Overture

overture_logoAn overture is the instrumental introduction to a dramatic, choral or, occasionally, instrumental composition.

 

Orphée aux Enfers (Orpheus in the Underworld)

(Zubin Mehta, New York Philharmonic)

Jacques Offenbach

jacques_offenbachJacques Offenbach (20 June 1819 – 5 October 1880) was a German-born French composer, cellist and impresario of the romantic period.

In 1858, Offenbach produced his first full-length operetta, Orphée aux enfers (“Orpheus in the Underworld”), which was exceptionally well received and has remained one of his most played works.

 

Orphée aux Enfers (Orpheus in the Underworld)

Mozart Overture

 

The Marriage of Figaro click_here_green_transparent10
Muti Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

 

The Pirates of Penzance click_here_green_transparent10
or, The Slave of Duty
Arthur Sullivan click_here_green_transparent10

 

Un giorno di regno (1840)
Verdi click_here_green_transparent10


 

 

 

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