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Overtures in Relation to Their Operas

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Sometimes, an overture is much better than the opera it is in front of. Other times, it will be representative of the opera or even worse than the rest of the opera.

What are some examples that stand out to you of either a major disparity in quality between the overture and entire opera or times when both are exquisite?
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