History through opera

(Ancient Greece based on The Mythical Chronology of Greece)

Mythological times

Legendary times

17th century BC

  • Méhul: Joseph (1807) [Egypt]

1677 BC

  • Lully: Isis (1677) [Greece]

1640 BC

  • Rameau: Naïs (1749) [Greece]

15th century BC

1472 BC

1440 BC

1438 BC

1437 BC

1420 BC

14th century BC

1344 BC

1333 BC

After 1314 BC

13th century BC

1253 BC

1245 BC

1236 BC

  • Charpentier: Médée (1693) [Greece]
  • Cherubini: Médée (1797) [Greece]

1235 BC

1230 BC

1220 BC

1207 BC

1203 BC

12th century BC

1193 BC

1183 BC

1175–74 BC

1173 BC

1150 BC

After 10th century BC

  • Méhul: Uthal (1806) [Scotland]

9th century BC

Circa 850 BC

8th century BC?

  • Cagnoni: Re Lear (c. 1885–1895) [Britain]

7th century BC

6th century BC

  • Keiser: Croesus (1711; revised 1730) [Greece]

522 BC

5th century BC

470 BC

  • Handel: Serse (1738) [Persia]

465 BC

4th century BC

Circa 350 BC

  • Saint-Saëns: Phryné (1893) [Greece]

308 BC

  • Spontini: Olympie (1819) [Greece]

3rd century BC

Between 305 and 281 BC

269 BC

1st century BC

73–63 BC

63 BC

48–47 BC

  • Handel: Giulio Cesare in Egitto (1724) [Egypt]

46 BC


1st century AD

9 AD

30 AD

Circa 54 AD

60

79 AD


2nd century AD

Between 117 and 138 AD

  • Méhul: Adrien (1799) [Syria]

3rd century AD

222


5th century AD

453

  • Gluck: Ezio (1750) [Rome]

6th century AD

580


7th century AD

  • D’Indy: Fervaal (1897) [France]

628


8th century AD

722

  • Mercadante: Pelagio (1857) [Spain]

Reign of Charlemagne (r. 768–814)


8th – 9th centuries AD


The Middle Ages


10th century

Donizetti: Ugo, conte di Parigi (1832) [France]


11th century

1005

1012

11th century [Circa 1040]

First Crusade (1096–99)

  • Lully: Armide (1686) [Palestine]
  • Salieri: Armida (1771) [Palestine]
  • Gluck: Armide (1777) [Palestine]
  • Rossini: Armida (1817) [Palestine]
  • Sacchini: Renaud (1783) [Palestine]

1099

  • Handel: Rinaldo (1711) [Palestine]

12th century

1110

Circa 1192–93

1194

  • Sullivan: Ivanhoe (1891) [England]

13th century

Circa 1200

1228

1250


14th century

1347

1355

Mid-14th century

1400


14th to 15th centuries

  • Faccio: Amleto (1865) [Denmark]

Renaissance Italy (15th & 16th centuries)


15th century

Early 15th century

1441

Mid-15th century

Late 15th century [1460s–1480s, in the reign of Muley-Hassem]

Late 15th century

1471–1478

1492

1497–98


16th century

Early 16th century

1539

  • Saint-Saëns: Ascanio (1890) [France]

Mid-16th century

1560

1568

  • Paladilhe: Patrie! (1886) [Belgium]

1570

  • Rossini: Otello (1816) [Italy]

1572

Late 16th century

1600


17th century

Beginning of the 17th century

1612–1613

Around 1630

1640s

1647

Circa 1648

1654

[1680s]

1684


18th century

Beginning of the 18th century

  • Tchaikovsky: Mazeppa (1884) [Ukraine]

1720

1730

1733

1735

1745

Around 1750

1752

1753

1756 and 1766

1767

1768

1769

1772

1773

1775

1777

1778

1783

1784

1786

1787

  • [Salieri: Tarare (1787)] [Middle East]

1790

1792

Close of the 18th century

Late 18th – early 19th century


19th century

1800

  • Catalani: La Wally (1892) [Austria]
  • Puccini: Tosca (1900) [Italy]

1801

1806 and 1813

1817

1820

  • Bizet: Carmen (1875) [Spain]

1820s

1829

1830s

1830

1833

1840

1846

  • Delibes: Kassya (1893) [Eastern Europe]

1853

  • [Offenbach: Pepito (1853)] [Spain]

1855

1856

1866

1872

1874

1876

Late 19th century

  • Delibes: Lakmé (1883) [India]

Early 1900s


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