Operas by Women Composers

COLLECTION created by Guillaume Maijeur
Francesca Caccini (1587-1640) Italian singer and composer, daughter of Giulio Caccini, one from the group that “invented” opera around 1600. La Liberazione di Ruggiero dall’ isola d’Alcina is the first opera written by a woman.
Unsuk Chin (1961-     ) South Korean composer
Silvia Colasanti, Italian composer
Chaya Czernowin (1957-    ) Israelish composer
Mirela Ivicevic (1980-   -) Croatian composer
Elena Kats-Chernin (1957-    ) Soviet-born Australian pianist and composer
Elena Langer (1974-    ) Russian-born British composer
Lei Lei (1952-    ) Chinese composer
Alexina Louie (1949-    ) Canadian composer
Missy Mazzoli (1980-    ) American composer
Thea Musgrave (1928-    ) Scottish composer who wrote several operas
Kaija Saariaho (1952-    ) Finnish composer
Ethel Smyth (1858-1944) English composer and suffragist. Dame Ethel Smyth studied in Germany and played a leading role in English musical affairs, especially those involving women
Ana Sokolovic (1968-   ) Canadian composer
Germaine Tailleferre (1892-1983) French composer and member of “Les Six”
Pauline Viardot-Garcia (1821-1910) French-Spanish singer and composer, the daughter of Manuel Garcia and the sister of Maria Malibran.


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