Great Comedy Overtures / Friedel, Royal Scottish

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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.

Product Description:

  • Release Date: April 14, 2015

  • Catalog Number: 8573418

  • UPC: 747313341870

  • Label: Naxos

  • Number of Discs: 1

  • Composer: Adolphe Adam, Albert Lortzing, Ambroise Thomas, Daniel-François Auber, Domenico Cimarosa, E. Nikolaus von Reznicek, Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, Friedrich v. Flotow, Louis Ferdinand Herold, Otto Nicolai, Peter Cornelius

  • Conductor: Lance Friedel

  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra