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Riccardo Frizza was appointed as Musical Director of festival Donizetti Opera in Bergamo

Riccardo Frizza was appointed as Musical Director of festival Donizetti Opera in Bergamo

The Donizetti Opera festival is enriched with a new figure: The Councilor for Culture of the City of Bergamo, Nadia Ghisalberti, the General Manager of the Fondazione Teatro Donizetti Massimo Boffelli with the Artistic Director of the Fondazione Donizetti as well as the Editor in Chief Paolo Fabbri have announced the nomination of the conductor Riccardo Frizza as Music Director. The newly appointed Music Director will be immediately involved in the preparation of the 2018 Festival.

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;

Donizetti Night 2016

Donizetti Night 2016

On Saturday the 11th of June, since 5:30pm until late in the night, music, words, images and colours by and for Donizetti have animated palaces, cloisters, squares and monuments in the upper city. The occasion was the “Donizetti Night” the culminating event of a week rich in happenings dedicated to the publicizing of the works and life of the composer from Bergamo, part of a Summer activity organized by Fondazione Donizetti in order to “awake” a newer pride towards the artistic expression of a musician known and loved all over the world.

2015. A Successful Season Conclusion

2015. A Successful Season Conclusion

THE FIRST YEAR OF DONIZETTI REVOLUTION CONCLUDES POSITIVELY: BERGAMO REDISCOVERS PRIDE FOR HIS BEST KNOWN COMPOSER. TWO RARITIES IN PROGRAM FOR 2016

2016 Season

2016 Season

FONDAZIONE DONIZETTI 2016: A WIDE CHOICE OF OPERAS, BALLETS, CONCERTS OFFERED DURING THE MAIN EVENTS DEDICATED TO GAETANO DONIZETTI, DONIZETTI NIGHT AND DONIZETTI OPERA