Opera 100

Here we write a 100-word précis of numerous opera plots. This is an ongoing and serendipitous series, the idea being to present the storyline in an instant. Click on the opera's title to read the short synopsis. Those with a yellow background you have already visited. There are 20 to a page.

Bartók: Duke Bluebeard’s Castle
Beethoven: Fidelio
Britten: Peter Grimes
Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur
Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia
Henze: Elegy for Young Lovers
Janáček: Katya Kabanova
Janáček: The Cunning Little Vixen
Korngold: Die tote Stadt
Mozart: Cosě fan tutte
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte [The Magic Flute]
Mozart: Don Giovanni [Il dissoluto punito, ossia il Don Giovanni]
Mozart: Idomeneo, re di Creta
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro [The Marriage of Figaro]
Prokofiev: The Gambler
Puccini: Il trittico – Gianni Schicchi
Puccini: Il trittico – Il tabarro
Puccini: Il trittico – Suor Angelica
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