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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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RigaDon Pasquale

Don Pasquale
Donizetti: Don Pasquale
Mārtiņš Ozoliņš; Latvian National Opera; Francesco Esposito; Rihards Mačanovskis; Krišjānis Norvelis

MadridMariella Devia

Mariella Devia
Donizetti
Orquesta Titular del Teatro Real; José Miguel Pérez-Sierra; Mariella Devia; Coro Titular del Teatro Real

ViennaL'elisir d'amore

Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore
Speranza Scappucci; Otto Schenk; Vienna State Opera; Jürgen Rose; Aida Garifullina; Benjamin Bernheim

BergamoInaugural Concert

Rossini, Donizetti
Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale RAI; Riccardo Frizza; Jessica Pratt; Daniela Barcellona; Levy Sekgapane; Xabier Anduaga

BergamoEnrico di Borgogna

Donizetti: Enrico di Borgogna
Alessandro De Marchi; Silvia Paoli; Andrea Belli; Valeria Donata Bettella; Anna Bonitatibus; Lorenzo Malagola-Barbieri
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Brenda Rae's remarkable Lucia a compensation in Philadelphia

Brenda Rae (Lucia) © Kelly & Massa
Top-notch singers and some sensitive direction almost make up for Laurent Pelly's frustrating Opera Philadelphia production. 
***11
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L'elisir d'amore finds an ideal setting at Macerata

Alex Esposito (Dulcamara) © Alfredo Tabocchini
With unbridled imagination, Michieletto fills this usually-problematic space with a wealth of racy detail.
*****
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Donizetti's L'Ange de Nisida shines

Laurent Naouri © Russell Duncan and Opera Rara | ROH
Dismembered after the 1840 bankruptcy of its promoter, Opera Rara's decade-long reconstruction has resulted in a beautifully constructed opera that's enjoyable throughout.
****1
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Mad scenes in Sydney for Jessica Pratt’s Lucia

Jessica Pratt (Lucia) and ensemble © Prudence Upton
With her signature role’s coloratura fireworks and dramatic nuance, Jessica Pratt’s Sydney Opera House debut is one to remember.
*****
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Camarena does it again: Lucia di Lammermoor at Teatro Real

Javier Camarena (Edgardo) and Lisette Oropesa (Lucia) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Javier Camarena’s debut as Edgardo contributed to a triumphal night at the Teatro Real together with Lisette Oropesa’s charismatic Lucia and David Alden’s powerful staging.
****1
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