major operas

1600: Euridice by Peri in Florence

1607: L’Orfeo by Monteverdi in Mantua

1689: Dido and Aeneas by Purcell in Chelsea

1779: Iphigénie en Tauride by Gluck in Paris

1787: Don Giovanni by Mozart in Prague

1814: Fidelio by Beethoven in Vienna

1816: The Barber of Seville by Rossini in Rome

1821: Der Freischütz by Weber in Berlin

1831: Norma by Bellini in Milan

1853: La traviata by Verdi in Venice

1859: Faust by Gounod in Paris

1865: Tristan und Isolde by Wagner in Munich

1875: Carmen by Bizet in Paris

1896: La bohème by Puccini in Turin

1902: Pelléas et Mélisande by Debussy in Paris

1905: Salome by Strauss in Dresden

1909: Erwartung by Schœnberg (premiere in Prague in 1924)

1925: Wozzeck by Berg in Berlin

1951: The Rake’s Progress by Stravinsky in Venice

1961: Intolleranza 1960 by Nono in Venice

1965: Die Soldaten by B. A. Zimmermann in Cologne

1967: Louis Riel by Harry Somers in Toronto

1978: Le grand macabre by Ligeti in Stockholm

1980: Satyagraha by Philip Glass in Rotterdam

          Kopernikus by Claude Vivier in Montreal

1983: Saint François d’Assise by Messiaen in Paris

1987: Nixon in China by John Adams in Houston

2006: The First Emperor by Tan Dun in New York