Opera On Film

These are fully realized opera films (and short films) as opposed to filmed versions of stage performances. A unique genre that has a few outstanding entries. Syberberg's "Parsifal," Bergman's "Magic Flute," Strauss/Huillet's "Moses and Aaron," and Powell's "Tales of Hoffmann" are all acknowledged film masterpieces. But there are a couple of dozen others that are brilliant and fascinating films in their own regard.

Top 35 or so of this list are loosely ranked.
Last 15 or so are not really opera on film, but opera-related film fantasias.

  • Parsifal
  • Moses and Aaron
  • The Tales of Hoffmann
  • The Magic Flute
  • Perfect Lives
  • Don Giovanni
  • La Cenerentola
  • Aida
  • Wozzeck
  • Bluebeard's Castle
  • La traviata
  • Carmen
  • Madame Butterfly
  • The Cunning Little Vixen
  • Otello
  • Carmina Burana
  • Boris Godounov
  • Macbeth
  • The Turn Of The Screw
  • Hansel and Gretel
  • Neither
  • La Bohème
  • Elektra
  • Bluebeard's Castle
  • Tosca
  • Il Trovatore
  • Erwartung
  • Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci
  • Pagliacci
  • Strauss Salome
  • The Magic Flute
  • Introduction to Arnold Schoenberg's Accompaniment to a Cinematic Scene
  • Rusalka
  • La Traviata
  • Aida
  • La Clemenza di Tito
  • Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk
  • Le Rossignol
  • Rigoletto
  • Il Barbiere di Siviglia
  • Eugene Onegin
  • Boris Godunov
  • The Marriage of Figaro
  • From Today Until Tomorrow
  • La Bohème
  • L'Orfeo
  • L'Incoronazione di Poppea
  • Der Rosenkavalier
  • Eugene Onegin
  • Khovanshchina
  • Death In Venice
  • Werther
  • Maria Stuarda
  • The Queen of Spades
  • The Beggar's Opera
  • A Village Romeo And Juliet
  • The Bartered Bride
  • Rigoletto
  • Pagliacci
  • Knyaz Igor
  • Dido and Aeneas
  • Die Winterreise
  • The Flying Dutchman
  • Lohengrin
  • L'elisir d'amore
  • Louise
  • La forza del destino
  • Rigoletto
  • Faust and the Devil
  • La signora dalle camelie
  • Il Trovatore
  • The Magic Flute
  • The Magic Flute
  • Rigoletto
  • The Barber Of Seville
  • The Magic Flute
  • Rhinegold
  • Carmen
  • Turandot
  • Opéra Imaginaire
  • Aria
  • Mozart in Love
  • La Bohème
  • Don Giovanni
  • Macbeth
  • Maria Callas Porträt
  • Jessye Norman Sings Carmen
  • The Tempest
  • The Cradles
  • The Little Theatre of Jean Renoir
  • Thriller
  • Juan