Opera, the traditional western classical music. It is a work of art which performed by singers and musicians in a theatrical setting delivering melody songs. When you are Talking of Spanish opera, Spanish operas have made tremendous contributions to the world of music, and they have produced of the best works ever. Since the inception of opera music, there have there have been lots of fascinating Spanish operas composed by musical geniuses. For lovers of opera music, aspiring singers, and musicians, you are about to see some of the famous Spanish opera. Here is a rundown of the most famous Spanish opera in history and what you need to know about them.

FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS (Florencia in the Amazon)

Composed by Daniel Catálan and a libretto by Marcela Fuentes Berain, Florencia en el Amazonas is a two acts performance. It is the first Spanish opera to be commissioned in grand opera houses in the United States. It is an opera operates in a magical realism style. It had its first big premiere on October 28, 1996, at the Wortham Theatre Centre. It was jointly commissioned by three of America’s most prominent opera companies, the Los Angeles Opera, Houston Grand Opera and Seattle Opera. It has also premiered across the globe from Opera de Bellas Artes in Mexico to Theatre Heidelberg in Germany; it is very famous work of art.


It is three tableaux and one act, composed by Enrique Granados in 1915. It was formed to Fernando Periquet y Zuaznabar’s Spanish libretto. Due to the First World War, Goyescas was not presented at the Paris opera. Goyescas was first performed on January 28, 1916, at the Metropolitan Opera New York City; it was opera house first Spanish opera. It has its melodies from Periquet y Zuaznabar 1911 piano suite also known as Goyescas. It was performed at Metropolitan Opera with the cast which included Giuseppe De Luca and Giovanni Martinelli, directed by Jules Speck, costumes by G. B Satori and the Milanese designer Antonio Rovescalli. Goyescas was later performed in the 21st century at Colorado‘s Central City Opera in 2003; it was well received.


Bomarzo is two acts opera composed by Alberto Ginastera, the Argentine composer. The production is based on quarter tones in the Harp parts and controlled stochastic textures of repetitions of cells and motifs. A Spanish libretto based on Manuel Mujica Laínez’s 1962 novel was set. Bomarzo world premiere was in Washington D.C on May 19, 1967, at the Opera Society of Washington. It was also premiered at New York City Opera on 14 March the following year. Bomarzo was prevented from premiering at Argentina’s Teatro Colón by the then president, Juan Carlos Onganía due to the sexual contents of the story. It was first performed in the UK was on November 3, 1976, at the English National Opera and so recently played in Spain on 24th of April 2017 at the Teatro Real, Madrid with production by the Dutch National Opera and Pierre Audi.

LA VIDA BREVE (The brief Life)

It is two acts and four scene performances. Composed by Manuel de Falla to a Spanish libretto by Carlos Fernández-Shaw. La Vida breve was first performed on the 1st of April 1913 at the Casino Municipal of Nice. It was later shown in Paris at the Opéra Comique in December the same year and in Madrid the following year. Visit www.ranker.com for more famous Spanish operas.