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List of operas by Riccardo Zandonai

This is a complete list of the operas of the Italian composer Riccardo Zandonai (1883–1944).


Title Sub­divisions Libretto Première date Place, theatre Notes
La coppa del re 1 act Gustavo Chiesa, after Friedrich Schiller composed 1906 or before, never performed  
L'uccellino d'oro 3 acts Father Giovanni Chelodi, after the Grimm brothers spring 1907 Sacco di Rovereto Unpublished. Zandonai's version is for piano and singers only. A performing edition was made by the conductor Silvio de Florian (1908–1995) in 1959.
Il grillo del focolare 3 acts Cesare Hanau, after Charles Dickens' The Cricket on the Hearth 28 November 1908 Turin, Politeama Chiarella
Conchita 4 acts Maurice Vaucaire and Carlo Zangarini, after Pierre Louÿs' La Femme et le pantin 14 October 1911 Milan, Teatro Dal Verme
Melenis 3 acts Massimo Spiritini and Carlo Zangarini, after Louis Bouilhet 13 November 1912 Milan, Teatro Dal Verme
Francesca da Rimini 4 acts Tito Ricordi II, adapted from the play by Gabriele D'Annunzio 19 February 1914 Turin, Teatro Regio
La via della finestra 3 acts Giuseppe Adami, after Eugène Scribe 27 July 1919 Pesaro, Teatro Rossini
Giulietta e Romeo 3 acts Arturo Rossato and Matteo Bandello, after Luigi da Porto and N d'Atri 14 February 1922 Rome, Teatro Costanzi There is a German version with libretto by Alfred Brüggemann (1873–1944).
I cavalieri di Ekebù 4 acts Arturo Rossato, after Selma Lagerlöf's Gösta Berling's Saga 7 March 1925 Milan, La Scala German version with libretto by Ernst Lert titled Die Kavaliere von Ekeby
Giuliano prologue, 2 acts, epilogue Arturo Rossato, after Jacobus da Varagine and Gustave Flaubert 4 February 1928 Naples, Teatro San Carlo based on the legend of Saint Julian the Hospitaller
Una partita 1 act Arturo Rossato, after Alexandre Dumas, père 19 January 1933 Milan, La Scala
La farsa amorosa 3 acts Arturo Rossato, after El sombrero de tres picos by Pedro de Alarcón 22 February 1933 Rome, Teatro dell'Opera
Il bacio 3 acts Arturo Rossato and Emidio Mucci, after Gottfried Keller 10 March 1954 RAI final act left incomplete


  • Waterhouse, John C. G. (1992), "Zandonai, Riccardo" in The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, ed. Stanley Sadie (London) ISBN 0-333-73432-7