List of operas by Ferdinando Paer

This is a complete list of the operas of the Italian composer Ferdinando Paer (1771–1839).

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Title Genre Sub­divisions Libretto Première date Place, theatre
Orphée et Euridice play with songs 1 act Charles Pierre Duplessis after Ranieri de' Calzabigi and Alessandro Striggio figlio 1791 Parma, Court
Circe
(also performed as Calypso)
opera 3 acts Domenico Perelli carnival 1792 Venice, Teatro San Samuele
Le astuzie amorose, o Il tempo fa giustizia a tutti
(also performed as La locanda dei vagabondi)
dramma giocoso 2 acts Antonio Brambilla autumn 1792 Parma, Teatro Ducale
I portenti del magnetismo opera buffa 2 acts   carnival 1793 Venice, Teatro San Moisè
Icilio e Virginia   2 acts Giuseppe Maria Foppa June 1793 Padua, Nuovo
Laodicea
(also performed as Tegene e Laodicea)
  3 acts Giuseppe Maria Foppa June 1793 Padua, Nuovo
I pretendenti burlati dramma giocoso 2 acts Gian Carlo Grossardi summer 1793 Medesano, Teatrino
L'oro fa tutto
(German: Geld ist die Lösung)
dramma giocoso 2 acts Angelo Anelli August 1793 Milan, Teatro alla Scala
Il nuovo Figaro
(also performed as Il matrimonio di Figaro)
dramma giocoso 4 acts Lorenzo Da Ponte after Pierre Beaumarchais (originally written for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) January 1794 Parma, Teatro Ducale
Il matrimonio improvviso
(also performed as I due sordi)
farsa 1 act Giuseppe Maria Foppa 22 February 1794 Venice, Teatro San Moisè
I molinari farsa 1 act Giuseppe Maria Foppa Carnival 1794 Venice, Teatro San Moisè
Il fornaro farsa 1 act   carnival 1794 Venice, Teatro San Moisè
L'Idomeneo dramma serio 2 acts Gaetano Sertor after Antoine Danchet spring 1794 Florence, Palla a Corda
Ero e Leandro dramma 2 acts   13 August 1794 Naples, Teatro di San Carlo
L'inganno in trionfo intermezzo 1 act   1794 Florence, Palla a Corda
Una in bene e una in male
(also performed as Le astuzie di Patacca)
dramma giocoso 2 acts Giuseppe Maria Foppa 1794 Rome, Valle
La Rossana melodramma serio 3 acts Aurelio Aureli carnival 1795 Milan, Teatro alla Scala
Il Cinna melodramma serio 2 acts Angelo Anelli 13 June 1795 Padua, Nuovo
Anna opera buffa 2 acts   June 1795 Padua, Nuovo
L'intrigo amoroso
(also performed as Saed, ossia Gl'intrighi del serraglio and Il male vien dal buco)
dramma giocoso 2 acts Giovanni Bertati 4 December 1795 Venice, Teatro San Moisè
L'orfana riconosciuta dramma giocoso     2 April 1796 Florence, Pergola
L'amante servitore commedia in musica 2 acts Antonio Simeone Sografi 26 December 1796 Venice, Teatro San Moisè
Il principe di Taranto
(also performed as La contadina fortunata)
dramma giocoso 2 acts Filippo Livigni 11 February 1797 Parma, Teatro Ducale
Il fanatico in Berlina       1797 Vienna, Kärntnertortheater
Griselda, ossia La virtù al cimento dramma semiserio 2 acts Angelo Anelli after Giovanni Boccaccio January 1798 Parma, Teatro Ducale
Camilla, ossia Il sotteraneo dramma semiserio 3 acts Giuseppe Carpani, after Benoît-Joseph Marsollier des Vivetières' libretto Camille for Nicolas Dalayrac 28 February 1799 Vienna, Kärntnertortheater
Il maestro di ballo farsa 1 act Giuseppe Maria Foppa carnival 1799 Venice, Teatro San Moisè
Il morto vivo opera buffa 2 acts Carlo Prospero Defranceschi 12 July 1799 Vienna, Kärntnertortheater
La testa riscaldata farsa 1 act Giuseppe Maria Foppa 20 January 1800 Venice, Teatro San Benedetto
La sonnambula farsa 1 act Giuseppe Maria Foppa 15 February 1800 Venice, Teatro San Benedetto
Ginevra degli Almieri opera tragicomica 4 acts Giuseppe Maria Foppa 2 September 1800 Vienna, Kärntnertortheater
Poche ma buone, ossia Le donne cambiate
(German: Der lustige Schuster)
opera buffa 2 acts Giuseppe Maria Foppa 18 December 1800 Vienna, Kärntnertortheater
Achille melodramma eroico 2 acts Giovanni De Gamerra, after Homer 6 June 1801 Vienna, Kärntnertortheater
I fuorusciti di Firenze opera semiseria 2 acts Angelo Anelli 27 November 1802 Dresden, Hoftheater
Sargino, ossia L'allievo dell'amore dramma eroicomico 2 acts Giuseppe Maria Foppa 26 May 1803 Dresden, Hoftheater
Lodoiska dramma eroico 3 acts Francesco Gonella after Jean-Baptiste Louvet de Couvray summer 1804 Bologna, Teatro Comunale
Leonora, ossia L'amore conjugale dramma semiserio 2 acts Giovanni Schmidt, after Jean-Nicolas Bouilly's libretto Léonore for Pierre Gaveaux 3 October 1804 Dresden, Hoftheater
Sofonisba dramma serio 2 acts Giovanni Schmidt 19 May 1805 Bologna, Corso
Il maniscalco dramma giocoso     summer 1805 Florence, Palla a Corda
Numa Pompilio dramma serio 3 acts Pietro Bagnoli, after Matteo Noris carnival 1808 Paris, Tuileries
Cleopatra       1808 Paris
Diana e Endimione, ossia Il ritardo intermezzo   Stefano Vestris autumn 1809 Paris, Tuileries
Agnese dramma semiserio 2 acts Luigi Buonavoglia after Filippo Casari October 1809 Parma, Villa Douglas-Scotti, Ponte d'Attaro
La Didone abbandonata melodramma serio 2 acts Metastasio 1810 Paris, Tuileries
Un pazzo ne fa cento opera buffa 2 acts   autumn 1812 Florence, Pergola
I Baccanti opera seria 2 acts Gaetano Rossi 7 January 1813 Paris, Tuileries
Poche ma buone, ossia La moglie ravveduta farsa comica 1 act Giovanni De Gamerra summer 1813 Rome, Valle
L'oriflamme
(written in collaboration with Henri-Montan Berton, Rodolphe Kreutzer and Étienne Méhul)
opéra 1 act Charles-Guillaume Etienne and Louis-Pierre-Marie-François Baour-Lormian 1 February 1814 Paris, Opéra
Oro non compra amore opera buffa 2 acts   1814 Pavia, Quattro Signori
L'eroismo in amore melodramma serio 2 acts Luigi Romanelli 26 December 1815 Milan, La Scala
La primavera felice opera giocosa 1 act Luigi Balocchi 5 July 1816 Paris, Italien
Le maître de chapelle, ou Le souper imprévu opéra comique 2 acts Sophie Gay, after Alexandre Duval 29 March 1821 Paris, Théâtre Feydeau
Blanche de Provence, ou La cour des fées
(written in collaboration with Henri-Montan Berton, François-Adrien Boieldieu, Luigi Cherubini and Rodolphe Kreutzer)
opéra 3 acts Emmanuel Théaulon and Armand Jean Le Bouthillier de Rancé 1 May 1821 Paris, Tuileries
La marquise de Brinvilliers
(written in collaboration with Daniel Auber, Désiré-Alexandre Batton, Henri-Montan Berton, Giuseppe Felice Blangini, François-Adrien Boieldieu, Michele Carafa, Luigi Cherubini and Ferdinand Hérold)
opéra comique 3 acts Eugène Scribe and Castile-Blaze 31 October 1831 Paris, Opéra-Comique
(Salle Ventadour)
Un caprice de femme opéra comique 1 act Jean-Pierre Lesguillon 23 July 1834 Paris, Opéra-comique
(Salle de la Bourse)

SourcesEdit

  • Budden, Julian (1992), 'Paer, Ferdinando' in The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, ed. Stanley Sadie (London) ISBN 0-333-73432-7