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Plácido Domingo is forced to postpone his participation in the Donizetti Opera festival for health reasons. The protagonist of the opera “Belisario” will be Roberto Frontali

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.

Donizetti Opera 2020: the festival will not stop and moves online and on Rai5

Preparations for the titles of the sixth edition of the Donizetti Opera 2020 festival are proceeding at a fast pace, in full compliance with anti-Covid health protocols: the three scheduled Donizetti operas will make their debut in the restored Donizetti Theatre in less than two weeks and will be visible all over the world through the new Donizetti Web TV, created thanks to Fondazione TIM on

The stringent provisions linked to the DPCM of 3 November and the consequent temporary impossibility to welcome spectators within the theatre forced us to partly rethink the festival and the new schedule of the online programme will be as follows: Friday,

The Donizetti Opera festival opens a new web tv with the “Donizetti Revolution vol. 6”

Find out details about subscription Get access to the "Donizetti Revolution" and to the other free contents Subscribe now and support the Festival Waiting for further developments in government regulations on the opening of shows to the public, currently suspended until 24 November, the Donizetti Opera festival will not stop and will restart, anticipating the [...]

OCTOBER 26, 2020 UPDATE – News about Donizetti Opera Festival after the Italian Prime Ministerial Decree of October 24, 2020

According to the Prime Ministerial Decree of October 24, 2020 we sadly announce that the shows open to the public in theatres and concert halls are suspended

We will act responsively but will not give up. We will try to keep the Donizetti Opera Festival going with shows both broadcast streaming and performed live. We owe it to Bergamo, to the entertainment workers and to ourselves. Check our pages for all the updates from tomorrow. 

SEPTEMBER 24, 2020 UPDATE – The programme of the Donizetti Opera is confirmed from 19 November to 6 December 2020

The sixth edition of the Donizetti Opera 2020 Festival – with the artistic direction of Francesco Micheli and the musical direction of Riccardo Frizza – has been confirmed and will take place in the period that was originally scheduled, from November 19 to December 6, in Bergamo, “The City of Gaetano Donizetti”. The programme that was announced in February, a few weeks before the outbreak of the pandemic, will be presented almost entirely. Following the restrictions due to the Covid emergency,

L'ange de Nisida

“L’ange de Nisida” receives the special award of the 39th “Abbiati” of the music criticismOF THE MUSIC CRITICISM

The jury of the 39th edition of “Abbiati” Award has nominated the winners for the year 2019: the Special Award goes to a production of the Donizetti Opera festival, the world premiere in stage form of the Gaetano Donizetti’s opera L’ange de Nisida with the direction of Francesco Micheli at the Site of Donizetti Theatre in Bergamo last November.

«We are delighted to receive the news of this award during such a difficult period – Francesco Micheli states excitedly – The recognition of the critical is important for all of us,

Donizetti Opera 2020: the complete programme of the 6th edition

Festival 2020: Belisario, La fille du régiment and Marino Faliero three titles for the final return of the opera to the restore Donizetti Theatre At the Teatro Sociale, #Donizetti200 with Le nozze in villa and a homage to Beethoven with L’amor coniugale by Giovanni Simone Mayr A group of international stars shine on playbills: from [...]

Placido Domingo is Belisario for the inauguration of the Donizetti Opera 2020




The Bergamo festival will take place at the Donizetti Theatre and at the Sociale Theatre from the 19th of November to the 6th of December 2020

The sixth edition of Donizetti Opera,

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Preview of the Donizetti Opera 2020 titles: “Marino Faliero” and “La fille du régiment” for the return of the opera at Donizetti Theatre

Two great titles of the composer from Bergamo will mark the reopening of the theatre after the restorations.
The National Critical Edition with Casa Ricordi continues with a new title

Coinciding with the opening of the Donizetti Opera 2019 festival, the first two titles of the 2020 program are announced, those that will be staged at the Donizetti Theatre: Marino Faliero and La fille du régiment will thus mark the definitive return of the opera to the stage of the City Theatre which will reopen in September 2020.