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Mar 15, 2023 · The organisation of the list is by year of first performance, or, if this was long after the composer 's death, approximate date of composition. 1600–1699 [ edit] Claudio Monteverdi by Bernardo Strozzi, 1640 1607 L'Orfeo ( Claudio Monteverdi ). Widely regarded as the first operatic masterwork.  1640 Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria (Monteverdi).
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