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Work: Pia de' Tolomei

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ComposerDonizetti, Gaetano (1797-1848)
PeriodRomantic
Year1836
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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Something old, something new: Donizetti's Pia de' Tolomei

Elena Xanthoudakis (Pia) © Jane Hobson
Donizetti's back catalogue proves just as rich as his well-loved works, with this blisteringly good foray into an extraordinary opera whose UK premiere is 179 undeserved years late. 
*****
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