Great Comedy Overtures / Friedel, Royal Scottish
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.
Catalog Number: 8573418
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