Operas you must hear before you die

A Listmania! list by A. PHILP "adamski56"
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Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen
1.  Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner
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  "An obvious first choice, but if you don't already know this, do yourself a favour and take the week off to change that"
£69.28   Used & New from: £40.00
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

Bluebeard's Castle
2.  Bluebeard's Castle by Bela Bartok
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  "Fairy tale meets nightmare - the 5th door will blow you into the next room"
£21.95   Used & New from: £7.28
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Britten: Peter Grimes
3.  Britten: Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten
The list author says:
  "Not only a great performance of a perfect opera, but one of the greatest feats of recording ever achieved"
£13.00   Used & New from: £4.14
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Poulenc: Les Dialogues des Carmelites
4.  Poulenc: Les Dialogues des Carmelites by Francis Poulenc
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  "The final scene as the nuns are guillotined one by one (yes, really!) is amazing"
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Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk
5.  Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk by Dmitri Shostakovich
The list author says:
  "The opera that nearly got its composer executed"
£38.87   Used & New from: £5.07
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Enescu: Oedipus
6.  Enescu: Oedipus by George Enescu
The list author says:
  "The greatest opera you've never even heard of"
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Britten: The Turn of the Screw
7.  Britten: The Turn of the Screw by Benjamin Britten
The list author says:
  "Don't let the fact that it's in mono put you off, it only adds to the smothering claustrophobia"
£17.95   Used & New from: £3.35
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Birtwistle: The Mask of Orpheus
8.  Birtwistle: The Mask of Orpheus by Harrison Birtwistle
The list author says:
  "A unique, baffling, enhralling piece of ritual theatre"
£24.90   Used & New from: £15.86
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Strauss: Salome
9.  Strauss: Salome by Richard Strauss
The list author says:
  "Two hours of musical decadence - you'll need a lie down afterwards"
£22.03   Used & New from: £8.99
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Wagner: Parsifal
10.  Wagner: Parsifal by Peter Hofmann
The list author says:
  "expands its space to create a ritualized mystery play of epic proportions"
£35.78   Used & New from: £16.97
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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