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List of operas by Josef Mysliveček

This is a complete list of the operas of the Czech composer Josef Mysliveček (1737–1781). All of Mysliveček's operas are examples of opera seria (genre: dramma per musica) and in three acts.


Title Libretto Date of première Place, theater
Semiramide Metastasio Summer fair, 1766 Bergamo, Teatro di Citadella
Il Bellerofonte Giuseppe Bonecchi 20 January 1767 Naples, Teatro San Carlo
Farnace Antonio Maria Lucchini 4 November 1767 Naples, Teatro San Carlo
Il trionfo di Clelia Metastasio 26 December 1767 Turin, Teatro Regio
Demofoonte (1st version) Metastasio 17 January 1769 Venice, Teatro San Benedetto
L'Ipermestra Metastasio 27 March 1769 Florence, Teatro della Pergola
La Nitteti Metastasio 29 April 1770 Bologna, Teatro Nuovo Pubblico
Motezuma Vittorio Amedeo Cigna-Santi [it] 23 January 1771 Florence, Teatro della Pergola
Il gran Tamerlano Agostino Piovene 26 December 1771 Milan, Teatro Regio Ducale
Demetrio (1st version) Metastasio 24 May 1773 Pavia, Teatro Nuovo
Romolo ed Ersilia Metastasio 13 August 1773 Naples, Teatro San Carlo
Antigona Gaetano Roccaforte 26 December 1773 Turin, Teatro Regio
La clemenza di Tito Metastasio carnival, 1774, by 5 February 1774 Venice, Teatro San Benedetto
Atide Tomaso Stanzani, after Philippe Quinault June 1774, perhaps 13 June Padua, Teatro Nuovo
Artaserse Metastasio 13 August 1774 Naples, Teatro San Carlo
Demofoonte (2nd version) Metastasio 20 January 1775 Naples, Teatro San Carlo
Ezio (1st version) Metastasio 30 May 1775 Naples, Teatro San Carlo
Adriano in Siria Metastasio 8 September 1776 Florence, Teatro del Cocomero
Ezio (2nd version) Metastasio 1777 Munich, Hoftheater
La Calliroe Matteo Verazi 30 May 1778 Naples, Teatro San Carlo
L'Olimpiade Metastasio 4 November 1778 Naples, Teatro San Carlo
La Circe Domenico Perelli 12 May 1779 Venice, Teatro San Benedetto
Demetrio (2nd version) Metastasio 13 August 1779 Naples, Teatro San Carlo
Armida Giovanni Ambrogio Migliavacca, after Philippe Quinault and Torquato Tasso 26 December 1779 Milan, Teatro alla Scala
Medonte Giovanni de Gamerra 26 January 1780 Rome, Teatro Argentina
Antigono Metastasio 5 April 1780 Rome, Teatro delle Dame
Note: There is no reason to believe that any of the following productions cited in earlier musicological literature ever took place: Medea (Parma, 1764); Erifile (Munich, 1773); Achille in Sciro (Naples, 1775); and Merope (Naples, 1775). Furthermore, there is no reason to believe that Mysliveček contributed any music to a production of Armida that took place in Lucca in 1778.[1] The cantata Il Parnaso confuso is sometimes referred to in error as Mysliveček's first opera. Reports that it was performed in Parma in 1765 are conjectural; there is no documentation to verify its true date of composition or the venue of its first performance.



  1. ^ Documentation of how all of these spurious productions entered the musicological literature is found in Catalog II of Freeman, Josef Mysliveček.

Further reading

  • Daniel E. Freeman, Josef Mysliveček, "Il Boemo": The Man and His Music, Detroit Monographs in Musicology, (Sterling Heights, Michigan: Harmonie Park Press, 2009), pp. 321–332. ISBN 978-0-89990-148-0
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