January 2017

Around his birth date (29 November), Bergamo will once again become the capital of Donizetti’s music thanks to a new edition of the Donizetti Opera Festival. Three operas and some great international artists embarking on a new adventure under the name of Donizetti.

Il Borgomastro di Saardam is the title of the opera opening the festival at the Teatro Sociale on Friday 24 November 2017, at 8.30pm, with shows running also on 26 November at 3.30pm and on 2 December at 8.30pm.

The results of the first edition of the Donizetti Opera festival

The results of the first edition of the Donizetti Opera festival

An international festival in Bergamo dedicated to Donizetti is possible: the city, the international audience and critics, cultural and political representatives, they all declared it at the end of November when they responded to the call of Artistic Director Francesco Micheli and came to the first edition of the Donizetti Opera to express their love for the composer and attend the many shows and events (six of the Festival’s events were sold out).

«Donizetti Opera – says Francesco Micheli – is a long birthday party offered by the city of Bergamo to Donizetti and to the world;