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The Works of Giuseppe Verdi

Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi (9/10 October 1913, Roncole, near Busseto, Italy – 27 January 1901, Milan). Italian Romantic composer and regarded as the greatest Italian musical dramatist.
Operas
# Title Other Title Genre Libretto Source Premiere
1 Oberto, conte di San Boniface    Drama in two acts Themistocles Sclera Verdi's unperformed 1836 opera Rochester, with libretto by Antonio Piazza. Revised and presented as Oberto. Milan, Teatro alla Scala,
17 Nov. 1839
2 Un giro di regna  Il finto Stanislao Comic melodrama in two acts Felice Romani  Romani's libretto for the 1818 play Il into Stanislao by Delbert Growth, after the 1808 play Le faux Stanislaw by Alexander Pineal-Duval.  Milan, Teatro alla Scala,
5 Sept. 1840 
Nabucodonosor   · Nabucco
· Anato
· Nino
· Sennacherib
 
Lyrical drama in four parts  Temistocle Solera  The 1836 play Nabucodonosor by Auguste Anicet-Bourgeois and Francis Cornu, and the 1838 ballet Nabucodonosor by Antonio Cortesi.  Milan, Teatro alla Scala,
9 Mar. 1842 
I lombardi alla prima crociata     Lyrical drama in four acts  Temistocle Solera  The 1826 poem of the same name by Tommaso Grossi.  Milan, Teatro alla Scala,
11 Feb. 1843 
Ernani  · Demetrio Alvexi
· Elvira d'Aragona
· Ester
· Le proscrit
· Il proscritto 
Lyrical drama in four parts  Francesco Maria Piave  The 1830 play Hernani by Victor Hugo.  Venice, Teatro La Fenice,
9 Mar. 1844 
I due Foscari  Aachan  Lyrical tragedy in three acts  Francesco Maria Piave  The 1821 play The Two Foscari by George Byron.  Rome, Teatro Argentina,
3 Nov. 1844 
Giovanna d'Arco  Orietta di Lesbo  Lyrical drama with a prologue and three acts  Temistocle Solera  In part, the 1801 play Die Jungfrau von Orleans by Friedrich Schiller.  Milan, Teatro alla Scala,
15 Feb. 1845 
Alzira     Lyrical tragedy with a prologue and two acts  Salvatore Cammarano  The 1736 play Alzire, ou Les Américains by Voltaire.  Naples, Teatro San Carlo,
2 Aug. 1845 
Attila  Gli unni e i romani  Lyrical drama with a prologue and three acts  Temistocle Solera and Francesco Maria Piave  The 1808 play Attila, König der Hunnen by Zacharias Werner.  Venice, Teatro La Fenice,
17 Mar. 1846 
10  Macbeth  · Saul
· Sivardo il Sassone
 
Opera in four acts  Francesco Maria Piave and Andrea Maffei  The 1605-06 play Macbeth by William Shakespeare.  Florence, Teatro La Pergola,
14 Mar. 1847 
rev. version     Opera in four acts  French translation by Charles Nuitter and Alexandre Beaumont  Piave and Maffei's 1857 libretto.  Paris, Théâtre Lyrique
21 Apr. 1865 
11  I masnadieri  Adele di Cosenza  Melodrama in four parts  Andrea Maffei  The 1781 play Die Räuber by Friedrich Schiller.  London, Her Majesty's Theatre,
22 July 1847 
12  Jérusalem  Giselda  Opera in four acts  Alphonse Royer and Gustave Vaëz  French version of Verdi's I Lombardi alla prima Crociata.  Paris, Opéra,
26 Nov. 1847 
13  Il corsaro     Opera in three acts  Francesco Maria Piave  The 1814 poem The Corsair by George Byron.  Trieste, Teatro Grande,
25 Oct. 1848 
14  La battaglia di Legnano  · L'assedio di Arlem
· Das heilige Feur
· Patria
· Pour la patrie
· La sconfitta degli Austriaci
 
Lyrical tragedy in four acts  Salvatore Cammarano  The 1828 play La bataille de Toulouse by Joseph Méry.  Rome, Teatro Argentina,
27 Jan. 1849 
15  Luisa Miller     Melodrama in three acts  Salvatore Cammarano  The 1784 play Kabale und Liebe by Friedrich Schiller  Naples, Teatro San Carlo,
8 Dec. 1849 
16  Stiffelio  Guglielmo Wellingrode  Opera in three acts  Francesco Maria Piave  The 1848 play Le pasteur, ou L'èvangile et le Foyer by Emile Souvestre and Eugène Bourgeois.  Trieste, Teatro Grande
16 Nov. 1850 
17  Rigoletto  · Clara di Pert
· Lionello
· Triboulet  
Melodrama in three acts  Francesco Maria Piave  The 1832 play Le roi s'amuse by Victor Hugo.  Venice, Teatro La Fenice
11 Mar. 1851 
18  Il trovatore  The Gypsy's Vengeance  Drama in four parts  Salvatore Cammarano and Leone E. Bardare  The 1836 play El trovador by Antonio García Gutiérrez.  Rome, Teatro Apollo
19 Jan. 1853 
19  La traviata  Violetta  Opera in three acts  Francesco Maria Piave  The 1852 play Le dame aux caméllas by Alexandre Dumas.  Venice, Teatro La Fenice
6 Mar. 1853 
20  Les vêpres siciliennes  · Giovanna de Guzman
· Batilde di Turenna
· Giovanna di Sicilia
· Il vespro siciliano
· I vespri siciliani 
Opera in five acts  Eugène Scribe and Charles Duveyrier  The 1838 libretto Le duc d'Albe by Scribe and Duveyrier.  Paris, Opéra
13 June 1855 
21    Simon Boccanegra     Opera with a prologue and three acts  Francesco Maria Piave and Giuseppe Montanelli  The 1843 play Simón Bocanegra by Antonio García Gutiérrez.  Venice, Teatro La Fenice
12 Mar. 1857 
rev. version     Melodrama with a prologue and three acts  Arrigo Boito  Piave's 1857 libretto.  Milan, Teatro alla Scala
24 Mar. 1881 
22  Aroldo     Opera in four acts  Francesco Maria Piave  After Piave's 1850 libretto for Stiffelio Rimini, Teatro Nuovo
16 Aug. 1857 
23  Un ballo in maschera  · Amelia
· Gustavo III
· Der verhängisvolle Maskenball 
Melodrama in three acts  Antonio Somma  The 1833 libretto Gustave III, ou Le bal masqué by Eugène Scribe.  Rome, Teatro Apollo
17 Feb. 1859 
24  La forza del destino  Don Alvaro  Opera in four acts  Francesco Maria Piave  The 1835 play Don Álvaro, o La fuerza del Sino by Ángel de Saavedra and a scene from the 1799 play Wallensteins Lager by Friedrich Schiller.  St Petersburg, Imperial Theatre
10 Nov. 1862 
rev. version     Opera in four acts  Antonio Ghislanzoni   Piave's 1862 libretto.  Milan, Teatro alla Scala
27 Feb. 1869 
25   Don Carlos     Opera in five acts  Joseph Méry and Camille Du Locle  The 1787 dramatic poem Don Carlos by Friedrich Schiller.  Paris, Opéra
11 Mar. 1867 
Don Carlo
rev. version 
   Opera in four acts  Italian translation by Achille De Lauzières  Méry and Du Locle's 1867 libretto.  Milan, Teatro alla Scala
10 Jan. 1884 
26   Aida     Opera in four acts  Antonio Ghislanzoni  A scenario by Auguste Mariette.  Cairo, Opera House
24 Dec. 1871 
27 Otello    Lyrical drama in four acts  Arrigo Boito  The 1604-05 play Othello by William Shakespeare.  Milan, Teatro alla Scala
5 Feb. 1887 
28  Falstaff    Lyrical comedy in three acts  Arrigo Boito  The plays The Merry Wives of Windsor (1600-01) and Henry IV (1597-98) by William Shakespeare.  Milan, Teatro alla Scala
9 Feb. 1893 
Other Works
# Work Composed Text Premiere
La capriciosa  1825-26       
Sinfonia per 'Il barbiere di Siviglia' by G. Rossini  1828       
I deliri di Saul, cantata for baritone and orchestra  1828  Vittorio Alfieri    
Le lamentazioni di Geremia for baritone  1831  Biblical, arr. by Giovanni Leoni    
Laudate pueri in D Major for tenors, bass, chorus and orchestra  c. 1830-32       
6 Qui tollis in F Major for tenor, clarinet and orchestra c. 1830-32    
Tantum ergo in F Major for bass and orchestra  c. 1830-32       
Tantum ergo in G Major for tenor and orchestra  c. 1830-32       
Messe (Kyrie and Gloria), for soprano, tenors, bass and orchestra*  1832-34     Busseto
15 Sept. 1835 
10  Gloria Domine Deus for tenor, chorus and orchestra  c. 1832-34       
11  Sinfonia in B-flat Major  c. 1838       
12  Sinfonia in C Major  1836-38       
13  Sinfonia in D Major  1836-38       
14  Aria: 'Io la vidi' for solo tenor, second tenor and orchestra  1833  Calisto Bassi    
15  Brindisi (first vers.)  1835  Andrea Maffei    
16  Il cinque maggio, cantata  c. 1836  Alessandro Manzoni    
17  Tantum ergo in G Major for tenor, orchestra and organ  1836       
18  Sonata for Violin and Piano 'Stramberia'  1836-38       
19  Sinfonia in C Major  1836-38       
20  Adagio in D Major for trumpet and orchestra  1837       
21  Variazioni for oboe, and orchestra 'Il canto di Virginia'*  1837       
22  Sei romanze for voice and piano:
1. 'Non t'accostare dall'urna'
2. 'More, Elisa, lo stanco poeta'
3. 'In solitaria stanza'
4. 'Nell'orror di notte oscura'
5. 'Perduta ho la pace'
6. 'Deh, pietosa, oh addolorata' 
1838  1. Jacopo Vittorelli
2. Tommaso Bianchi
3. Jacopo Vittorelli
4. Carlo Angiolini
5. Wolfgang Goethe (trans. Luigi Balestra)
6. Wolfgang Goethe (trans. Luigi Balestra)
 
  
23  L'esule (Vedi! la bianca luna) for voice and piano  1839  Temistocle Solera    
24  Notturno (Guarda che bianca luna) for soprano, tenor, bass, flute and piano  1839  Jacopo Vittorelli    
25  La seduzione for voice and piano  1839  Luigi Balestra    
26  Chi i bei dì m'adduce ancora for voice and piano  1842  Wolfgang Goethe (trans. Luigi Balestra?)    
27  Cupo è il sepolcre mutolo for voice and piano  1843  Unknown (Andrea Maffei?)    
28  È la vita un mar d'affanni for voice and piano  1844  Unknown    
29  Era bella, ancor più bella for voice and piano  1844  Unknown    
30  Il tramonto for voice and piano (first vers.)   1845  Andrea Maffei    
31  Sei romanze for voice and piano:
1. 'Il tramonto' (second vers.)
2. 'La zingara'
3. 'Ad una stella'
4. 'Lo spazzacamino'
5. 'Il mistero'
6. 'Brindisi' (second vers.) 
1845  1. Andrea Maffei
2. S. M. Maggioni
3. Andrea Maffei
4. Felice Romani
5. Felice Romani
6. Andrea Maffei 
  
31  L'attente  1846       
32  Il poveretto  1847  Manfredo Maggioni    
33  Inno popolare (Suoni la tromba) for male chorus and piano or orchestra  1848  Goffredo Mameli    
34  L'abondonée  1849  Marie and Léon Escudier    
35  Fiorellin che sorge appena, berceuse for voice and piano  1850  Francesco Maria Piave    
36  La fiorara for voice and piano  1853  E. Buvoli    
37  La preghiera del poeta for voice and piano  1858  Nicola Sole    
38  Sgombra, o gentil for voice and piano  1858  Alessandro Manzoni    
39  Valzer for piano  1859       
40  Il brigidino, stornello for voice and piano  1862  Francesco Dall'Ongaro    
41  Inno delle nazioni for tenor, chorus and orchestra  1862  Arrigo Boito  London, Her Majesty's Theatre
24 May 1862 
42  Romanza senza parole for piano  1865       
43  Libera me, Domine for soprano, chorus and orchestra for the Messa per Rossini 1868-69       
44  Stornello (Tu dici che non m'ami) for voice and piano  1869  Anonymous    
45  Quartetto per archi in E minor  1873       
46   Messa da Requiem for soloists, chorus and orchestra  1874;
rev. 1875 
   Milan, San Marco
22 May 1874;
London, Albert Hall May 1875  
47  Pater nostro volgarizzato da Dante for five-part chorus, a cappella  1880       
48  Ave Maria volgarizzato da Dante for soprano and strings   1880       
49  Pietà, Signor, del nostro error profondo for solists and piano  1894  Arrigo Boito    
50  Quattro pezzi sacri:
1. 'Ave Maria su scala enigmatica' for four-part chorus
2. 'Laudi alla Vergine Maria' for women's chorus, a cappella
3. 'Te Deum' for double chorus and orchestra
4. 'Stabat mater' for double chorus and orchestra 
1. 1889,
rev. 1898
2. c. 1890
3. 1895-96
4. 1898 
2. attrib. Dante
4. Jacopone da Todi 
  
51  O virtù che provvidente for two-part soprano chorus and piano  unknown       

Notes

* Collaborative work

Sources

Harwood, G. W. Giuseppe Verdi: A Research and Information Guide. New York and Oxon: Routledge, 2012

Parker, R., 2001. Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.


 






 


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