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Composer: Donizetti, Gaetano (1797-1848)

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Year of birth1797
Year of death1848
April 2019
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RigaDon Pasquale

© Kristaps Kalns
Donizetti: Don Pasquale
Mārtiņš Ozoliņš; Giorgio Barberio Corsetti; Latvian National Opera; Francesco Esposito

ViennaDon Pasquale

Donizetti: Don Pasquale
Enrique Mazzola; Irina Brook; Vienna State Opera; Nöelle Ginefri-Corbel; Sylvie Martin-Hyszka; Roberto de Candia; Irina Lungu

LondonDonizetti: Il paria

Donizetti: Il paria
Sir Mark Elder; Opera Rara; Albina Shagimuratova; Celso Albelo; Davide Luciano; Marko Mimica

MunichLucia di Lammermoor

Lucia di Lammermoor
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
Antonino Fogliani; Barbara Wysocka; Bavarian State Opera; Barbara Hanicka; Julia Kornacka; Quinn Kelsey; Diana Damrau

ViennaL'elisir d'amore

Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore
Guillermo García Calvo; Otto Schenk; Vienna State Opera; Jürgen Rose; Andrea Carroll; Saimir Pirgu
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Joyce El-Khoury shines as Donizetti's Tudor queen

Joyce El Khoury (Elisabetta) © Bill Cooper
It is a thing of wonder that Roberto Devereux is one of Donizetti’s lesser known works. Whether on account of its challenging soprano part, or its fussy Tudor setting, it is rarely performed, but contains some of the composer’s most beautiful – and indeed memorable – arias and duets.
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A great cast for Anna Bolena in Rome

Maria Agresta (Anna Bolena) © Yasuko Kageyama | Opera di Roma

Riccardo Frizza conducts a complete version of Donizetti’s masterpiece, with the debuts of Maria Agresta in the title role, Carmela Remigio as Giovanna Seymour and René Barbera as Percy. 

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A “Zeffirellian” Anna Bolena in Lausanne

Shelley Jackson (Anna Bolena) © Alan Humerose

Donizetti’s masterpiece finally debuts in Lausanne, with a traditional, luxurious production and a solid cast of young singers.

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A metatheatrical take on Enrico di Borgogna in Bergamo

Anna Bonitatibus (Enrico) © Gianfranco Rota
A clever production enlivens a rare, early opera at the Donizetti Opera Festival. A fantastic cast and a great period orchestra seal a resounding success under the lead of Alessandro De Marchi.
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The first, forgotten Tudor Queen: Il castello di Kenilworth in Bergamo

Jessica Pratt (Elisabetta) © Gianfranco Rota
The Donizetti Opera Festival presents a rarity with a good cast of bel canto specialists in a somewhat disappointing production.
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