Operas based on Greco-Roman mythology

2017-07-27T19:23:59+03:00[Europe/Moscow] en true Alceste (Gluck), Ariadne auf Naxos, Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria, Apollo et Hyacinthus, Elektra (opera), Les Troyens, Oedipus rex (opera), Dido and Aeneas, Euridice (Peri), Europa riconosciuta, Les Danaïdes, Platée, Die ägyptische Helena, Ascanio in Alba, Castor et Pollux, Iphigénie en Aulide, Oreste, Antigone (Honegger), Les Boréades, Semele (Handel), The Rape of Lucretia, Admeto, Arianna in Creta, Atalanta (opera), Deidamia (opera), Teseo, Giove in Argo, Paride ed Elena, Iphigénie en Tauride, Dardanus (opera), La Calisto, Alceste (Schweitzer), Venus und Adonis, Antigonae, L'Arianna, Penthesilea (opera), Alceste (Handel), Daphnis et Chloé (Offenbach), Die Liebe der Danae, Cadmus et Hermione flashcards Operas based on Greco-Roman mythology
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  • Alceste (Gluck)
    Alceste, Wq. 37 (the later French version is Wq. 44), is an opera by Christoph Willibald Gluck from 1767.
  • Ariadne auf Naxos
    Ariadne auf Naxos (Ariadne on Naxos), Op.
  • Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria
    Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria (SV 325, The Return of Ulysses to his Homeland) is an opera consisting of a prologue and five acts (later revised to three), set by Claudio Monteverdi to a libretto by Giacomo Badoaro.
  • Apollo et Hyacinthus
    Apollo et Hyacinthus is an opera, K.
  • Elektra (opera)
    Elektra, Op. 58, is a one-act opera by Richard Strauss, to a German-language libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, which he adapted from his 1903 drama Elektra.
  • Les Troyens
    Les Troyens (in English: The Trojans) is a French grand opera in five acts by Hector Berlioz.
  • Oedipus rex (opera)
    Oedipus rex is an "Opera-oratorio after Sophocles" by Igor Stravinsky, scored for orchestra, speaker, soloists, and male chorus.
  • Dido and Aeneas
    Dido and Aeneas (Z. 626) is an opera in a prologue and three acts, written by the English Baroque composer Henry Purcell with a libretto by Nahum Tate.
  • Euridice (Peri)
    Euridice (also Erudice or Eurydice) is an opera by Jacopo Peri, with additional music by Giulio Caccini.
  • Europa riconosciuta
    The opera takes place in Tyre in Phoenicia and tells a story of love, violence and political discord in ancient times.
  • Les Danaïdes
    Les Danaïdes is an opera by Antonio Salieri, in 5 acts: more specifically, it is a tragédie lyrique.
  • Platée
    Rameau's first attempt at comic opera, the plot concerns an ugly water nymph who believes that Jupiter, the king of the gods, is in love with her.
  • Die ägyptische Helena
    Die ägyptische Helena (The Egyptian Helen), Op.
  • Ascanio in Alba
    Ascanio in Alba, K.
  • Castor et Pollux
    Charles Dill proposes that Rameau had composed the 1737 opera just after working with Voltaire on the opera "Samson" that was never completed, after which he composed "Castor et Pollux" implementing Voltaire's aesthetics.
  • Iphigénie en Aulide
    Iphigénie en Aulide (Iphigeneia in Aulis) is an opera in three acts by Christoph Willibald Gluck, the first work he wrote for the Paris stage.
  • Oreste
    The opera is a pasticcio (pastiche), meaning that the music of the arias was assembled from earlier works, mainly other operas and cantatas also by Handel.
  • Antigone (Honegger)
    Antigone is an opera (tragédie musicale) in three acts by Arthur Honegger to a French libretto by Jean Cocteau based on the tragedy Antigone by Sophocles.
  • Les Boréades
    There were no known performances of this opera in Rameau's lifetime.
  • Semele (Handel)
    Semele (HWV 58) is a 'musical drama', originally presented "after the manner of an oratorio", in three parts by George Frideric Handel.
  • The Rape of Lucretia
    The Rape of Lucretia (Op. 37) is an opera in two acts by Benjamin Britten, written for Kathleen Ferrier, who performed the title role.
  • Admeto
    Admeto, re di Tessaglia ("Admetus, King of Thessaly", HWV 22) is a three-act opera written for the Royal Academy of Music with music composed by George Frideric Handel to an Italian-language libretto prepared by Nicola Haym.
  • Arianna in Creta
    The opera was first given at the King's Theatre in London on 26 January 1734 and then presented in a revised version with dances added for Marie Sallé at Covent Garden Theatre on 27 November of the same year.
  • Atalanta (opera)
    Handel composed it for the London celebrations of the marriage in 1736 of Frederick, Prince of Wales, eldest son of King George II, to Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha.
  • Deidamia (opera)
    The opera, a co-production with the Earl of Holderness, was first performed on 10 January 1741 at London's Lincoln's Inn Fields Theatre, but received only two more performances at a time when the public was becoming tired of Italian opera.
  • Teseo
    Teseo ("Theseus", HWV 9; Italian pronunciation: [teˈzɛo]) is an opera seria with music by George Frideric Handel, the only Handel opera that is in five acts.
  • Giove in Argo
    The libretto by the Venetian poet Lucchini had been written for a setting by Antonio Lotti in Dresden in 1717.
  • Paride ed Elena
    Paride ed Elena (Italian pronunciation: [ˈpaːride ed ˈɛːlena]; Paris and Helen) is an opera by Christoph Willibald Gluck, the third and final of his Italian reformist works, following Orfeo ed Euridice and Alceste.
  • Iphigénie en Tauride
    Iphigénie en Tauride (Iphigenia in Tauris) is a 1779 opera by Christoph Willibald Gluck in four acts.
  • Dardanus (opera)
    (This article is about the opera by Rameau. For the opera by Sacchini, see Dardanus (Sacchini).) Dardanus is a tragédie lyrique in five acts by Jean-Philippe Rameau.
  • La Calisto
    The opera received its first performance on 28 November 1651 at the Teatro Sant 'Apollinare, Venice, where it drew limited audiences for its run of eleven performances.
  • Alceste (Schweitzer)
    Alceste is an opera in German in five acts by Anton Schweitzer with a libretto by Christoph Martin Wieland.
  • Venus und Adonis
    Venus und Adonis is a one-act opera by Hans Werner Henze with a German libretto by Hans-Ulrich Treichel, after the poem by William Shakespeare.
  • Antigonae
    Antigonae (Antigone), written by Carl Orff, was first presented on 9 August 1949 under the direction of Ferenc Fricsay in the Felsenreitschule, Salzburg, Austria, as part of the Salzburg Festival.
  • L'Arianna
    L'Arianna (English: Ariadne) (SV 291), composed in 1607–1608, was the second opera by the Italian composer Claudio Monteverdi.
  • Penthesilea (opera)
    Penthesilea is a one-act opera by Othmar Schoeck, to a German-language libretto by the composer, after the work of the same name by Heinrich von Kleist.
  • Alceste (Handel)
    Alceste ("Alcides"; HWV 45, HG 46b, HHA I/30) is a masque or semi-opera by George Frideric Handel.
  • Daphnis et Chloé (Offenbach)
    Daphnis et Chloé is a one-act opérette by Jacques Offenbach.
  • Die Liebe der Danae
    Die Liebe der Danae (The Love of Danae) is an opera in three acts by Richard Strauss to a February 1937 German libretto by Joseph Gregor, based on an outline written in 1920, "Danae, or The Marriage of Convenience", by Hugo von Hofmannsthal.
  • Cadmus et Hermione
    Cadmus et Hermione is a tragédie en musique in a prologue and five acts by Jean-Baptiste Lully.