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.
Due to very recent health issues preventing him from travelling and working, Plácido Domingo is forced to cancel his journey to Italy in November and has postponed his participation in the Donizetti Opera festival to one of the next editions. The Maestro will, therefore, not be able to star in Donizetti’s Belisario in Bergamo and Verdi’s Requiem in Piacenza. The singer from Madrid enthusiastically accepted the invitation from Donizetti Opera to make his debut in the role of the protagonist of such a rare work as Belisario after a visit to the places related to Donizetti in our city.