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Gasparone - Selection from the Operetta

Classical/Operetta • 1884
 
     
 

Gasparone - Selection from the Operetta


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Instrumentation
Piano, Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon, Oboe, Trombone basso, Euphonium, Horn, Trombone, Trumpet, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double bass, Timpani, Drum set
Scored for
Salon Orchestra
Type of score
Full score, Parts
Arranger
Dario Salvi
Publisher
Dario Salvi
All parts are included!!!

Gasparone is an operetta in three acts by Carl Millöcker to a German libretto by Friedrich Zell and Richard Genée. The libretto was later revised by Ernst Steffan and Paul Knepler. An amusing feature of the work is that the title character never appears and acts as a scapegoat upon which all the misdeeds in Syracuse, Sicily, can be blamed.
The opera had its premiere on January 26, 1884, at the Theater an der Wien, Vienna. It was subsequently given in Berlin at the Friedrich-Wilhelmstädtisches Theater on September 26, 1884, and in New York City in German at the Thalia Theater in 1885 and in English at the Standard Theatre in 1885 and again in 1887 with Lillian Russell as Carlotta, Eugène Oudin as Count Erminio and J. H. Ryley.[2]

After its debut, Millöcker revised the piece, creating eight versions. However, the most commonly used performing edition is that prepared in 1932 by the composer Ernst Steffan. Nevertheless, as Andrew Lamb has pointed out, this revision introduced new material and "reduced the effectiveness of Millöcker's comic-opera structures" in order to suit the taste of the 1930s.
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