Overture - List of Some Common Overtures

List of Some Common Overtures

Some well-known or commonly played Overtures:

  • Arensky: A Dream on the Volga
  • Arnold:
    • Beckus the Dandipratt
    • Peterloo
    • Tam O'Shanter
  • Auber: Fra Diavolo
  • Barber: Overture to The School for Scandal
  • Bax: Overture to a Picaresque Comedy
  • Beethoven:
  • Berlioz:
    • The Corsair
    • Les Francs-Juges
    • Waverley
    • Rob Roy
    • King Lear
    • Benvenuto Cellini
    • Carnaval Roman
  • Bernstein: Candide
  • Bizet: Carmen
  • Borodin: Prince Igor
  • Brahms:
  • Copland: An Outdoor Overture
  • Dvořák: Carnival Overture
  • Elgar:
    • Alassio: In the South
    • Cockaigne
    • Froissart
  • Gershwin: Cuban Overture
  • Glinka: Ruslan and Ludmilla
  • Gomes: Il Guarany
  • Josef Haydn: Armida
  • Hérold: Zampa
  • John Ireland:
    • A London Overture
    • Satyricon Overture
  • Lalo: Le roi d'Ys
  • Léhar: The Merry Widow
  • MacCunn: The Land of the Mountain and the Flood
  • Mendelssohn:
    • Hebrides (or Fingal's Cave)
    • Calm Sea and a Prosperous Voyage
    • Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Miaskovsky:
    • Pathetic Overture
    • Salutation Overture
  • Mozart:
    • Marriage of Figaro
    • La clemenza di Tito
    • Cosi fan tutte
    • Don Giovanni
    • Idomeneo
    • The Abduction from the Seraglio
    • Magic flute
  • Nicolai: The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Nielsen:
    • Maskarade
    • Helios
  • Prokofiev: Overture on Hebrew Themes
  • Rezniceck: Donna Diana
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Festival Overture
  • Rossini:
    • La cambiale di matrimonio
    • Tancredi
    • Il Signor Bruschino
    • The Italian Girl in Algiers
    • Il Turco in Italia
    • The Silken Ladder
    • The Thieving Magpie
    • La Cenerentola
    • Semiramide
    • Il Viaggio a Reims
    • The Barber of Seville
    • William Tell
  • Schubert:
    • Overture in Italian Style, D560
    • Rosamunde
  • Schumann:
    • Overture, Scherzo and Finale, Op 52
    • Manfred
    • Genoveva
    • Faust
  • Shostakovich: Festive Overture
  • Smetana: The Bartered Bride
  • Johann Strauss: Die Fledermaus
  • Sibelius: Overture to the Tempest
  • Sullivan:
    • Mikado
    • Gondoliers
    • The Yeoman of the Guard
  • Suppé
    • Light Cavalry Overture
    • The Beautiful Galatea
    • Poet and Peasant
  • Tchaikovsky:
    • Festival Overture "1812"
    • Hamlet
    • Romeo and Juliet
    • The Nutcracker Overture
  • Verdi: La forza del destino
  • Wagner:
    • Faust Overture
    • Polonia
    • Rienzi
    • Flying Dutchman
    • Tannhäuser
  • Walton
    • Johannesburg Festival Overture
    • Scapino
    • Portsmouth Point
  • Weber:
    • Euryanthe
    • Der Freischütz
    • Invitation to the Dance

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