Giuseppe Verdi
Giuseppe Verdi

The following is a list of published compositions by the composer Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901).

List of operas and revisions

   Revision of earlier opera, including translations with material musical changes.

# Title Libretto Acts Language Premiere Remarks
1 Oberto, conte di San Bonifacio

Antonio Piazza [it]
Temistocle Solera

2 Italian La Scala, Milan
17 Nov 1839
Lightly revised three times after the première
2 Un giorno di regno Felice Romani 2 Italian La Scala, Milan
5 Sep 1840
Later revision known as Il finto Stanislao
3 Nabucodonosor Temistocle Solera 4 Italian La Scala, Milan
9 Mar 1842
Later known as Nabucco
4 I Lombardi alla prima crociata Temistocle Solera 4 Italian La Scala, Milan
11 Feb 1843
Based on an epic poem by Tommaso Grossi
5 Ernani Francesco Maria Piave 4 Italian La Fenice, Venice
9 Mar 1844
Partially based on work by Victor Hugo
6 I due Foscari Francesco Maria Piave 3 Italian Teatro Argentina, Rome
3 Nov 1844
Based on The Two Foscari (Byron)
7 Giovanna d'Arco Temistocle Solera 3 Italian La Scala, Milan
15 Feb 1845
8 Alzira Salvatore Cammarano 2 Italian San Carlo, Naples
12 Aug 1845
9 Attila Temistocle Solera
Francesco Maria Piave
3 Italian La Fenice, Venice
17 Mar 1846
Acts 1 and 2 written, and Act 3 sketched, by Solera
Act 3 completed by Piave.
10 Macbeth Francesco Maria Piave 4 Italian La Pergola, Florence
14 Mar 1847
11 I masnadieri Andrea Maffei 4 Italian Her Majesty's Theatre, London
22 Jul 1847
4a Jérusalem Temistocle Solera
Alphonse Royer
Gustave Vaëz
4 French Salle Le Peletier, Paris
26 Nov 1847
Revision and translation of I Lombardi alla prima crociata
12 Il corsaro Francesco Maria Piave 3 Italian Teatro Grande, Trieste
25 Oct 1848
13 La battaglia di Legnano Salvatore Cammarano 4 Italian Teatro Argentina, Rome
27 Jan 1849
14 Luisa Miller Salvatore Cammarano 3 Italian San Carlo, Naples
8 Dec 1849
Loosely based on Kabale und Liebe by Friedrich Schiller
15 Stiffelio Francesco Maria Piave 3 Italian Teatro Grande, Trieste
16 Nov 1850
16 Rigoletto Francesco Maria Piave 3 Italian La Fenice, Venice
11 Mar 1851
17 Il trovatore Salvatore Cammarano
Leone Emanuele Bardare
4 Italian Teatro Apollo, Rome
19 Jan 1853
Cammarano died before completion; his libretto was restructured by Bardare
18 La traviata Francesco Maria Piave 3 Italian La Fenice, Venice
6 Mar 1853
19 Les vêpres siciliennes Charles Duveyrier
Eugène Scribe
5 French Salle Le Peletier, Paris
13 June 1855
19a Giovanna de Guzman Charles Duveyrier
Eugène Scribe
Ettore Caimi
5 Italian Teatro Regio, Parma
26 Dec 1855
Revision and translation of Les vêpres siciliennes
Also known as Batilda di Turenne in an 1858 Naples production[1]
After 1861 most commonly known as I vespri siciliani
17a Le trouvère Salvatore Cammarano
Leone Emanuele Bardare[2][3]
4 French La Monnaie, Brussels
20 May 1856[2]
Revision and translation of Il trovatore, with added ballet
20 Simon Boccanegra Francesco Maria Piave 3 Italian La Fenice, Venice
12 Mar 1857
15a Aroldo Francesco Maria Piave 4 Italian Teatro Nuovo Communale [it], Rimini
16 Aug 1857
Revision of Stiffelio set in Anglo-Saxon Britain
Act 3 expanded
21 Un ballo in maschera Antonio Somma 3 Italian Teatro Apollo, Rome
17 Feb 1859
Revision of the unperformed Gustavo III
22 La forza del destino Francesco Maria Piave 4 Italian Bolshoi, Saint Petersburg
10 Nov 1862
10a Macbeth Francesco Maria Piave 4 Italian Théâtre Lyrique, Paris
21 Apr 1865
Revised version with cuts including Macbeth's final aria
23 Don Carlos Joseph Méry
Camille du Locle
5 French Salle Le Peletier, Paris
11 Mar 1867
23a Don Carlo Joseph Méry
Camille du Locle
Achille de Lauzières [it]
5 Italian Royal Italian Opera House, London
4 Jun 1867
Translation of Don Carlos, first performed with unauthorised amendments and cuts
Italian première of this version took place on 4 Jun 1867 at the Teatro Comunale, Bologna.
22a La forza del destino Francesco Maria Piave
Antonio Ghislanzoni
4 Italian La Scala, Milan
27 Feb 1869
Revised version, with text added by Ghislanzoni
24 Aida Antonio Ghislanzoni 4 Italian Khedivia, Cairo
24 Dec 1871
23b Don Carlo Joseph Méry
Camille du Locle
Achille de Lauzières
Antonio Ghislanzoni
5 Italian San Carlo, Naples
Nov / Dec 1872
Revised version, with text added by Ghislanzoni
20a Simon Boccanegra Francesco Maria Piave
Arrigo Boito
3 Italian La Scala, Milan
24 Mar 1881
Revised version, with text changed and added by Boito
Act 1 Council Chamber finale added in this version
23c Don Carlo Joseph Méry
Camille du Locle
Charles-Louis-Étienne Nuitter
Achille de Lauzières
Angelo Zanardini [it]
4 Italian La Scala, Milan
10 Jan 1884
Second revised version, omitting Act 1 and the ballet
Initial revisions in French (from Don Carlos) by du Locle and Nuittier (working with Verdi)
First performed in an Italian translation by Zanardini (incorporating previous work of de Lauzières)
23d Don Carlo Joseph Méry
Camille du Locle
Charles-Louis-Étienne Nuitter
Achille de Lauzières
Angelo Zanardini
5 Italian Teatro Municipale, Modena
29 Dec 1886
Third revised version, restoring Act 1
25 Otello Arrigo Boito 4 Italian La Scala, Milan
5 Feb 1887
26 Falstaff Arrigo Boito 3 Italian La Scala, Milan
9 Feb 1893

Incomplete projects

Songs

  1. Non t'accostar all'urna (Jacopo Vittorelli)
  2. More, Elisa, lo stanco poeta (Tommaso Bianchi)
  3. In solitaria stanza (Jacopo Vittorelli)
  4. Nell'orror di notte oscura (Carlo Angiolini)
  5. Perduta ho la pace (trans. by Luigi Balestra from Goethe's Faust)
  6. Deh, pietoso, o addolorata (trans. by Luigi Balestra from Goethe's Faust)
  1. Il tramonto (Andrea Maffei)
  2. La zingara (S. Manfredo Maggioni)
  3. Ad una stella (Maffei)
  4. Lo Spazzacamino (Felice Romani)
  5. Il Mistero (Felice Romani)
  6. Brindisi (Maffei)

Sacred works

  1. Ave Maria (1889): for mixed solo voices
  2. Stabat Mater (1897): for mixed chorus and orchestra
  3. Laudi alla Vergine Maria (1888): for female voices
  4. Te Deum (1896): for double chorus and orchestra

Other sacred works

Other vocal works (secular)


Instrumental, orchestral, chamber works

Piano

Orchestral

Chamber

References

Notes

  1. ^ Budden, Vol. 2, p.369
  2. ^ a b Pitou, p. 1333
  3. ^ Budden, Vol. 2, p. 107

Sources