Donizetti Night 2023

3 June 2023 - H 19:00
Music, Words, Images and Colours by and for Donizetti Is the summer look of the Festival and involves dozens of entities thanks to a huge network of artistic and entrepreneurial collaborations. The audience will be able to engage with Donizetti’s life and works in different ways and shapes, so that this heritage may be more and more increasingly perceived as the city’s cultural heritage and a stimulus for its intellectual, social and tourist development. Dozens of events spread across...

Donizetti Revolution vol. 9

5 May 2023 - H 20:00
Donizetti is an art revolutionary, the inventor of Italian music Romanticism, always ahead of his time, a brilliant creator of stories we still believe in because they are emotional dynamite exploding in our hearts and minds.   is presenting partner of Donizetti Revolution vol....

Il piccolo compositore di musica

2 December 2023 - H 20:00
Farsa giocosa per musica in two acts by Giovanni Simone Mayr Music by Giovanni Simone Mayr «e varî Celebri Maestri» First performancee: Bergamo, Città alta, 13th Septermber 1811 Selection and adaptation by Francesco Micheli and Giorgio Pesenti on the critical edition by Candida Billie Mantica © Fondazione Teatro Donizetti  The fifth production of the festival will be Il piccolo compositore di musica, Saturday 2 December at the Donizetti Theatre. This azione teatrale in two acts...

Lucie de Lammermoor

18 November 2023 - H 20:00
26 November 2023 - H 15:30
1 December 2023 - H 20:00
Opéra en trois actes by Alphonse Royer and Gustave Vaëz Music by Gaetano Donizetti First performance: Paris, Théâtre de la Renaissance, 6th August 1839 Review on original sources by J. Chalmeau © RicordiINTRODUCTION In the autumn of 1835, in Naples, Gaetano Donizetti achieved one of the greatest triumphs of his career with Lucia di Lammermoor, which became the very model of Italian Romantic melodrama. The opera soon toured the world and was also performed in its original Italian...

Alfredo il Grande

19 November 2023 - H 15:30
24 November 2023 - H 20:00
Dramma eroico in two acts by Andrea Leone Tottola Music by Gaetano Donizetti First performance: Napoli, Real Teatro di San Carlo, 2nd July 1823 Critic edition by Edoardo Cavalli © Fondazione Teatro DonizettiINTRODUCTION For the #donizetti200 project, thanks to which each edition of the Festival presents an opera composed by Gaetano Donizetti in the same year but two centuries earlier, Alfredo il Grande will be staged for the first time in modern times. With this heroic melodrama, in...

Il diluvio universale

17 November 2023 - H 20:00
25 November 2023 - H 20:00
3 December 2023 - H 15:30
Azione tragico sacra by Domenico Gilardoni Music by Gaetano Donizetti First performance: Napoli, Real Teatro di San Carlo, 6th March 1830 Critic edition by Edoardo Cavalli © Fondazione Teatro Donizetti  INTRODUCTION A typical opera with a sacred subject designed for performance during Lent season, Gaetano Donizetti’s Il diluvio universale made its debut at the Real Teatro di San Carlo in Naples on 6 March 1830, with the celebrated bass Luigi Lablache in the role of Noè....

LU OpeRave

16 November 2023 - H 20:00
23 November 2023 - H 20:00
30 November 2023 - H 20:00
Creative director Stefano Libertini Protopapa Libretto by Maniaci d’Amore (Francesco d'Amore e Luciana Maniaci) Music by H.E.R., ilromantico The three weekends will therefore open (16, 23 and 30 November) with the new LU OpeRave creation (initially planned for 2022) in which Donizetti’s music meets electronics and new trends. The title recalls Donizetti’s most famous opera, Lucia di Lammermoor, from which the authors of this new experimental project drew inspiration. The...

L’aio nell’imbarazzo

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

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

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

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

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...