Antonio Salieri

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Salieri, painted by Joseph Willibrod Mähler

Born: Legnano, Italy, 18 August 1750
Died: Vienna, Austria, 7 May 1825


Salieri was one of the leading opera composers of his day, honoured throughout Europe.  His operas were performed in Vienna, Paris, and Rome, and one was the first ever performed at La Scala, Milan.  Director of Italian opera at the Hapsburg court, and Austrian imperial Kapellmeister, he also taught Beethoven, Schubert, Liszt, and Meyerbeer.

And, no, he didn’t kill Mozart.


Works

  1. Le donne letterate (1770)
  2. L’amore innocente (1770)
  3. Don Chischiotte alle nozze di Gamace (1771)
  4. La moda, ossia scompigli domestici (1771)
  5. Armida (1771)
  6. La fiera di Venezia (1772)
  7. Il barone di Rocca antica (1772)
  8. La secchia rapita (1772)
  9. La locandiera (1773)
  10. La calamità de’ cuori (1774)
  11. La finta scema (1775)
  12. Daliso e Delmita (1776)
  13. Europa riconosciuta (1778)
  14. La scuola de’ gelosi (1779)
  15. La partenza inaspettate (1779)
  16. Il talismano (1779, revised 1788; Acts 2 and 3 by Giacomo Rust)
  17. La dama pastorella (1780)
  18. Der Rauchfangkehrer, oder Die unentbehrlichen Verräther ihrer Herrschaften aus Eigennutz (1781)
  19. Semiramide (1782)
  20. Les Danaïdes (1784)
  21. Il ricco d’un giorno (1784)
  22. La grotta di Trofonio (1785)
  23. Prima la musica e poi le parole (1786)
  24. Les Horaces (1786)
  25. Tarare (1787)
  26. Axur, re d’Ormus (1788)
  27. Cublai gran kan de’ Tartari (composed 1788; first performed 1998)
  28. Il pastor fido (1789)
  29. La cifra (1789)
  30. Catilina (composed 1792; first performed 1994)
  31. Il mondo alla rovescia (1795)
  32. Eraclito e Democrito (1795)
  33. Palmira, regina di Persia (1795)
  34. Il moro (1796)
  35. I tre filosofi (composed 1797, but unperformed)
  36. Falstaff, ossia Le tre burle (1799)
  37. Cesare in Farmacusa (1800)
  38. L’Angiolina ossia Il matrimonio per Susurro (1800)
  39. Annibale in Capua (1801)
  40. La bella selvaggia (composed 1802, but unperformed)
  41. Die Neger (1804)