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Favorite Opera Stories

Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff

Ada

Il Barbiere di Siviglia
(The Barber of Seville)

La Bohme

Boris Godunov

Carmen

Cavalleria Rusticana
(Rustic Chivalry)

La Cenerentola
(Cinderella)

Les Contes d'Hoffmann
(Tales of Hoffmann)

Cosi fan tutte
(?They All Do It?)

Don Giovanni

Don Pasquale

Eugene Onegin

Faust

Die Fledermaus (The Bat)

Der Fliegende Hollander
(The Flying Dutchman)

Hnsel and Gretel

Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk
(Katerina Ismailova)

Lucia di Lammermoor

Madama Butterfly

Die Zauberflte
(The Magic Flute)

Le Nozze di Figaro
(The Marriage of Figaro)

The Merry Widow

The Mikado

Nabucco

Otello

I Pagliacci
(The Clowns)

Pellas et Mlisande

Der Ring des Nibelungen
(The Ring of Nibelung)

Rigoletto

Der Rosenkavalier
(The Knight of the Rose)

Salome

Tosca

La Traviata
(The Fallen Woman)

Il Trovatore
(The Troubadour)

Turandot

Opera plots form the backdrop to the rich music and staging that make the opera experience. To help you follow the action, we've outlined the stories from the most frequently performed operas.


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