What are your five favourite operas?

I… don’t actually like opera, with the following exceptions. So my answers are (a) not representative, and (b) damn good, if they got past my “I don’t like opera” filter.

  • John Adams, Nixon in China.
  • Alban Berg, Wozzeck.
  • Wolfgang Mozart, Don Giovanni.
  • Richard Strauss, Der Rosenkavalier.

Need a fifth, OK:

  • Benjamin Britten, Peter Grimes.

Thirty years ago, but I remember liking it at the time.

EDIT: Strike that. I meant to say

  • Philip Glass, Akhnaten.

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