Romantic / Voice(s) and Orchestra music

The term 'Romantic music' denotes a period of Western academic music that lasted throughout most of the 19th century, framing itself in Romanticism, the European artistic and literary movement. Romantic music is often characterized as being a reaction to the contained elegance and purity of the Classical period, though the reality is far more complex. Romantic composers were often fascinated with several -often contradictory- subjects: Nature and man's constant struggle against it, everything supernatural and fabulous, the mythical past, the autobiographical and the heroic, the isolated genius, the future of mankind. Improvements in instrumental design and technique, and the growth of orchestras, expanded the possibilities for composers. The rise of the middle class and the emancipation of musicians from courts and patrons represented a change in the way music reached the society. Some of the Romantic composers took an interest in nationalistic music, expressing the state of turmoil that Europe suffered. Musical forms continued to develop: while symphonies became longer and more complex, short musical forms blossomed (such as Chopin's nocturnes). Interest in preservation of the music of the past grew, as well as the will to develop music beyond its current state in terms of form, harmony, counterpoint, etc.
TitreCompositeurFormeInstrumentVotes
Carmen Georges Bizet Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Ride of the Valkyries (Die Walküre), WWV 86B Richard Wagner Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
William Tell Gioachino Antonio Rossini Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
The Barber of Seville Gioachino Antonio Rossini Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Orpheus in the Underworld Jacques Offenbach Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Lakmé Léo Delibes Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Siegfried, WWV 86C Richard Wagner Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Hänsel und Gretel Engelbert Humperdinck Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Eugene Onegin, Op.24 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Linda di Chamounix Gaetano Donizetti Melodrama Voice(s) and Orchestra
Tannhauser, WWV 70 Richard Wagner Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
A German Requiem, Op. 45 Johannes Brahms Funeral Music Voice(s) and Orchestra
Lohengrin, WWV 75 Richard Wagner Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
If I were King Adolphe Adam Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Nabucco Giuseppe Verdi Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Rosamunde, Op. 26 Franz Schubert Theatrical / Incidental Voice(s) and Orchestra
Macbeth Giuseppe Verdi Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Benvenuto Cellini, H. 76 Hector Berlioz Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
The Magic Harp, D. 644 Franz Schubert Theatrical / Incidental Voice(s) and Orchestra
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, WWV 96 Richard Wagner Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra