Opera and Ballet

Many people are fans of opera and ballet music, but the appeal of this repertoire is not limited to them. Melodies from the stage are memorable and engaging, and they lend themselves perfectly to performance by string ensembles. Music by Verdi, Bizet, Delibes, Puccini, and their compatriots ranges from expressive to dramatic to spirited and uplifting– sure to attract the attention of many listeners.

This category includes both trios for two violins and cello and trios with alternative parts for violin 2 or viola. The latter are designated as “string trio” while the former specify instrumentation. Music specifically scored for violin, viola and cello can be found in that category in the sidebar.