09 Apr 2013

Operas based on the works of Friedrich von Schiller

This theme relates to operas based on the works of Friedrich von Schiller.

“Friedrich Schiller (1759 - 1805) , German dramatist and poet, is best known for his early drama of political revolt, Die Räuber (1781); for his classical masterpiece, the Wallenstein trilogy (1798-99); and for Wilhelm Tell (1804)—in all of which he exhibits his fervent concern for freedom and the ideals of humanity. In German literary history Schiller and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe are considered the major representatives of German classicism, which lasted from 1786 until Goethe’s death in 1832.” Robert Weninger, Schiller, Friedrich, The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory & Criticism (2nd ed. 2005). Here we present a rich and varied selection of operas:

  1. VERDI: Luisa Miller — Reggio Emilia 1976
  2. VERDI: Don Carlo — Rome 1954
  3. DONIZETTI: Maria Stuarda — Paris 1972
  4. ROSSINI: Guglielmo Tell — Rome 1954
  5. TCHAIKOVSKY: The Maid of Orléans — Moscow 1971
  6. VERDI: I masnadieri — Baden-Baden 1998
  7. PUCCINI: Turandot — Buenos Aires 1965