Are you a fan of opera? We’re not talking about the Opera browser, but opera the music. This is a form of theatrics where music forms the backdrop, and singers play the leading roles. Opera music is some of the most beautiful in the world!
If you’re an opera fan, and are looking for a name for your dog, then you’ve come to the right place! We’ve done some research to help you find some dog names that originate from opera. Not only that, but these names are unique, too.
Now, let’s get on with our list of operatic dog names!
Opera Characters Dog Names
Here are some names based on famous opera characters!
1). Calaf (m): from Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot. Calaf is the male lead who falls in love with the Princess of China, Turandot. She is busy trying to choose a suitor when Calaf falls in love with her. Those suitors who are not successful in their wooing of the princess meet an untimely end. Does Calaf win her hand?
2). Orpheus: from Jacques Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld. This character is the male lead and plays Orpheus, who is given the job of retrieving Eurydice, the wife of Jupiter, from the underworld.
3). Pinkerton: from Giacomo Puccini’s Madam Butterfly. This character’s full name is Lt. Benjamin Franklin Pinkerton and is the male lead. He is a US Navy officer who arrives from Nagasaki, where he married a young bride, Geisha. He woos her and she believes Pinkerton loves her, but the opera has a tragic ending.
4). Siegfried: from Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle: this is the son of incestuous siblings, Siegmund and Sieglinde. He’s the hero of this opera.
5). Don Jose: from Georges Bizet’s Carmen: this is the central male character. Through the course of the opera, the audience watches his devolution.
6). Rodolfo: from Giacomo Puccini’s La boheme: is the lead in this opera, who falls in love with Mimi, a seamstress.
7). The Prince: Antonin Dvoraks Rusalka: the Prince falls in love with Rusalka, who is a water nymph. She makes a deal with Jezibaba to become human, and then she encounters the Prince as he’s out on a hunt.
8). Otello: from Giuseppe Verdi’s Otello: Otello is a general arriving home after a naval battle and is deceived into believe his wife Desdemona is deceiving him. The person causing the marriage trouble between these two is the infamous Iago.
9). Peter: from Benjamin Britten’s Peter Grimes: Peter is a sympathetic character, who is a victim of public scrutiny and vindictive persecution.
10). Luciano: is the name of the famous Italian opera tenor, Luciano Pavarotti.
Phantom of the Opera Dog Names
Here are some great dog names from the Phantom of the Opera.
11). Erik: is the famous Phantom and is the tragic character of this opera. He is physically deformed and falls in love with Christine. However, he expresses his feelings for her in a harmful, sometimes horrible way.
12). Christine: is the love interest of Erik and Raoul, who end up in conflict for her hand.
13). Raoul: is the Viscount of Chagny and is Christine’s friend from childhood. They fall in love as adults and become engaged, then make plans to elope. However, Erik becomes jealous of Raoul, and then conflict develops between the two men.
14). Philippe: is Raoul’s older brother. Philippe is the owner of the family estate and wealth and takes care for Raoul. He’s against the marriage of Raoul and Christine, which is why they keep their engagement secret.
15). Giry: is the name of Madame Giry, who is the box keeper at the opera. She is loyal to Erik and even shows some feelings for him. He leaves her gifts and promises to help her daughter succeed if Giry will obey him.
16). Carlotta: is a spoiled, vain Spanish prima donna whose performance is ruined by Erik. As a result, Erik has her replaced with Christine.
17). Armand: is the name of one of the new managers of the Opera House—M. Armand Moncharmin. He and his partner sit in Erik’s theater box (Box 5) and Erik becomes very angry and tries to scare them with different antics.
18). Darius: is the servant of the Persian. He brings guns to the Persian and Raoul in Christine’s dressing room before they get to Erik’s home.
19). Mercier: is the acting manger, who is involved in the investigation of Christine’s disappearance.
20). Remy: is the manager’s secretary and he’s also involved in the disappearance of Christine.
Operatic Dog Names
Here are some more dog names inspired by opera!
21). Amadeus: from the name of the great composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Is an interesting composer. He was an Austrian, who as a child, showed a great musical ability. He even began composing music at the age of five!
22). Bach: was another famous composer who wrote operas including Amadis de Gaule, Temistocle, and Zanaida.
23). Andrea: is the name of a famous operatic singer Andrea Bocelli. He is a tenor, songwriter and record producer.
24). Giovanni: comes from a famous opera by Mozart and is based on the legends of Don Juan.
25). Figaro: is another opera composed by Mozart, which is called The Marriage of Figaro.
26). Pavarotti: is the name of an Italian operatic tenor, Luciano Pavarotti. While he was mainly an operatic singer, later in his career Pavarotti did cross over into pop music, too. His voice was appreciated all around the world, and his recordings are still popular today.
27). Jose: this name is inspired by the Spanish tenor Jose Placido Domingo. He’s recorded over 100 complete operas in Italian, French, German, Spanish, English, and Russian and has performed in some of the most famous opera houses around the world.
28). Josep: this name is inspired by the Spanish tenor Josep Maria Carreras. He’s also part of the Three Tenors, who include Luciano Pavarotti and Placido Domingo.
29). Netrebko: is the name of the Russian operatic soprano Anna Netrebko.
30). Caruso: was a famous Italian operatic tenor—Enrico Caruso. He sang was extremely popular in Europe and the Americas.
Male Opera Dog Names
Here are some great male opera names for boy dogs!
31). Aeneas: this name is inspired by the opera Dido and Aeneas, by Henry Purcell.
32). Agamemnon: is the name of an opera by Felix Werder.
33). Albert: this name comes from the composer Eugen Francois Charles d’Albert. He was educated in Britain, but then won a scholarship to study in Austria at the age of 17. After he moved to German where he studied with Franz Liszt.
34). Alessandro: is the name of an opera composed by George Frideric Handel in 1726.
35). Alfred: is the name of an opera composed by Dvorak. This was his very first opera and the only one he composed in German. The story of this opera was based on the English king Alfred the Great.
36). Claudio: is the name of Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi, who was an Italian composer, sting player, choirmaster and priest.
37). Fernando: comes from the name of the opera Bianca e Fernando, by Vincenzo Bellini.
38). Igor: comes from the name of the opera Prince Igor, by Alexander Borodin.
39). Malcolm: this name comes from the opera The Life and Times of Malcolm X, by Anthony Davis.
40). Pollux: comes from the name of the opera Castor et Pollux, by Jean-Philippe Rameau.
Female Opera Dog Names
Here are some opera names for girl dogs!
41). Maria: this name is inspired by the great Spanish tenor Josep Maria Carreras.
42). Callas: this name is inspired by Greek soprano Maria Callas.
43). Lanza: this name comes from the American tenor Mario Lanza.
44). Janette: this name’s inspired by Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, a soprano from New Zealand.
45). Adela: this name comes from Adela Zaharia, a Romanian operatic soprano.
46). Apasia: is the name of the queen in the opera Mitridate, re di Ponto, by Mozart.
47). Rosina: is the name of a character in Rossini’s II barbiere di Siviglia.
48). Susanna: is the name of a character from Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro.
49). Donna: is the name of a character from Mozart’s Don Giovanni.
50). Brunnhilde: from Wagner’s Der Ring Des Nibelungen.
Where did Opera come from?
Opera, a staged drama set to music, has been extremely popular for centuries. This is an art form where music takes the center stage. The main characters are singers who deliver beautiful, moving pieces which are part of the story. There’s also an orchestra that accompanies the singers and helps set the stage and tone of the performance through different acts.
Opera first became popular in Italy back in the 17th century. The goal was to create a new genre, which included music and poetry to set the stage for a dramatic story. Some say this form of entertainment goes all the way back to the ancient Greeks and the dramatic plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides.
This amazing art form incorporates spoken words, scenery, costumes and dance. And they’re not only dramatic—some are also comic operas such as the Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and others.
It’s also interesting that some people love operas, while others don’t enjoy it at all. If you love classical music, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll enjoy opera!
There you have it! We hope you enjoyed this operatic dog name article and that you’ve found the best name for your fur baby!