[ Naxos Blu-Ray Audio / Blu-ray Disc ]
Release Date: Saturday 25 April 2015
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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.
Si j'étais roi - Overture
Fra Diavolo Overture
Il matrimonio segreto: Overture
Der Barbier von Baghdad: Overture
Overture to Martha
Zampa - Overture
Zar und Zimmerman: Overture
Donna Diana Overture
Il segreto di Susanna Overture