• Robin Orr
  • On the Razzle (1988)

  • Novello & Co Ltd (World)

Comic opera in three acts.
Unavailable for performance.

  • 2(pic)222/3220/timp.2perc/pf.cel/str
  • chorus
  • Baritone, Bass, 2 Mezzo Sopranos, 2 Sopranos, 2 Tenors
  • 2 hr 10 min
  • Robin Orr
  • English

Programme Note


Zangler, the grocer, is due to go to Vienna for the annual parade of the Grocers’ Company of which he is president elect. He leaves the shop in the care of two assistants, who promptly set off for Vienna the moment Zangler departs. In Vienna they see Zangler in the Grocers’ company parade and take refuge in a fashion shop which turns out to belong to Madame Knorr, Zangler’s fiancée. Meanwhile Sonders, whom Zangler regards as undesirable, is in Vienna, courting Marie who is Zangler’s niece. A series of mistaken identities arise in the darkness of the Imperial Gardens. All return by coach and the following morning the assistants manage to get into the shop just before Zangler. Fortunately Sonders inherits a large sum enabling him to marry Marie.