Free Piano Sheet Music for Folks Who Dig Opera

November 3, 2008

Here a collection of free sheet music for piano for 6 of the most popular operas. Enjoy!

Guillaume Tell by Gioachino Rossini

Guillaume Tell is an opera in four acts by Gioachino Rossini to a French libretto by Etienne de Jouy and Hippolyte Bis, based on Friedrich Schiller’s play Wilhelm Tell. It was first performed at the Théâtre de l’Académie Royale de Musique onAugust 3, 1829. Based on the legend of William Tell, this opera was Rossini’s last, even though the composer lived for nearly forty more years.

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Overture to William Tell for Easy Piano Solo by Gioachino Antonio Rossini

Allegro Vivace from the Overture to William Tell for Advanced Piano Solo by Rossini

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Carmen by Georges Bizet

Carmen is a French opéra comique by Georges Bizet.  Since the 1880s it has been one of the world’s most performed operas and a staple of the operatic repertoire. Carmen appears as number four on Opera America’s list of the 20 most-performed operas in North America.

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March of the Toreadors for Easy for Piano Solo by Georges Bizet
Prelude from Carmen for Easy Piano Solo by Georges Bizet

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Aida by Giuseppe Verdi

Aida, an Arabic female name meaning “visitor” or “returning”; a Swahili, female name meaning “reward”) is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italianlibretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni, based on a scenario written by French Egyptologist Auguste Mariette (although there are scholars who argue that the scenario was really written by Temistocle Solera). It was first performed at the Khedivial Opera House in Cairo on December 24, 1871 under the baton of Giovanni Bottesini.

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Triumphal March from Aida for Intermediate Piano Solo from FreeSheetPianoMusic.com

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Orpheus in the Underworld by Jacques Offenbach

Orpheus in the Underworld, opéra bouffe (or opéra féerie in its revised version), is an operetta by Jacques Offenbach. The French text was written by Ludovic Halévy and later revised by Hector-Jonathan Crémieux.

The work is said to be the first classical full-length operetta. Offenbach’s earlier operettas were small-scale one-act works, since the law in France did not allow certain genres of full-length works. Orpheus was not only longer, but more musically adventurous than Offenbach’s earlier pieces.

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The Galop/Can-Can for Piano Solo by Jacques Offenbach

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Lohengrin by Richard Wagner

One of the most popular wedding marches played as the bride’s processional in English-speaking countries, popularly known as “Here Comes the Bride”, takes its melody from the “Bridal Chorus” of Lohengrin. In the opera, it is sung as the bride and groom leave the ceremony and go into the wedding chamber. The calamitous marriage of Lohengrin and Elsa, which reaches irretrievable breakdown twenty minutes after the chorus has been sung, has failed to discourage this widespread use of the piece.

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Here Comes the Bride for Easy Piano Solo by Richard Wagner
Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride) for Intermediate Piano Solo by Richard Wagner

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Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Le nozze di Figaro, ossia la folle giornata (Trans: The Marriage of Figaro or the Day of Madness), K. 492, is an opera buffa (comic opera) composed in 1786 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with Italian libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte, based on a stage comedy by Pierre Beaumarchais, La folle journée, ou le Mariage de Figaro (1784).

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Marriage of Figaro (Theme) for Easy Piano by Mozart

 

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Madame Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini

Giacomo Puccini (full name: Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini) (22 December 1858 – 29 November 1924) was an Italian composer whose operas are among the most frequently performed in the standard repertoire.

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One Fine Day fromMadame Butterfly for Easy Piano by Giacomo Puccini

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