Timeline of Opera History

The timeline below may be of assistance in focusing on the study of opera history. The timeline is sorted by composer birth date. You may also be interested in a lovely poster of La Boheme




20th Century

Late 20th Century to 21st Century


Opera Lovers Books


Opera Lovers CD


Opera: Film Versions


Opera: Stage Versions

Buy the poster of La Boheme

It was La Belle Epoque -- a period at the turn of the 20th century when art was highly stylized and very elegant and when opera, cabaret and other musical theatre were in full bloom. During this time the influential Ricordi family sponsored some of the finest productions ever put on stage. And to promote them, they commissioned some of the finest original art ever to grace a poster. Now you can enjoy this rare, beautiful and historic print, La Boheme, in your own home.