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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)
Sung in Italian, with German surtitles
Opera in two acts
Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte
First performance: 1787 in Prague
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Giuseppe Verdi (1813 – 1901)
Sung in Italian, with German surtitles
Opera in three acts
Libretto by Antonio Somma, based on Eugène Scribe's libretto to "Gustave ou Le Bal masqué" (1833) by Daniel François Esprit
First performance: 1859 in Rome
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Georg Friedrich Handel (1685 – 1759)
Sung in Italian with German surtitles
Opera seria in three acts | Libretto: unknown, after the epic poem "Orlando furioso" (1516) by Ludovico Ariosto | World premiere: 1735 in London
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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893)
Sung in Russian, with German surtitles
Opera ("lyrical scenes") in three acts | Libretto: by the composer and Konstantin Shilovsky, based on the novel by Alexander Pushkin
First performance: 1879 in Moscow
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Engelbert Humperdinck (1854 – 1921)
Sung in German, with surtitles
Fairy tale opera in three acts | Libretto: Adelheid Wette, based on the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm
First performance: 1893 in Weimar
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Leonard Bernstein (1918 – 1990)
Sung in German
Musical comedy in two acts | Hugh Wheeler, based on the novel "Candide, Or Optimism" by Voltaire | Vocal texts: Richard Wilbur, with fragments of Stephen Sondheim, John Latouche, Dorothy Parker, Lillian Hellman and Leonard Bernstein | World premiere: 1956 in New York
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Opera in three acts by Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883)
Performed in German, with surtitles
Libretto: by the composer
First performance: 1845 in Dresden, 1861 in Paris
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Giacomo Puccini (1858 – 1924)
Sung in Italian with German surtitles
Japanese tragedy in two acts
Libretto: Giuseppe Giacosa & Luigi Illica, after the play "Madame Butterfly: A Tragedy of Japan" (1900) by David Belasco
World premiere: 1904 in Milan
Acquisition of the Staatstheater Darmstadt production