanThe Burra Pundit1907light opera
Steiner, Emma RobertoAmericanThe Man from Paris1900opéra bouffe
Steiner, Emma RobertoAmericanFleurette1877comic opera
Stirling, ElizabethEnglishBleakmoor for Copseleigh1819-1895chamber operaunpublished
Stocker, StellaAmericanBeulah1858-1925operetta
Stocker, StellaAmericanQueen of Hearts
Stocker, StellaAmericanGanymede
Stocker, StellaAmericanRaoul
Sutherland, MargaretAustralianThe Young Kabbarli1965opera
Svanidze, Natela DamianovnaGeorgianGaul-Gavkhe1987operaunperformed
Swain, FredaEnglishSecond Chance1959operainc
Szonyi, ErzsébetHungarianDalma1953opera
Tailleferre, GermaineFrenchZoulaina1930-31opéra comique
Tailleferre, GermaineFrenchLe petite sirène1960opéra
Tailleferre, GermaineFrenchMémoires d'une bergère1959opéra bouffe
Tailleferre, GermaineFrenchLe maître1959chamber opera
Tailleferre, GermaineFrenchLa fille d'opéra1955opéra bouffe
Tailleferre, GermaineFrenchLe bel ambitieux1955opéra bouffe
Tailleferre, GermaineFrenchMonsieur Petitpois achète un château1955opéra bouffe
Tailleferre, GermaineFrenchLa pauvre Eugénie1955opéra bouffe
Tailleferre, GermaineFrenchIl était un petit navire1951satire lyrique
Tailleferre, GermaineFrenchParfums1951comédie musicale
Tailleferre, GermaineFrenchDolorès1950opérette
Tailleferre, GermaineFrenchLe marin du Bolivar1937opéra bouffe
Talma, LouiseAmericanThe Alcestiad1962opera
Tate, PhyllisEnglishThe What d'ye Call it1966opera
Tate, PhyllisEnglishDark Pilgrimage1963opera
Tate, PhyllisEnglishThe Lodger1960opera
Temple, AlexAmericanThree Principles of Noir2018micro-opera
Thys, Pauline-Marie-ElisaFrenchNedgeya1880operetta
Thys, Pauline-Marie-ElisaFrenchLe mariage de Tabarin1876opera
Thys, Pauline-Marie-ElisaFrenchoperettas, opéra comiques, and operas
Trimble, JoanIrishBlind Raftery1957TV opera
Tyrrell, AgnesCzech-AustrianBertran de Born1846-1883operaunperformed
Uccelli, CarolinaItalianAnna di Resburgo1832melodrama
Uccelli, CarolinaItalianSaul1830sacred opera
Ulehla, LudmilaAmericanSybil of the Revolution1993chamber opera
Urreta, AliciaMexicanRomance de Doña Balada1972chamber opera
Urteaga, IrmaArgentineLa maldolida1987chamber opera
Veysberg, Yuliya LazarevnaRussianMyortvaya tsarevna1937radio operaThe Dead Princess
Veysberg, Yuliya LazarevnaRussianGusi-lebedi1937children's operaGeese-Swans
Veysberg, Yuliya LazarevnaRussianZaykin dom1937children's operaA Little Rabbit's House
Veysberg, Yuliya LazarevnaRussianGyul'nara1935opera
Veysberg, Yuliya LazarevnaRussianRusalochka1923operaThe Little Mermaid
Viardot, PaulineFrenchCendrillon1904opéra comique
Viardot, PaulineFrenchLe conte de fées1879operetta
Viardot, PaulineFrenchLe denier sorcier1869operetta
Viardot, PaulineFrenchL'ogre1868operetta
Viardot, PaulineFrenchTrop de femmes1867operetta
Vieu, JaneFrenchSur le pont d'Avignon1937fantaisie-opérette
Vieu, JaneFrenchPiège d'amour1905fantaisie-lyrique
Vieu, JaneFrenchArlette1904operetta
Vieu, JaneFrenchAladin1904féerie chantéeopera? 15 tableaux
Vieu, JaneFrenchLa belle au bois dormant1902féerie illustréeopera?
Vieu, JaneFrenchMadame Tallien, ou Thérésa Cabarrus1901pièce historiqueopera? 8 tableaux
Vito-Devaux, Bertha diBelgianAbigail1950-51opéra
Vito-Devaux, Bertha diBelgianGrétry1975opéra comique
Vito-Devaux, Bertha diBelgianMagda: 'L'ange dans les ténèbres1961opéra-ballet
Vito-Devaux, Bertha diBelgianLes amants de Sestos1949drame lyrique
Vito-Devaux, Bertha diBelgianLa Malibran1944opéra romantique
Vorlová, SlávaCzechZlaté ptáce1949-50fairy-tale opera
Vorlová, SlávaCzechDva svety1958opera?Two Worlds
Vorlová, SlávaCzechNáchodská kasace1955historical opera
Vorlová, SlávaCzechRozmarynka1952folk opera
Wallach, JoelleAmericanThe King's 12 Moons1989chamber opera
Wandall, Tekla GriebelDanishDon Juan de Marana1886opera
Warshauer, MeiraAmericanElijah's Violin2019operain-progress
Weir, JudithBritishBlond Eckbert1994opera
Weir, JudithBritishThe Vanishing Bridegroom1990opera
Weir, JudithBritishA Night at the Chinese Opera1987opera
Whitehead, GillianNew ZealandBride of Fortune1988chamber opera
Whitehead, GillianNew ZealandThe Pirate Moon1986chamber opera
Whitehead, GillianNew ZealandThe King of the Other Country1984chamber opera
Whitehead, GillianNew ZealandThe Tinker's Curse1979children's opera
Whitehead, GillianNew ZealandTristan and Iseult1975chamber opera
Wiemann, BethUSAUntil the War is OverTragedy, 2 acts, chamberwww.jessicahuntmusic.comPrincipals: Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, 2 Tenors, Baritone. Chorus: TTTTBBBB. Orchestra: bassoon, violin, 1 percussion (bass drum, kick drum, two toms, temple blocks, large tam-tam, triangle, mark tree, ratchet, vibraphone), and piano. Libretto adapted from Robinson Jeffers' poem, Thurso's Landing. In English, 2 hours.
Wikström, IngerSwedishDen fredlöse1985operaThe Outlawed
Wikström, IngerSwedishJunker Nils av Eka1982family operaJunker Nils of Eka
Wikström, IngerSwedishmore operas?
Wilhelmina, Princess of PrussiaGermanArgenore1740opera
Williams, GraceWelshThe Parlour1961opera
Woolf, (Sophia) JuliaEnglishCarina1889comic opera
Wuiet, CarolineFrenchL'heureuse erreur1786opéra comique
Wuiet, CarolineFrenchL'heureux stratagème, ou Le vol supposé1786opéra bouffe
Wurm, Mary J. A.BritishDie Mitschuldigen1921opera
Wurm, Mary J. A.BritishPrinzessin Lisa's Fee1890Japanese children's opera
Zaimont, Judith LangAmericanGoldilocks and the Three Bears1985chamber opera
Zechlin, RuthGermanDie Salamandrin und die Bildsäule1990opera
Zhubaniva, Gaziza AkhmetovnaKazakhBurannïy Edigey?opera
Zhubaniva, Gaziza AkhmetovnaKazakhDvadtsat' vosem'1987operaTwenty-Eight
Zhubaniva, Gaziza AkhmetovnaKazakhEnlik-Kebek1975opera
Madden, PamelaAmericanLuminosity: The Passions of Marie CurieMulti-media opera
Price, Deon NielsonAmmon and the King: Immigrant Speaks Truth to Power2019Chamber opera
Warshauer, MeiraElijah’s Violin
Perry, Zenobia PowellTawawa House
Price, Deon NielsonUpanishads
Kaminsky, LauraAmericanAs One2014
Kaminsky, LauraAmericanSome Light Emerges2017
Kaminsky, LauraAmericanToday It Rains2019
Kirchhoff, LeannaAmericanThe Clever Artifice of Harriet and Margaret2016Chamber opera
Yun, DuChinese-AmericanAngel’s Bone2017Pulitzer Prize
Yun, DuChinese-AmericanWhere We Lost Our Shadows2019Multimedia
Tesori, JeanineAmericanBlue2019
Monk, MeredithAmericanQuarry1976Multimedia
Gideon, MiriamAmericanFortunato1958An opera in three scenes
Schwendinger, Laura EliseArtemisia
Walpurgis, Maria AntoniaGermanIl trionfo della fedeltà1754
Walpurgis, Maria AntoniaGermanTalestri, regina delle amazoni 1760

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