BERGAMO
DONIZETTI REVOLUTION
Since the early 1990s Bergamo, the birthplace of Gaetano Donizetti, has devoted enormous energy to the study of the composer’s life and works – some of the most frequently performed in the world – and research into his teacher, Simone Mayr. The arrival in 2015 of Francesco Micheli as artistic director of the then Fondazione Donizetti (today the Fondazione Teatro Donizetti) marked the start of the Donizetti Revolution, a programme for the rediscovery and promotion of the genius from Bergamo’s Borgo Canale district. At the heart of this series of initiatives are the Donizetti Opera festival and Donizetti Night: the former is an international festival held every November in tribute to Bergamo’s most illustrious composer; the latter a June night of homage to Donizetti, during which the streets and squares of the city are invaded by theatre for an evening of his operatic work. In 2017, with the aim of developing the city’s musical identity and awakening a genuine pride in Donizetti, a group of tourism operators created Visit Donizetti: Bergamo’s visitor experience which guides tourists in their discovery of the composer, from the house where he was born to the Donizetti Museum, and along the way little-known treasures such as the original manuscript of Lucia di Lammermoor. You’ll find all this and much more on this website.

The world needs Gaetano Donizetti, today more than ever.
Contemporary life – extreme, vast and emotional – may at last be ready to receive and fully accept the uncomfortable, awkward message of Gaetano Donizetti. It is only fitting that the people of Bergamo should take on the task of circulating his revolutionary word.

Francesco Micheli artistic director of the Donizetti Opera Festival

Click on the image to find out the programme of the 2024 Donizetti Opera

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RESEARCH CENTRE

From musicology to the Syllabary
The Fondazione Teatro Donizetti's Research Centre continues the work of the Fondazione Donizetti, founded in the early 90s thanks to an idea by Gianandrea Gavazzeni. Operating since 1997, the bicentenary of Gaetano Donizetti's birth, the centre is involved with research, conferences and publications concerning the works of Gaetano Donizetti, Giovanni Simone Mayr and their contemporaries in Bergamo's music scene. To this end it collects documentary sources in the form of books, archives, music, images and audio; in collaboration with Ricordi it publishes critical editions of Donizetti's operas (National Editions since 2001) and scientific publications, and organises cultural and musical events. The scientific director of the Research Centre is Paolo Fabbri.
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DONIZETTI OPERA 2024: TENTH EDITION OF THE FESTIVAL DEDICATED TO THE COMPOSER FROM BERGAMO

Celebratory programme with two masterpieces: Roberto Devereux and Don Pasquale
Zoraida di Granata is the rare word staged for #donizetti200
LU OpeRave returns in a new venue

The programme includes renowned stars such as Javier Camarena, Roberto de Candia, John Osborn and Jessica Pratt, alongside other established younger performers and students of Bottega Donizetti

On the podium,

Donizetti Opera: the details of the 2023 edition

DONIZETTI OPERA FESTIVAL 2023: SPECIAL EDITION FOR BERGAMO BRESCIA ITALIAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE
opening with LU OpeRave, a new electronic music opera then Il diluvio universale, Alfredo il Grande, Lucie de Lammermoor by Donizetti and Il piccolo compositore di musica by Mayr 

The programme includes renowned stars such as Giuliana Gianfaldoni,

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