A native of Bohemia composer Florian Leopold Gassmann (1729-1774) was responsible for many years as an opera and later Kapellmeister for the performances at the Vienna Burgtheater and Kärntnertortheater. His education was Gassmann in Venice, where his Gli uccellatori were first sounded in 1759 at the Teatro San Moise. Our performance is based on the kept in the National Library in Vienna manuscript of the score corresponding to the Vienna performance in 1768. In adaptation to the voices of the Vienna Boys Gassmann had replaced or neuvertont, extends the short final chorus to create an ensemble numerous arias. The instrumentation has undergone a revision which, in particular the woodwind more space was provided for individual development.
The based on a libretto by Carlo Goldoni Opera buffa is a typical, at that time so popular comedies of mistaken identity, in which everything ultimately dissolves into thin air. The bird-catcher (uccellatori) Cecco and Toniolo get after countless tangles her girls Rocco Lina and Maria Nina, the Contessa turns befitting again the jealous on Cecco Marchese to.