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Chronology of the works

Age of the Maestro

Year of creation

Operas

26
1839
Oberto, conte di San Bonifacio 
opera in 2 acts
Libretto by Antonio Piazza
revised by Temistocle Solera
First performance Scala Theatre - Milan, November 17, 1839
27
1840
Un giorno di regno (Il finto Stanislao)
comic opera in 2 acts
from the farse Le Faux Stanislas
by Alexandre-Vincent Pineux-Duval
Libretto by Felice Romani
First performance Scala Theatre - Milan, September 5, 1840
29
1842
Nabucodonosor 
(the title was abbreviated to Nabucco after the first performance)
opera in 4 parts
Libretto by Temistocle Solera
First performance - Scala Theatre - Milan, March 9, 1842
30
1843
I Lombardi alla prima crociata
opera in 4 acts
from the poem of the same name
by Tommaso Grossi
Libretto by Temistocle Solera
First performance Scala Theatre - Milan, February 11, 1843
(2nd version, see Jérusalem)
31
1844

Ernani 
opera in 4 acts
from the play Hernani by Victor Hugo
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
First performance La Fenice Theatre - Venice, March 9, 1844
(also given with the titles: Il proscritto, Elvira d'Aragona, Il corsaro di Venezia)

31
1844

I due Foscari
tragic opera in 3 acts
from the tragedy The two Foscari by George Byron
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
First performance Argentina Theatre - Rome, November 3, 1844

32
1845
Giovanna d'Arco
opera in a prologue and 3 acts
from the play Die Jungfrau von Orléans by Friedrich Schiller
Libretto by Temistocle Solera
First performance Scala Theatre - Milan, February 15, 1845
(also given with the title: Orietta di Lesbo)
33
1846
Attila 
opera in a prologue and 3 acts
from the tragedy Attila, König der Hunnen by Zacharias Werner
Libretto by Temistocle Solera
The libretto was completed by Francesco Maria Piave
First performance La Fenice Theatre - Venice, March 17, 1846
(also given with the title: Gli Unni e i Romani)
34
1847
Macbeth 
opera in 4 acts
from the tragedy by William Shakespeare Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
(with some modifications by Andrea Maffei)
First performance Pergola Theatre - Florence, March 14, 1847
(also given with the title: Sivardo il Sassone) (2nd version in French, Paris, Théâtre Lyrique, April 21, 1865)
34
1847
I masnadieri
opera in 4 parts
from the tragedy Die Räuber by Friedrich Schiller Libretto by Andrea Maffei
First performance Her Majesty's Theatre - London, July 22, 1847
34
1847

Jérusalem 
remake of I Lombardi alla prima crociata Libretto by Alphonse Royer and Gustave Väez First performance Académie Royale de Musique - Paris, November 26, 1847

35
1848

Il corsaro
tragic opera in 3 acts
from the poem The corsair by George Byron Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
First performance Teatro Grande - Trieste, October 25, 1848

36
1849
La battaglia di Legnano
tragic opera in 4 acts
from La bataille de Toulouse by Joseph Méry Libretto by Salvadore Cammarano
First performance Argentina Theatre - Rome, January 27, 1849
36
1849
Luisa Miller
tragic opera in 3 acts
from the play Kabale und Liebe by Friedrich Schiller
Libretto by Salvadore Cammarano
First performance San Carlo Theatre - Naples, December 8, 1849
37
1850

Stiffelio
opera [in three acts]
from the play Le Pasteur ou L'Evangile et le foyer by Emile Souvestre and Eugène Bourgeois
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
First performance Teatro Grande - Trieste, November 16, 1850
(also given with the title: Guglielmo Wellingrode)

38
1851
Rigoletto
opera in 3 acts
from the play Le Roi s'amuse by Victor Hugo Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
First performance La Fenice Theatre - Venice, March 11, 1851
(also given with the titles: Viscardello, Clara di Perth, Lionello)
40
1853

Il trovatore
drama in 4 parts
from the play El trovador by Antonio-García Gutiérrez
Libretto by Salvatore Cammarano
The libretto was completed by Leone Emanuele Bardare
First performance Apollo Theatre - Rome, January 19, 1853

40
1853
La traviata
opera in 3 acts
from the novel La Dame aux camélias by Alexandre Dumas fils
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
First performance La Fenice Theatre - Venice, March 6, 1853
42
1855
Les Vêpres sicilliennes
opera in 5 acts
Libretto by Eugène Scribe and Charles Duveyrier
from Il duca d'Alba by Eugène Scribe
(for Gaetano Donizetti)
First performance Académie Impériale de Musique - Paris, June 13, 1855
42
1855
Giovanna de Guzman
first title of the Italian version of Les Vêpres siciliennes
opera in 5 acts
translation by Arnaldo Fusinato
First performance Ducale Theatre - Parma, December 26, 1855
(also given with the titles: Giovanna di Sicilia and Batilde di Turenna)
44
1857
Simon Boccanegra
opera in a prologue and 3 acts
from the play Simón Bocanegra by Antonio-García Gutiérrez
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
(with interventions by Giuseppe Montanelli)
First performance La Fenice Theatre - Venice, March 12, 1857
(2nd version Milan, Scala Theatre, March 24, 1881)
44
1857

Aroldo 
remake of Stiffelio
opera in 4 acts
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave 

First performance Teatro Nuovo - Rimini, August 16, 1857  

46
1859
Un ballo in maschera
opera in 3 acts
from the historical drama Gustave III ou Le Bal masqué by Eugène Scribe
Libretto by Antonio Somma
First performance Apollo Theatre - Rome, February 17, 1859
49
1862

La forza del destino
opera in 4 acts
from the play Don Álvaro o La fuerza del sino by Ángel Perez de Saavedra, duque de Rivas Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
First performance Imperial Theatre - St. Petersburg, November 10, 1862
(also given with the title: Don Alvaro)(2nd version, Milan, Scala Theatre, February 27, 1869)

52
1865
Macbeth (2a versione in francese)
opera in 4 acts trans.
Charles Nuitter and Alexandre Beaumont
First performance Théâtre Lyrique - Paris, April 21, 1865
54
1867
Don Carlos
grand opéra in 5 acts
from the tragic poem Don Carlos, Infant von Spanien by Friedrich Schiller
Libretto by Joseph Méry and Camille du Locle First performance Académie Impériale de Musique - Paris, March 11, 1867
(version in 4 acts, Milan, Scala Theatre, January 10, 1884)
56
1869
La forza del destino (2nd version)
opera in 4 acts second version revised
(with text added by Antonio Ghislanzoni)
First performance Scala Theatre - Milan, February 27, 1869
58
1871
Aida 
opera in 4 acts
Libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni
taken from a subject by Auguste Mariette
First performance Opera Theatre - Cairo, December 24, 1871
First Italian performance Scala Theatre - Milan, February 8, 1872
68
1881
Simon Boccanegra (2nd version)
Second version revised with additions and modifications by Arrigo Boito
First performance Scala Theatre - Milan, March 24, 1881
71
1884
Don Carlo
revised version in 4 acts
revision of French text by Camille du Locle
Italian translation by Angelo Zanardini based on the original version by Achille De Lauzières
First performance Scala Theatre - Milan, January 10, 1884
74
1887
Otello
opera in 4 acts
from the tragedy Othello, or the Moor of Venice by William Shakespeare
Libretto by Arrigo Boito
First performance Scala Theatre - Milan, February 5, 1887
80
1893
Falstaff
opera in 3 acts
from the play The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare
Libretto by Arrigo Boito
First performance Scala Theatre - Milan, February 9, 1893
85
1898

Tre pezzi sacri
Stabat Mater (1897)
for 4-voice choir and orchestra
text by Jacopone da Todi

Laudi alla Vergine Maria (1886)
for choir of sopranos and contraltos, a cappella
text from the XXXIII Canto del Paradiso by Dante

Te Deum (1895)
for double chorus and orchestra
First performance Théâtre de l'Opéra - Paris, April 7, 1898

In later performances the Ave Maria (1889) was added and the title became Four Sacred Pieces

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