Top 10 operas 2008

Operas from some of the world's most eminent composers make our countdown. Find out which...

Georges Bizet

Classic FM listeners have shown their appreciation for opera with a strong showing in the top 100 for timeless pieces drawn from some of the world’s most eminent composers. The top operatic work, Mascagni’s Cavelleria Rusticana ranks as highly as 14 in the overall Hall Of Fame chart.


1. Mascagni – Cavalleria Rusticana (14)
2. Bizet – The Pearl Fishers (31)
3. Mozart – The Marriage of Figaro (50)
4. Mozart – The Magic Flute (53)
5. Verdi – Nabucco (56)
6. Puccini – La Boheme (61)
7. Puccini – Madame Butterfly (69)
8. Delibes – Lakme (79)
9. Massenet – Thais (95)
10. Wagner – Tannhauser (103)