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Composer: Donizetti, Gaetano (1797-1848)

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Year of birth1797
Year of death1848
NationalityItaly
PeriodRomantic
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MadridLucia di Lammermoor

Lucia di Lammermoor
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
Daniel Oren; David Alden; Teatro Real; Charles Edwards; Brigitte Reiffenstuel; Lisette Oropesa; Venera Gimadieva

MunichFestspiel-Gala Edita Gruberova

Festspiel-Gala Edita Gruberova
Verdi, Donizetti, Mozart
Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Marco Armiliato; Edita Gruberová

MunichL'Elisir d'Amore

L'Elisir d'Amore
Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore
Stefano Ranzani; David Bösch; Bavarian State Opera; Patrick Bannwart; Falko Herold; Pretty Yende; Vittorio Grigòlo

BarcelonaLa favorite

© Antoni Bofill
Donizetti: La Favorite
Patrick Summers; Ariel García Valdés; Gran Teatre del Liceu; Jean-Pierre Vergier; Miren Urbieta Vega; Clémentine Margaine; Roger Padullés

BarcelonaLa favorite

© Antoni Bofill
Donizetti: La Favorite
Patrick Summers; Ariel García Valdés; Gran Teatre del Liceu; Jean-Pierre Vergier; Ksenia Dudnikova; Stephen Costello
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New Zealand Opera’s L’elisir d’amore: an evergreen charmer

Pene Pati (Nemorino) © Simon Watts
Charming and hilarious by turn, this production fields a largely young and Kiwi cast.
*****
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Great success for Gimadieva and Flórez in Lucia

Juan Diego Flórez (Edgardo) and Venera Gimadieva (Lucia) © Wilfried Hösl
Juan Diego Flórez and Venera Gimadieva charm as the young unlucky couple, and convince with their vocal performances in Wysocka’s production at the Bayerische Staatsoper.
****1
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David Alden's new Maria Stuarda disappoints in Zurich

Diana Damrau (Maria Stuarda) and Serena Farnocchia (Elisabetta) © Monika Rittershaus
Gaetano Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda is perhaps most famous for a single and highly emotional scene in which two monarchs engage in a venomous confrontation. One is doomed to die. 
***11
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Don Pasquale, or, The Revenge of the Dead Mother

Ambrogio Maestri (Don Pasquale) © Brescia & Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Director Davide Livermore sets the story at the time of the Dolce Vita, including the motorbike from the film Roman Holiday and the roadster from The Easy Life.
****1
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Rare Donizetti opera buffa revived in Bergamo

Il borgomastro di Saardam © Gianfranco Rota
Absent from theatres for more than a century and a half, Donizetti's comedy about Tsar Peter the Great is revived in the composer's home town.
****1
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