Daniel François Esprit Auber: Le Philtre – Act II: Entr'acte (NXP150)
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Instrumentation: 1+184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11 - timp - perc - strings
Edited by Dario Salvi
Daniel François Esprit Auber is, together with Jacques Offenbach, the main exponent of French Comic Opera.
With more than 40 operas at his name, his contribution to the genre is unique. This collection of scores includes some of his early works – for the first time available to the public.
Le Philtre was one of Auber’s more successful works, especially rich in his characteristic grace and in freshness of melody. In Act II Entr'acte, part of the music calms itself into a more chamber-like tranquility before resuming the opening theme. The opera remained popular in Paris until 1862, with 243 performances.