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There are over 25,000 performances of opera every year. Use the New & Rare listing to find the more unusual works, the rarities and the world premieres.
SnedronningenWorld premiereOkt-Dec 2019, København, Royal Danish Opera
Le Postillon de LonjumeauPremiereMar-Apr 2019, Paris, Opéra Comique
Adams, John (*1947)
A Flowering TreePremiereApr 2019, Brisbane, Opera Queensland
Girls of the Golden WestPremiereFeb-Mar 2019, Amsterdam, De Nationale Opera
The Love of the PoetPremiereFeb-Apr 2019, Kazan, Tatar State Opera
La statiraPremiereMar 2019, Venezia, La Fenice
Tancredi appresso il combattimentoWorld premiereJul 2019, Montepulciano, Cantiere Internazionale d'Arte
Ronja RäubertochterPremiereMaj-Jun 2020, Düsseldorf, Deutsche Oper am Rhein
The BlindPremiereApr 2019, New Orleans, New Orleans Opera
Die Bremer StadtmusikantenPremiereFeb-Apr 2019, Berlin, Komische Oper Berlin
A Hand of BridgePremiereFeb 2020, Portland, Portland Opera
Alice's Adventures Under GroundPremiereFeb 2020, London, Royal Opera
Bates, Mason (*1977)
The (R)evolution of Steve JobsPremiereFeb-Mar 2019, Seattle, Seattle Opera
7 MinutiWorld premiereFeb 2019, Nancy, Opéra national de Lorraine
Bell, Iain (*1980)
StonewallWorld premiereJun 2019, New York, New York City Opera
Into the Little Hill Apr 2019, Paris, Athénée Théâtre Louis-Jouvet
The Mask of OrpheusPremiereOkt-Nov 2019, London, English National Opera
Romeo und JuliaPremiereFeb 2019, Lyon, Opéra de Lyon
Fire Shut Up In My BonesPremiereJun 2019, Saint Louis, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
Yvonne, princesse de BourgognePremiereFeb-Mar 2020, Paris, Opéra National de Paris
Riders of the Purple SagePremiereFeb-Mar 2020, Phoenix, Arizona Opera
ClaraWorld premiereApr 2019, Baden-Baden, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden
Independence EvePremiereJan 2020, Birmingham, Opera Birmingham
DraculaPremiereApr-Jun 2019, Stockholm, Kungliga Operan
Anne PedersdotterPremiereJun 2019, Oslo, Den Norske Opera
MeropePremiereOkt 2019, Wien, Theater an der Wien
Kyz ZhibekPremiereMar 2019, Astana, Astana Opera
Billy The KidPremiereMaj 2020, Long Beach, Long Beach Opera
Europeras I and IIPremiereMaj 2019, Braunschweig, Staatstheater Braunschweig
JephtePremiereNov 2019, Buenos Aires, Teatro Colón
L'enigma di LeaWorld premiereFeb 2019, Barcelona, Gran Teatre del Liceu
Il Postino Nov 2019, Norfolk, Virginia Opera
Ercole amantePremiereNov 2019, Paris, Opéra Comique
Les Arts FlorissantsPremiereJul 2019, Versailles, Opéra Royal de Versailles
Juro JánošíkPremiereFeb 2019, Banská Bystrica, State Opera Banská Bystrica
Cipullo, Tom (*1960)
The PartingWorld premiereMaj 2019, Seattle, Music of Remembrance
JosephinePremiereFeb-Mar 2019, Denver, Opera Colorado
Amalia!World premiereFeb 2019, Bolzano, Fondazione Haydn di Bolzano e Trento
Lady SwanwhiteWorld premiereFeb 2019, Tampa, Opera Tampa
The Ghosts of Versailles Jul 2019, Chautauqua, Chautauqua Opera Festival
Heart ChamberWorld premiereNov-Dec 2019, Berlin, Deutsche Oper Berlin
The Central Park FiveWorld premiereJun 2019, San Pedro, Long Beach Opera
The Second Violinist Mar 2019, Amsterdam, De Nationale Opera
CircéPremiereMar 2020, Versailles, Opéra Royal de Versailles
En SilenceWorld premiereFeb 2019, Luxembourg, Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg
SémiramisPremiereMar 2020, Versailles, Opéra Royal de Versailles
LiliomPremiereJul 2019, München, Gärtnerplatztheater
L'Ange de NisidaWorld premiereNov 2019, Bergamo, Fondazione Teatro Donizetti
Linda di ChamounixPremiereApr 2019, St Petersburg, Mariinsky Theatre
Mansfield ParkPremiereJan 2020, Modesto, Townsend Opera Players
CoronisPremiereMar 2020, Lille, Opéra de Lille
Tri SestriPremiereMar 2020, Wien, Wiener Staatsoper
M - Eine Stadt sucht einen MörderWorld premiereMaj-Jun 2019, Berlin, Komische Oper Berlin
Wolf unter WölfenWorld premiereNov 2019, Koblenz, Theater Koblenz
Dantons TodPremiereMaj 2019, Wien, Wiener Staatsoper
Die MassnahmePremiereMar 2020, Paris, Cité de la Musique-Philharmonie
KleopatraPremiereMar-Apr 2019, Aarhus, Den Jyske Opera
HumanoidPremiereFeb-Mar 2019, Winterthur, Theater Winterthur
HöstsonatenPremiereNov-Dec 2019, Helsinki, Finnish National Opera
El Retablo de maese PedroPremiereJun 2020, Trier, Theater Trier
ZauberlandWorld premiereOkt 2019, London, Royal Opera
Fries, Albin (*1955)
NoraPremiereJun 2019, Miskolc, International Opera Festival Miskolc
Furrer, Beat (*1954)
Violetter SchneeWorld premiereJan 2019, Berlin, Staatsoper Unter den Linden
Dafne in LauroPremiereJun 2019, Graz, Styriarte
Il mondo alla roversaPremiereFeb 2019, Reims, Opéra de Reims
I tre gobbiPremiereJul 2019, Wildbad, Rossini in Wildbad
Je suis narcissisteWorld premiereMar 2019, Madrid, Teatro Real de Madrid
OceaneWorld premiereApr-Maj 2019, Berlin, Deutsche Oper Berlin
Einstein on the BeachPremiereMaj 2019, Bilbao, Teatro Arriaga Bilbao
In the Penal Colony Apr-Maj 2019, Long Beach, Long Beach Opera
OrphéePremiereNov 2019, London, English National Opera
Alceste Jul 2019, München, Münchner Opernfestspiele
Bauci e FilemonePremiereMaj 2019, London, Classical Opera
L'Île de MerlinPremiereJun 2019, Wolf Trap, Wolf Trap Opera
Paride ed ElenaPremiereFeb 2019, Boston, Odyssey Opera
Ellen WestWorld premiereJul 2019, Saratoga Springs, Opera Saratoga
The Grapes of WrathPremiereMaj 2019, Detroit, Michigan Opera Theatre
Twenty-SevenPremiereMar 2019, Montréal, L'Opéra de Montréal
Grey, Mark (*1967)
FrankensteinPremiereMar 2019, Bruxelles, La Monnaie/De Munt
El sobre verdePremiereApr 2019, Oviedo, Festival de Teatro Lírico Español Teatro Campoamor
Shining BrowPremiereSep-Okt 2019, Phoenix, Arizona Opera
Hamel, Micha (*1970)
Caruso a CubaWorld premiereMar 2019, Amsterdam, De Nationale Opera
AlessandroPremiereMaj 2020, Paris, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées
Amadigi di GaulaPremiereMar 2019, Compiègne, Théâtre Français de la Musique
PartenopePremiereJun 2020, San Francisco, San Francisco Opera
VenceslaoPremiereApr 2019, London, London Handel Festival
La SemelePremiereNov 2019, Wien, Theater an der Wien
IrenePremiereJan 2020, Wien, Theater an der Wien
Adel i MaraPremiereMar 2019, Zagreb, HNK Zagreb
The Twelve MonthsPremiereJan 2019, Otsu, Biwako Hall
Heggie, Jake (*1961)
If I Were YouWorld premiereAug 2019, San Francisco, Merola Opera
PhaedraPremiereMaj 2019, London, Royal Opera
Le Petit FaustPremiereMar 2019, Marseille, Opéra de Marseille
The Monstrous ChildWorld premiereFeb-Mar 2019, London, Royal Opera
MomoPremiereDec 2019, München, Gärtnerplatztheater
Der SchimmelreiterPremiereMaj 2020, Bremerhaven, Stadttheater Bremerhaven
The Last American HammerPremiereFeb-Mar 2020, Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Opera
Max und MoritzPremiereJun 2019, Köln, Kammeroper Köln
Bon Appetit!PremiereFeb 2020, Portland, Portland Opera
Holten, Bo (*1948)
Schlagt sie tot!World premiereMaj-Jun 2019, Malmö, Malmö Opera
Offenbachs TraumWorld premiereMaj-Jun 2019, Hamburg, Hamburger Kammeroper
Człowiek z ManufakturyWorld premiereFeb 2019, Łódź, Teatr Wielki Łódź
Johnson, Tom (*1939)
The Four Note OperaPremiereFeb-Maj 2019, Ostrava, National Moravian-Silesian Theatre
János VitézPremiereJan-Feb 2020, Budapest, Hungarian State Opera
Today It RainsWorld premiereMar 2019, San Francisco, Opera Parallèle
WhiteleyWorld premiereJul 2019, Sydney, Opera Australia
Az arany meg az asszonyPremiereJan-Feb 2020, Budapest, Hungarian State Opera
Der Diktator Dec 2019, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Ópera de Tenerife
Das Geheime KönigreichPremiereOkt-Nov 2019, Frankfurt, Oper Frankfurt
Karl V Jul 2019, München, Münchner Opernfestspiele
Fin de partiePremiereMar 2019, Amsterdam, De Nationale Opera
JääWorld premiereJan-Mar 2019, Helsinki, Finnish National Opera
Lang, David (*1957)
The LoserPremiereFeb 2019, Los Angeles, LA Opera
Schellen-UrsliWorld premiereNov 2019, Basel, Theater Basel
The Lion's FaceWorld premiereApr 2019, Stara Zagora, State Opera Stara Zagora
Das JagdgewehrPremiereMar 2020, Amsterdam, De Nationale Opera
Lazar, Milko (*1965)
Koda LWorld premiereMar 2019, Ljubljana, SNG Opera in balet Ljubljana
Scylla et GlaucusPremiereApr 2020, Versailles, Opéra Royal de Versailles
Il GiustinoPremiereDec 2019, Lausanne, Opéra de Lausanne
Clo-CloPremiereAug 2019, Bad Ischl, Lehár Festival Bad Ischl
Edipo RePremiereMar 2019, Pisa, Teatro di Pisa
ZingariPremiereMaj 2020, Edinburgh, Scottish Opera
PsychéPremiereJan 2020, Versailles, Opéra Royal de Versailles
Cadmus et HermionePremiereNov 2019, Versailles, Opéra Royal de Versailles
Lund, Peter (*1965)
Zarah 47World premiereSep 2019-Feb 2020, Chemnitz, Theater Chemnitz
AnthropoceneWorld premiereJan-Feb 2019, Glasgow, Scottish Opera
Das Lied von der Erde Jan 2019, Baden-Baden, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden
EcubaPremiereJul-Aug 2019, Martina Franca, Festival della Valle d'Itria
Visions and wonders of General MakriyannisWorld premiereApr 2019, Athens, Greek National Opera
El Milagro del RecuerdoWorld premiereDec 2019, Houston, Houston Grand Opera
Lille SoldatWorld premiereNov 2019, Odense, Den Fynske Opera
The Comedy on the BridgePremiereMar-Apr 2019, Malmö, Malmö Opera
El pasado nunca se terminaPremiereMaj 2019, Fort Worth, Fort Worth Opera
SilvanoPremiereApr 2019, Glasgow, Scottish Opera
L'accademia di musicaPremiereJul 2019, Wildbad, Rossini in Wildbad
Breaking the WavesPremiereAug 2019, West Edge Opera
Amelia al balloPremiereApr 2019, Toulon, Opéra de Toulon
Francesca da RiminiPremiereMar 2019, Kawasaki, Belcanto Opera Festival in Japan
FortunioPremiereDec 2019, Paris, Opéra Comique
PassionnémentPremiereAug 2019, Belle-Ile en Mer, Lyrique-en-mer
VéroniquePremiereApr 2020, Marseille, Opéra de Marseille
Saint François d'AssisePremiereMaj 2020, Hamburg, Staatsoper Hamburg
Gli amori di TeolindaPremiereNov 2019, Lausanne, Opéra de Lausanne
DinorahPremiereMar 2020, Berlin, Deutsche Oper Berlin
Les Huguenots Jan 2019, Budapest, Hungarian State Opera
Le prophètePremiereFeb-Mar 2020, Berlin, Deutsche Oper Berlin
Robert le diablePremiereApr 2019, Bruxelles, La Monnaie/De Munt
Romilda e CostanzaPremiereJul 2019, Wildbad, Rossini in Wildbad
Schneewittchen Nov-Dec 2019, Berlin, Staatsoper Unter den Linden
The Face on the Barroom FloorPremiereFeb 2019, Shreveport, Shreveport Opera
FlisWorld premiereJun 2019, Bytom, Opera Śląska
HrabinaPremiereMaj 2019, Gdańsk, Opera Bałtycka
Die SchweizerhüttePremiereMaj 2019, Warszawa, Warsaw Chamber Opera
Un romano a MarteWorld premiereNov 2019, Roma, Teatro dell'Opera di Roma
Le leggi fondamentali della stupidità umanaWorld premiereMaj 2019, Firenze, Fondazione del Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
AgreedWorld premiereMar 2019, Glyndebourne, Glyndebourne
The ShiningPremiereApr-Maj 2020, Kansas City, Lyric Opera of Kansas City
DelirioWorld premiereJun 2019, Berlin, Deutsche Oper Berlin
ZaidePremiereJun 2020, Oldenburg, Oldenburgisches Staatstheater
Sorochinskaya yarmarka Maj-Jun 2019, Berlin, Komische Oper Berlin
OrlandoWorld premiereDec 2019, Wien, Wiener Staatsoper
Legenda BałtykuPremiereApr 2019, Poznań, Teatr Wielki Poznań
The PhoenixWorld premiereApr-Maj 2019, Houston, Houston Grand Opera
Don HrabalPremiereFeb-Mar 2019, Praha, National Theatre Prague
Orth, Rene (*1985)
Empty the HousePremiereMaj 2019, Philadelphia, Curtis Institute of Music
Bei der Feuerwehr wird der Kaffee kaltWorld premiereNov 2019-Jun 2020, Chemnitz, Theater Chemnitz
Il barbiere di SivigliaPremiereFeb 2019, Beijing, National Centre for the Performing Arts
Noi, due, quattroWorld premiereSep 2019, Firenze, Fondazione del Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Les BienveillantesWorld premiereApr-Maj 2019, Antwerpen, Opera Vlaanderen
Safe WordPremiereFeb 2019, Shreveport, Shreveport Opera
MasqueradePremiereFeb 2019, Shreveport, Shreveport Opera
Die SchneeköniginWorld premiereNov-Dec 2019, Berlin, Deutsche Oper Berlin
La serva padronaWorld premiereMaj 2019, Bytom, Opera Śląska
EuridicePremiereJun 2020, Firenze, Fondazione del Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Trois ContesWorld premiereMar 2019, Lille, Opéra de Lille
CompanionshipPremiereMaj 2019, Fort Worth, Fort Worth Opera
EmmelinePremiereMaj 2020, Tulsa, Tulsa Opera
Assassinio nella cattedralePremiereMar 2020, London, Chelsea Opera Group
PolifemoPremiereJun 2019, Salzburg, Salzburger Pfingstfestspiele
OrfeoPremiereAug 2019, Martina Franca, Festival della Valle d'Itria
Xochitl and the FlowersWorld premiereMaj 2019, San Francisco, Opera Parallèle
The Aging MagicianPremiereMar 2020, San Diego, San Diego Opera
ElizabettaWorld premiereJan-Jun 2019, Regensburg, Theater Regensburg
The FixWorld premiereMar 2019, Saint Paul, Minnesota Opera
King Arthur(reduction)World premiereNov 2019-Mar 2020, Magdeburg, Theater Magdeburg
A Midsummer Night's DreamPremiereMaj-Jun 2019, Erfurt, Theater Erfurt
Qing, Yin (*1954)
The long marchPremiereJul-Aug 2019, Beijing, National Centre for the Performing Arts
Les Boréades Jan 2020, Wien, Theater an der Wien
Hippolyte et Aricie Maj 2019, Paris, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées
Platée Apr 2020, Dresden, Sächsische Staatsoper
OrlandoWorld premiereMaj-Jun 2019, Stockholm, Kungliga Operan
SchitzPremiereJun-Jul 2020, Tel Aviv, Israeli Opera
The Falling and The RisingWorld premiereApr 2019, Memphis, Opera Memphis
LearPremiereNov-Dec 2019, Paris, Opéra National de Paris
Le CosmicomicheWorld premiereMar 2019, Toulon, Opéra de Toulon
GeisterritterPremiereSep-Dec 2019, Düsseldorf, Deutsche Oper am Rhein
MladaPremiereMar 2019, St Petersburg, Mariinsky Theatre
Windstorm in BubblelandWorld premiereJul 2019, Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Festival Opera
Spoon MountainWorld premiereJul 2019, Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Festival Opera
Dear ErichPremiereJan 2019, New York, New York City Opera
Adelaide di BorgognaPremiereApr 2019, Rovigo, Teatro Sociale di Rovigo
Demetrio e PolibioPremiereAug 2019, Pesaro, Rossini Opera Festival
Ruders, Poul (*1949)
The Handmaid's Tale Maj 2019, Boston, Boston Lyric Opera
Dionysos RisingWorld premiereApr 2019, Trento, Fondazione Haydn di Bolzano e Trento
L'Amour de loinPremiereMar 2019, Brno, ND Brno
La finta pazzaPremiereMar 2019, Versailles, Opéra Royal de Versailles
Taking Up SerpentsWorld premiereJan 2019, Washington, Washington National Opera
AlmaPremiereMaj 2019, Manaus, Festival Amazonas de Ópera
Schade, dass sie eine Hure warWorld premiereFeb-Mar 2019, Düsseldorf, Deutsche Oper am Rhein
Alfonso und EstrellaPremiereJul-Aug 2019, Baugé, Opéra de Baugé
Eisberg nach SizilienPremiereJun-Sep 2019, Braunschweig, Staatstheater Braunschweig
Siegfried, der kleine DrachenöterWorld premiereMar-Apr 2019, Würzburg, Mainfranken Theater Würzburg
Caccia Lontana Feb 2019, Varaždin, HNK Varaždin
DaliborPremiereSep 2019-Apr 2020, Praha, National Theatre Prague
Post FuturumPremiereFeb 2019, Vilnius, Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre
Es liegt in der LuftPremiereApr-Maj 2019, Erfurt, Theater Erfurt
The Veiled ProphetPremiereOkt 2019, Wexford, Wexford Festival Opera
Die WeidenPremiereNov 2019, Wien, Wiener Staatsoper
Samstag aus LichtPremiereJun 2019, Paris, Cité de la Musique-Philharmonie
Aus Licht - MichaelPremiereMaj-Jun 2019, Amsterdam, De Nationale Opera
Aus Licht - Lucifer and EvePremiereJun 2019, Amsterdam, De Nationale Opera
Aus Licht - Cooperation and Opening up of SpacePremiereJun 2019, Amsterdam, De Nationale Opera
Le BalPremiereSep 2019, Buenos Aires, Teatro Colón
Die ägyptische HelenaPremiereApr 2019, Boston, Odyssey Opera
Die Liebe der DanaePremiereJul 2019, Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Festival Opera
La CucinaWorld premiereOkt-Nov 2019, Wexford, Wexford Festival Opera
TótékPremiereJan-Feb 2020, Budapest, Hungarian State Opera
UndinePremiereFeb 2019, Wien, Theater an der Wien
BlueWorld premiereJul-Aug 2019, Cooperstown, Glimmerglass Festival
MignonPremiereApr 2020, Frankfurt, Oper Frankfurt
OrestPremiereNov 2019, Wien, Wiener Staatsoper
Ein BriefPremiereFeb 2020, Wien, Theater an der Wien
Pinocchio Jan-Jun 2019, Wien, Volksoper Wien
Der Zauberer von OzPremiereApr-Jun 2020, Berlin, Komische Oper Berlin
Usher Jan 2020, Berlin, Staatsoper Unter den Linden
Alp ArslanWorld premiereMaj-Jun 2019, Giessen, Stadttheater Giessen
OsternachtPremiereApr 2019, Zwickau, Theater Plauen-Zwickau
Denis and KatyaPremiereSep 2019, Philadelphia, Opera Philadelphia
JérusalemPremiereFeb-Maj 2019, Bonn, Theater Bonn
PartenopePremiereMaj 2019, Valladolid, Teatro Calderon
BajazetPremiereMar 2020, Portland, Portland Opera
Dorilla in TempePremiereOkt-Nov 2019, Wexford, Wexford Festival Opera
FarnacePremiereDec 2019, Sydney, Pinchgut Opera
Juditha Triumphans Jan-Feb 2019, Amsterdam, De Nationale Opera
L'olimpiadePremiereFeb 2019, concertgebouw, Het Concertgebouw
MaruxaPremiereFeb 2019, Oviedo, Festival de Teatro Lírico Español Teatro Campoamor
The CircleWorld premiereMaj-Jun 2019, Weimar, Deutsches Nationaltheater und Staatskapelle Weimar
The Devil in LoveWorld premiereFeb-Apr 2019, Moscow, Stanislavsky Opera
Maria MagdalenaWorld premiereJul 2019, Retz, Festival Retz
Lohengrin (reduction)World premiereOkt 2019, Dortmund, Theater Dortmund
Raus aus dem HausPremiereDec 2019-Mar 2020, Magdeburg, Theater Magdeburg
Wajsar, Petr (*1978)
TramvestieWorld premiereApr-Jun 2019, Praha, National Theatre Prague
Another Brick in the WallPremiereApr 2020, Vancouver, Vancouver Opera
Peter Schmoll und seine NachbarnPremiereJan 2019, Wien, Theater an der Wien
Der JasagerPremiereNov 2019, Antwerpen, Opera Vlaanderen
Diodati. UnendlichWorld premiereFeb-Apr 2019, Basel, Theater Basel
Boojum!PremiereJul 2019, Adelaide, State Opera of South Australia
MaximilianWorld premiereJan 2019, Erl, Tiroler Festspiele Erl
Der KreidekreisPremiereApr 2020, Lübeck, Theater Lübeck
Zhou, Long (*1953)
Madame White SnakePremiereMar 2019, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Arts Festival
Die SoldatenPremiereJun-Jul 2020, Köln, Oper Köln