Alban Berg's Lulu, 1937 but revised 1979 (German)
Benjamin Britten's Death in Venice, 1973 (British)
Leonard Bernstein's Candide, 1989 (American)
Nicholas Maw's Sophie's Choice, 2002 (British)
John Adam's, Doctor Atomic, 2005 (American)
Most of these operas are based on twentieth century novels or events. DVDs all have English subtitles, which helps viewers even though four of these are sung in English.