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Synopses of Operas

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Sacra rappresentazione di Abram e d'Isaac, La (The Miracle Play of Abraham and Isaac)
Saffo (Sappho)
Saint Francois d'Assise (St Francis of Assisi)
Saint of Bleecker Street, The
Sakuntala (La Leggenda di Sakuntala)
Samson et Dalila (Samson and Delilah)
Samstag aus Licht (Saturday from Light)
Sancta Susanna (Saint Susanna)
Sant'Alessio (St Alexis)
Sapho (Sappho) (Charles-Francois Gounod)
Sapho (Sappho) (Jules Massenet)
Saul og david (Saul and David)
Scala di seta, La (The Silken Ladder)
Schatzgraber, Der (The Treasure-Seeker)
Schauspieldirektor, Der (The Impresario)
Schauspieldirektor, Der (The Impresario)
Schmied von Gent, Der (The Smith of Ghent)
Schone Galatee, Die (Fair Galatea)
Schone und getreue Ariadne, Die (The Fair and True Ariadne)
Schwanda the Bagpiper (Svanda Dudak)
Schwanda the Bagpiper
Schwarze Maske, Die (The Black Mask)
Schwarzschwanenreich (Kingdom of the Black Swan)
Schwarzschwanenreich (The Kingdom of the Black Swan)
Schweigsame Frau, Die (The Silent Woman)
Scipione (Scipio)
Scipione Affricano (Scipio Africanus)
Scipione africano (Scipio Africanus)
Scylla et Glaucus (Scylla and Glaucus)
Second Mrs Kong, The
Secret, The (Tajemstvi)
Secret, The
Segreto di Susanna, Il (Susanna's Secret)
Selma Jezkova
Semiramide (Semiramis)
Semyon Kotko
Seraglio, Il (Die Entfuhrung aus Dem Serail)
Seraglio, Il (The Seraglio) (see Entfuhrung aus dem Serail Die)
Serail, Das (The Seraglio) (see Zaide)
Serail, Das (Zaide)
Serse (Xerxes)
Serva Padrona, La (The Servanta as Mistress)
Serva padrona, La (The Servant as Mistress)
Servilia (Serviliya)
Ser Marcantonio
Sieben Todsunden, Die (The Seven Deadly Sins)
Siege de Corinthe, Le (The Siege of Corinth) (see Maometto II)
Siege de Corinthe, Le (The Siege of Corinth)see also Maometto II
Signor Bruschino, Il
Silbersee, Der (The Silver Lake)
Silbersee Der Ein Wintermarchen (The Silver Lake A Winter Fairy-Tale)
Silla (Sulla)
Simon Boccanegra
Singende Teufel, Der (The Singing Devil)
Sir John in Love
Si j'etais roi (If I were King)
Sleeping Draught, The (Sovedrikken)
Slippers, The (Cherevichki)
Sly, ovvero La Leggenda del Dormiente Risvegliato (Sly, or The Legend of the Sleeper Awakened)
Snow Maiden, The (Snegurochka)
Snow Maiden, The
Sofa, The
Sogno di Scipione, Il (The Dream of Scipio)
Soldaten, Die (The Soldiers)
Sonnambula, La (The Sleep-Walker)
Sonnambula, La (The Sleepwalker)
Sonntag aus Licht (Sunday from Light)
Sophie's Choice
Sorcerer, The
Sosarme (Sosarmes)
Sovedrikken (The Sleeping Draught)
Spanish Lady, The
Speziale Lo (The Apothecary)
Spielwerk, Das (The Music-Box)
Spinalba La, ovvero, Il Vecchio Matto (Spinalba, or The Mad Old Man)
Sposa di Messina, La (The Bride of Messina)
Stiffelio (see Aroldo)
Stiffelio see also Aroldo
Stone Guest, The (Kamenniy Gost')
Story of a Real Man (Povest' o Nastoyashchem Cheloveke)
Story of A Real Man, The
Straniera, La (The Stranger)
Street Scene
Stubborn Lovers, The (Tvrde Palice)
Stubborn Lovers, The
Suor Angelica (Sister Angelica)
Surprises de L'Amour, Les (The Surprises of Cupid)

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