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Adamo, Mark (b Philadelphia, 1962)

Little Women

Adams, John (b Worcester, Mass., 1947)

Death of Klinghoffer, The

Nixon in China

Dr Atomic

Adès, Thomas (b London, 1971)

Tempest, The

Albert, Eugen d’ (b Glasgow, 1864; d Riga, 1932)

Tiefland

Balfe, Michael (b Dublin, 1808; d Rowney Abbey, Herts., 1870)

Bohemian Girl, The

Barber, Samuel (b West Chester, Penn., 1910; d New York, 1981)

Antony and Cleopatra

Vanessa

Bartók, Béla (b Sinnicolau, Rom., 1881; d New York, 1945)

Duke Bluebeard's Castle

Beethoven, Ludwig van (b Bonn, 1770; d Vienna, 1827)

Fidelio

Bellini, Vincenzo (b Catania, Sicily, 1801; d Paris, 1835)

Capuleti e i Montecchi, I

Norma

pirata, Il

Puritani, I

sonnambula, La

Berg, Alban (b Vienna, 1885; d Vienna, 1935)

Lulu

Wozzeck

Berlioz, Hector (b Isère, 1803; d Paris, 1869)

Béatrice et Bénédict

Benvenuto Cellini

Troyens, Les

Bernstein, Leonard (b Lawrence, Mass., 1918; d New York, 1990)

West Side Story

Birtwistle, (Sir) Harrison (b Accrington, 1934)

Gawain

Mask of Orpheus, The

Punch and Judy

Second Mrs Kong, The

Bizet, Georges (b Paris, 1838; d Paris, 1875)

Carmen

Pearl Fishers, The

Boito, Arrigo (b Padua, 1842; d Milan, 1918)

Mefistofele

Borodin, Alexander (b St Petersburg, 1833; d St Petersburg, 1887)

Prince Igor

Britten, Benjamin (Lord Britten of Aldeburgh) (b Lowestoft, 1913; d Aldeburgh, 1976)

Albert Herring

Billy Budd

Death in Venice

Gloriana

Midsummer Night's Dream, A

Noye's Fludde

Owen Wingrave

Paul Bunyan

Peter Grimes

Rape of Lucretia, The

Turn of the Screw, The

Catalani, Alfredo (b Lucca, 1854; d Milan, 1893)

Wally, La

Cavalli, Francesco (b Crema, 1602; d Venice, 1676)

Calisto, La

Egisto, L’

Ormindo, L’

Chabrier, Emmanuel (b Ambert, 1841; d Paris, 1894)

Étoile, L’

Charpentier, Gustave (b Dieuze, 1860; d Paris, 1956)

Louise

Cherubini, Luigi (b Florence, 1760; d Paris, 1842)

Médée

Cilea, Francesco (b Palmi, 1866; d Varazze, 1950)

Adriana Lecouvreur

Cimarosa, Domenico (b Aversa, 1749; d Venice, 1801)

matrimonio segreto, Il

Corigliano, John (b New York, 1938)

Ghosts of Versailles, The

Debussy, Claude (b Saint-Germain-en-Laye, 1862; d Paris, 1918)

Pelléas et Mélisande

Delibes, Léo (b Saint-Germain du Val, 1836; d Paris, 1891)

Lakmé

Delius, Frederick (b Bradford, 1862; d Grezsur-Loing, 1934)

Fennimore and Gerda

Village Romeo and Juliet, A

Donizetti, Gaetano (b Bergamo, 1797; d Bergamo, 1848)

Anna Bolena

Don Pasquale

elisir d'amore, L’

Favorite, La

Fille du régiment, La

Linda di Chamounix

Lucia di Lammermoor

Maria Stuarda

Roberto Devereux

Dove, Jonathan (b London, 1959)

Flight

Dvořák, Antonin (b Kralupy, 1841; d Prague, 1904)

Rusalka

Flotow, Friedrich von (b Teutendorf, 1812; d Darmstadt, 1883)

Martha

Floyd, Carlisle (b Latta, S. Car., 1926)

Susannah

Gay, John (b Barnstaple, 1685; d London, 1732)

Beggar's Opera, The

Gershwin, George (b Brooklyn, 1898; d Hollywood, 1937)

Porgy and Bess

Giordano, Umberto (b Foggia, 1867; d Milan, 1948)

Andrea Chénier

Fedora

Glanert, Detlev (b Hamburg, 1960)

Caligula

Glass, Philip (b Baltimore, 1937)

Akhnaten

Glinka, Mikhail (b Novospasskoye (now Glinka), 1804; d Berlin, 1857)

Life for the Tsar, A

Ruslan and Lyudmila

Gluck, Christoph Willibald (b Erasbach, 1714; d Vienna, 1787)

Alceste

Armide

Iphigénie en Aulide

Iphigénie en Tauride

Orfeo ed Euridice

Gounod, Charles (b Paris, 1818; d Saint Cloud, 1893)

Faust

Roméo et Juliette

Halévy, Fromental (b Paris, 1799; d Nice, 1862)

Juive, La

Handel, George Frideric (b Halle, 1685; d London, 1759)

Acis and Galatea

Agrippina

Alcina

Ariodante

Giulio Cesare

Orlando

Rodelinda

Semele

Serse

Tamerlano

Harbison, John (b Orange, NJ, 1938)

Great Gatsby, The

Haydn, Joseph (b Rohrau, 1732; d Vienna, 1809)

fedeltà premiata, La

isola disabitata, L’

mondo della luna, Il

Orfeo ed Euridice

Heggie, Jake (b W. Palm Beach, Flor., 1951)

Dead Man Walking

End of the Affair, The

Henze, Hans Werner (b Gütersloh, 1926)

Bassarids, The

Elegy for Young Lovers

English Cat, The

Prinz von Homburg, Der

Hindemith, Paul (b Hanau, 1895; d Frankfurt, 1963)

Mathis der Maler

Holst, Gustav (b Cheltenham, 1874; d London, 1934)

Sāvitri

Humperdinck, Engelbert (b Siegburg, 1854; d Neustrelitz, 1921)

Hänsel und Gretel

Janáček, Leoš (b Hukvaldy, 1854; d Ostrava, 1928)

Cunning Little Vixen, The

Excursions of Mr Brouček, The

From the House of the Dead

Jenůfa

Katya Kabanová

Makropulos Case, The

Osud

Josephs, Wilfred (b Newcastle upon Tyne, 1927; d London, 1997)

Rebecca

Kálmán, Emmerich (b Siófok, 1882; d Paris, 1953)

Csárdásfürstin, Die

Kern, Jerome (b New York, 1885; d New York, 1945)

Show Boat

Korngold, Erich (b Brno, 1897; d Hollywood, 1957)

Tote Stadt, Die

Krenek, Ernst (b Vienna, 1900; d Palm Springs, 1991)

Jonny spielt auf

Lehár, Franz (b Komáron, 1870; d Bad Ischl, 1948)

Land of Smiles, The

Merry Widow, The

Leoncavallo, Ruggero (b Naples, 1857; d Montecatini, 1919)

bohème, La

Pagliacci

Ligeti, György (b Dicsöszentmáron, 1923)

Grand Macabre, Le

Marschner, Heinrich (b Zittau, 1795; d Hanover, 1861)

Hans Heiling

Martinů, Bohuslav (b Polička, 1890; d Liestal, Switz., 1959)

Julietta

Mascagni, Pietro (b Livorno, 1863; d Rome, 1945)

Cavalleria rusticana

Massenet, Jules (b Montaud, 1842; d Paris, 1912)

Cendrillon

Chérubin

Don Quichotte

Hérodiade

Manon

Werther

Maw, Nicholas (b Grantham, 1935; d Takoma Park, Maryland, 2009)

Rising of the Moon, The

Sophie's Choice

Maxwell Davies, (Sir) Peter (b Salford, 1934)

Lighthouse, The

Taverner

Menotti, Gian Carlo (b Cadegliano, 1911)

Amahl and the Night Visitors

Consul, The

Medium, The

Telephone, The

Messiaen, Olivier (b Avignon, 1908; d Paris, 1992)

Saint François d’Assise

Meyerbeer, Giacomo (b Vogelsdorf, 1791; d Paris, 1864)

Huguenots, Les

Monteverdi, Claudio (b Cremona, 1567; d Venice, 1643)

Incoronazione di Poppea, L’

Orfeo, L’

ritorno d’Ulisse in patria, Il

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (b Salzburg, 1756; d Vienna, 1791)

Bastien und Bastienne

clemenza di Tito, La

Cost fan tutte

Don Giovanni

Entführung aus dem Serail, Die

finta giardiniera, La

Idomeneo

Mitridate, re di Ponte

nozze di Figaro, Le

Zauberflöte, Die

Musorgsky, Modest (b Karevo, 1839; d St Petersburg, 1881)

Boris Godunov

Khovanshchina

Nicolai, Otto (b Königsberg, Russ., 1810; d Berlin, 1849)

lustige Weiber von Windsor, Die

Offenbach; Jacques (b Cologne, 1819; d Paris, 1880)

Belle Hélène, La

Contes d’Hoffmann, Les

Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein, La

Orpheus in the Underworld

Pfitzner, Hans (b Moscow, 1869; d Salzburg, 1949)

Palestrina

Ponchielli, Amilcare (b Paderno Fasolaro, 1834; d Milan, 1886)

Gioconda, La

Poulenc, Francis (b Paris, 1899; d Paris, 1963)

Dialogues des Carmélites, Les

Voix humaine, La

Previn, André (b Berlin, 1929)

Streetcar Named Desire, A

Prokofiev, Sergei (b Sontsovka, Ukraine, 1891; d Moscow, 1959)

Fiery Angel, The

Love for Three Oranges, The

War and Peace

Puccini, Giacomo (b Lucca, 1858; d Brussels, 1924)

bohème, La

fanciulla del West, La

Gianni Schicchi (Il trittico)

Madama Butterfly

Manon Lescaut

rondine, La

Suor Angelica (Il trittico)

tabarro, Il (Il trittico)

Tosca

Turandot

Purcell, Henry (b London, 1658 or 1659; d London, 1695)

Dido and Aeneas

Fairy Queen, The

Rameau, Jean-Philippe (b Dijon, 1683; d Paris, 1764)

Boréades, Les

Castor et Pollux

Hippolyte et Aricie

Ravel, Maurice (b Ciboure, 1875; d Paris, 1937)

Enfant et les sortilèges, L’

Heure espagnole, L’

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai (b Tikhvin, 1844; d Lyubensk, 1908)

Golden Cockerel, The

Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevronia, The

Rossini, Gioachino (b Pesaro, 1792; d Paris, 1868)

barbiere di Siviglia, Il

Cenerentola, La

Comte Ory, Le

Ermione

gazza ladra, La

Guillaume Tell

italiana in Algeri, L’

Mosè in Egitto

Otello

Semiramide

turco in Italia, Il

Rubinstein, Anton (b Vikhvatinets, 1829; d Peterhof, 1894)

Demon, The

Saint-Saëns, Camille (b Paris, 1792; d Algiers, 1921)

Samson et Dalila

Saariaho, Kaija (b Helsinki, 1952)

Amour de loin, L’

Schoenberg, Arnold (b Vienna, 1874; d Los Angeles, 1951)

Erwartung

Moses und Aron

Shostakovich, Dmitri (b St Petersburg, 1906; d Moscow, 1975)

Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District

Smetana, Bedřich (b Litomyšl, Boh., 1824; d Prague, 1884)

Bartered Bride, The

Smyth, Ethel (b London, 1858; d Woking, 1944)

Wreckers, The

Spontini, Gaspare (b Maiolati, 1774; d Maiolati, 1851)

vestale, La

Strauss II, Johann (b Vienna, 1825; d Vienna, 1899)

Fledermaus, Die

Strauss, Richard (b Munich, 1864; d Garmisch-Partenkirchen, 1949)

ägyptische Helena, Die

Arabella

Ariadne auf Naxos

Capriccio

Daphne

Elektra

Frau ohne Schatten, Die

Friedenstag

Intermezzo

Liebe der Danae, Die

Rosenkavalier, Der

Salome

schweigsame Frau, Die

Stravinsky, Igor (b Lomonosou, 1882; d New York, 1971)

Oedipus Rex

Rake's Progress, The

Sullivan, (Sir) Arthur (b London, 1842; d London, 1900)

Gondoliers, The

HMS Pinafore

Iolanthe

Mikado, The

Patience

Pirates of Penzance, The

Princess Ida

Ruddigore

Sorcerer, The

Trial by Jury

Yeomen of the Guard, The

Szymanowski, Karol (b Tymoszówka, Uk., 1882; d Lausanne, 1937)

King Roger

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr (b Kamsko-Votkinsk, 1840; d St Petersburg, 1893)

Eugene Onegin

Queen of Spades, The

Thomas, Ambroise (b Metz, 1811; d Paris, 1896)

Hamlet

Mignon

Tippett, (Sir) Michael (b London, 1905; d London, 1998)

King Priam

Midsummer Marriage, The

Turnage, Mark-Anthony (b Corringham, Essex, 1960)

Silver Tassie, The

Ullmann, Viktor (b Prague, 1898; d Auschwitz concentration camp, 1944)

Kaiser von Atlantis, Der

Vaughan Williams, Ralph (b Down Ampney, 1872; d London, 1958)

Hugh the Drover

Pilgrim's Progress, The

Riders to the Sea

Verdi, Giuseppe (b Roncole, 1813; d Milan, 1901)

Aida

Aroldo

ballo in maschera, Un

Don Carlos/Don Carlo

Ernani

Falstaff

forza del destino, La

giorno di regno, Un or finto Stanislao, Il

Luisa Miller

Macbeth

Nabucco

Otello

Rigoletto

Simon Boccanegra

Stiffelio

traviata, La

trovatore, Il

Vêpres siciliennes, Les

Wagner, Richard (b Leipzig, 1813; d Venice, 1883)

fliegende Holländer, Der

Götterdämmerung (Der Ring des Nibelungen)

Lohengrin

Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Die

Parsifal

Rheingold, Das (Der Ring des Nibelungen)

Rienzi

Siegfried (Der Ring des Nibelungen)

Tannhäuser

Tristan und Isolde

Walküre, Die (Der Ring des Nibelungen)

Walton, (Sir) William (b Oldham, 1902; d Ischia, 1983)

Bear, The

Troilus and Cressida

Weber, Carl Maria von (b Eutin, 1796; d London, 1826)

Euryanthe

Freischütz, Der

Oberon

Weill, Kurt (b Dessau, 1900; d New York, 1950)

Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny

Threepenny Opera, The

Weir, Judith (b Aberdeen, 1954)

Blond Eckbert

Wolf-Ferrari, Ermanno (b Venice, 1846; d Venice, 1948)

segreto di Susanna, Il

Zemlinsky, Alexander (b Vienna, 1871; d New York, 1942)

florentinische Tragödie, Eine

Zwerg, Der

Zimmermann, Bernd Alois (b Cologne, 1918; d Cologne, 1970)

Soldaten, Die

From A Dictionary of Opera Characters in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Opera.



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