Opera is first and foremost a matter of art...

It is quite frequent to pass from the most known to the unknown.
Here instead I suppose first to introduce you to the life of an Italian rather unknown (and unsuccessful) Opera composer (sorry, this page is only in Italian !): Stefano Gobatti

Most Opera composers can be found in this site or, more generally, might be present in this Classical composers database .
If you miss someone, however, you cannot avoid a consultation of the Underrated masterpieces.
For quick news on some composers, perhaps you would be quite satisfied just in entering the Index of composers

If you would like to understand also what the hell they say during the play, then go to e-libretto

A lot about opera can be found in Mario Biondi's site


The first Opera composer: Claudio Monteverdi

A celebrate soloist that has composed operas as well: Giovanni Bottesini

A basic Verdi's page

And, strictly in alphabetical order, a little collection of Italian opera composers:
Franco Alfano
Luigi Boccherini
Francesco Cilea

Domenico Cimarosa
Niccolò Jommelli

Italo Montemezzi
Giovanni Pacini

Errico Petrella
Amilcare Ponchielli
Giacomo Puccini

Paolo Serrao (in Italian)

Emilio Usiglio (in Italian)

Discografia - La casa della musica

And if you miss someone...go to Dizionario dei compositori Italiani or to Répertoire international de la presse musicale

In Association with

To find an unusual CD: Opera rara

A curiosity: Manifesto della musica futurista


Arizona Opera
Teatro Pergolesi-Jesi
Teatro Cressoni-Como

More on Opera, albeit in Italian, can be found here: Operaclick

And the rest is coming soon...

This page was last updated on 28th December, 2003