Great Comedy Overtures (Blu-ray Audio) | Naxos - Blu-ray Audio NBD0043

Great Comedy Overtures (Blu-ray Audio)


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Label: Naxos - Blu-ray Audio

Cat No: NBD0043

Format: Blu-ray Audio

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 30th March 2015



The flourishing genre of the comic opera had its roots in eighteenth-century Italian opera buffa, whose irrepressible brio was soon taken up outside the country’s borders.

In France it produced opéra comique and operetta, and in German-speaking countries Spieloper and Viennese operetta.

Some of the world’s most popular comic opera overtures, filled with gorgeous tunes, brilliant orchestration and race-to-the-finish endings, are presented here. They include staples of the concert repertoire such as Hérold’s dramatic Zampa, the textual delicacy of Wolf-Ferrari’s Il segreto di Susanna and the vivid colour of Lortzing’s Zar und Zimmermann.

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