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Performer: Fondazione Donizetti

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Sparkling revival of a forgotten Donizetti opera in Bergamo

Le nozze in villa © Gianfranco Rota
The Donizetti Opera festival continues its remarkable initiative to stage every opera on its bicentennial.
****1
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Donizetti defies lockdown in Bergamo: Belisario

Riccardo Frizza © Gianfranco Rota
A concert performance of a middle period rarity is part of a slimmed down festival which transfers to an online format to audiences across the globe.
****1
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The political drama of Marino Faliero in Bergamo

Michele Pertusi (Marino Faliero) © Gianfranco Rota
14th-century Venice, a city of intrigue, criminal activity and mysterious masks, is the setting for Donizetti's opera about the Doge Marino Faliero, whose life is torn between public and private issues.
****1
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Donizetti's L'ange de Nisida proves to be a masterpiece

Lidia Fridman (Sylvia) © Gianfranco Rota
The performance at Bergamo Opera Festival proved that L'ange de Nisida can contest the place of La favorite in Donizetti's catalog.
*****
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Young Donizetti pays his debt to Rossini in Bergamo

Paola Gardina (Madam Fritz) and Francisco Brito (Carlo Scavronski) © Gianfranco Rota
Donizetti's music in this early opera has the freshness and liveliness of his most mature comic works, but l barbiere di Siviglia and La Cenerentola were just a few years before, as one could easily perceive.
***11
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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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