Romantic Period

1830-1900

The Romantic movement synthesized themes of individualism and self-expression across literature, art and music. In Romantic opera, this new emphasis on emotional revelation found its voice in more expressive harmony, techniques such as leitmotiv, and a closer approach to equality between vocal and instrumental elements.

 

Boris Godounov

Mussorgsky – 1874

 

Carmen

Bizet – 1875

 

The Ring of the Nibelung

Wagner – 1876

 

The Tales of Hoffmann

Offenbach – 1881

 

Hansel and Gretel

Humperdinck – 1893

 

Aida

Verdi – 1871

 

La boheme

Puccini – 1896

 

Pelleas et Melisande

Claude Debussy – 1902