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Synopses of Operas

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Padmavati (Padmavati)
Pagliacci (Actors)
Paladins, Les (The Paladins)
Palazzo incantato, Il (The Enchanted Palace)
Pan Voyevoda
Paride ed Elena (Paris and Helen)
Parisina (Gaetano Donizetti)
Parisina (Pietro Mascagni)
Passenger, The (Passazhirka)
Pastor fido, Il (The Faithful Shepherd)
Paul Bunyan
Pecheurs de perles, Les (The Pearl Fishers)
Pelleas et Melisande (Pelleas and Melisande)
Penelope (Penelope)
Perfect American, The
Perfect Fool, The
Perichole, La
Persee (Perseus)
Persephone (Persephone)
Pescatrici, Le (The Fisher-Women)
Peter Grimes
Peter Schmoll und seine Nachbarn (Peter Schmoll and His Neighbours)
Phaeton (Phaethon)
Philemon et Baucis (Philemon and Baucis) (Charles-Francois Gounod)
Philemon und Baucis (Philemon and Baucis) (Joseph Haydn)
Pia de' Tolomei (Pia of Tolomei)
Piccolo Marat, Il (The Little Marat)
Pietra del paragone, La (The Touchstone)
Pilgrim's Progress, The
Pirata, Il (The Pirate)
Pirates of Penzance, The
Platee (Plataea)
Pomo d'oro, Il (The Golden Apple)
Porgy and Bess
Poro (Porus)
Portrait, The (Portret)
Powder Her Face
Prima la musica e poi le parole (First the Music and then the Words)
Princess Ida
Prince Igor (Knyaz' Igor')
Prinz von Homburg, Der (The Prince of Homburg)
Prodigal Son, The
Promised End
Prophete, Le (The Prophet)
Protagonist, Der (The Protagonist)
Prozess, Der (The Trial)
Punainen viiva (The Red Line)
Punch and Judy
Puritani, I (The Puritans)

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