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LU OpeRave

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16 November 2023 - H 20:00
23 November 2023 - H 20:00
30 November 2023 - H 20:00
Creative director Protopapa Libretto Maniaci d’amore Music IlRomantico, H.E.R. INTRODUCTION Gaetano Donizetti encountered incredible public favour in Paris. Paris was a city that gave him many things, it made him realise that dance music was a source of a pleasure never experienced before by large theatre audiences. He therefore realised that, by adding those beats and that sonorous fever to the singing, he could create a truly explosive recipe. As is the case with our...

L’aio nell’imbarazzo

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Melodramma giocoso it two acts for seven voices by Jacopo Ferretti Music by Gaetano Donizetti First performance: Rome, Teatro Valle, 4 febbraio 1824 Critic edition by Maria Chiara Bertieri © Fondazione Teatro Donizetti INTRODUCTION L’aio nell’imbarazzo, performed in Rome in 1824, is one of Donizetti’s first great successes: a comic opera based on Rossini’s model, but which already displays the psychological depth of the great comedies of his mature production....

Chiara e Serafina

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Or “Il pirata” Melodramma semiserio in two acts by Felice Romani Music by Gaetano Donizetti First perfromance: Milan, Imperial Regio Teatro alla Scala, 26th October 1822 Edition based on the autograph manuscript by Alberto Sonzogni © Fondazione Teatro Donizetti #Donizetti200 Project INTRODUCTION The rediscovery of the 2022 DO is certainly Chiara e Serafina, the title of the #Donizetti200 project, with which in every edition of the Festival we present an opera written by...

La favorite

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Opéra en quatre actes by Alphonse Royer and Gustave Vaëz Music by Gaetano Donizetti First performance: Paris, Théâtre de l’Académie Royale de Musique, 2nd December 1840 Critic edition by Rebecca Harris-Warrick © Casa Ricordi, Milano in collaboration with and with the contribution of the Municipality of Bergamo and of the Fondazione Teatro Donizetti INTRODUCTION La favorite, which triumphed in Paris in 1840, is a grand-opéra based on the popular model of Meyerbeer but...

Dies Natalis

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Matteo Salvi Messa a voci sole con accompagnamento di organo Maestro di Cappella Cristian Gentilini Cappella Musicale di Santa Maria Maggiore Soprano Francesca Longa Mezzosoprano Hyun Jung Oh Tenori Paolo Borgonovo, Paolo Tormene Bassi Piermarco Viñas Mazzoleni, Filippo Quarti Coro Donizetti Opera Choirmaster Fabio Tartari Organ Marco Cortinovis In collaboration with Fondazione MIA Gaetano Donizetti "Amore e morte” dalle...

La fille du régiment

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Opéra comique in two acts by Jean-François-Alfred Bayard and Jules-Henry Vernoy de Saint-Georges Music by Gaetano Donizetti First execution: Parigi, Opéra-Comique, 11th February 1840 Critic edition by Claudio Toscani © Casa Ricordi, Milano, in collaboration with Comune di Bergamo and Fondazione Teatro Donizetti PLOT ACT I A Napoleonic battle rages in the mountains of Tyrol. The peasants are begging for help from the Virgin Mary, while the Marquise of Berkenfield and her butler...

Medea in Corinto

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Tragic opera by Felice Romani Music by Giovanni Simone Mayr First execution: Napoli, Real Teatro San Carlo, 28th November 1813 Critic edition of the Bergamo version (1821) by Paolo Rossini © Casa Ricordi, BerlinoPLOT ACT I In Corinth people are waiting for Jason, now a hero, to return. He is betrothed to Creusa, daughter of King Creon and already engaged to Aegeus, Prince of Athens. But something overshadows this woman's happiness: Jason's previous relationship with the sorceress Medea,...

L’elisir d’amore

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Comic opera in two acts by Felice Romani Music by Gaetano Donizetti First execution: Milano, Teatro alla Canobbiana, 12th May 1832 Critic edition by Alberto Zedda © Casa Ricordi, Milano PLOT ACT I The action is set in an undefined time and in a place in the “Basque Country” that is very reminiscent of the Po Valley countryside. Nemorino is hopelessly in love with Adina, the beautiful, well-educated, and whimsical mistress of the farmhouse. Adina is also wooed by Sergeant...

C’erano una volta due bergamaschi…

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Operashow by Bottega Donizetti curated by Alex Esposito playwriting by Alberto Mattioli  music by Gaetano Donizetti, Jacques Offenbach, Gioachino Rossini, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Arrigo Boito, Hector...

GaetAMO Bergamo

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Buy the event or subscribe to watch the whole palimpsest! A gala concert to celebrate Gaetano's birthday on Donizetti Web TV. Cristina Parodi and Francesco Micheli present an off-schedule event from Teatro Donizetti. The artists of the festival will perform some of the Donizetti's most famous scores. Programme: Sonata per violino e pianoforte (Stefano Montanari) “Tombe degli avi miei” from Lucia di Lammermoor (Celso Albelo) “Udite, udite, o rustici” from...

Recital Paolo Bordogna and Sara Blanch – cancelled

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Watch the works of the 2020 festival on the new Web TV Programme Gaetano Donizetti “Amore e morte” from Soirées d’automne à l’Infrascata “Entra nel circo” from L’esule di Roma Gioachino Rossini “Prélude prétentieux”, from Péchés de vieillesse Volume VIII - Album de château Gioachino Rossini “Se ho da dirla” from Il turco in Italia “Non si dà follia maggiore” from Il turco in Italia “Credete alle Femmine” from Il...

Recital Xabier Anduaga – cancelled

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Watch the works of the 2020 festival on the new Web TV Programme Vincenzo Bellini Quattro ariette (“Ma rendi pur contento”, “Vanne o rosa fortunata”, “Vaga luna, che inargenti”, “Per pietà, bel idol mio”) Gaetano Donizetti “Allegro Io son” from Rita “Una furtiva lagrima” from L’elisir d’amore Franz Liszt Tre Sonetti del Petrarca S270 (“Pace non trovo”, “Benedetto sia il giorno”, “I’ vidi in terra angelici...