Lortzing, (Gustav) Albert (opera)
- Clive Brown
(b Berlin, Oct 23, 1801; d Berlin, Jan 21, 1851). German composer. His comic operas, from Die beiden Schützen to Die Opernprobe, are his most characteristic, showing a vivid personal vein of sentimental humour which, though limited in range, was popular in appeal and made him the most inventive composer of opera with spoken dialogue in mid-19th-century Germany....