Le nozze in villa

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Comic drama in two acts by Bartolomeo Merelli

Music by Gaetano Donizetti with a mend by Elio and Rocco Tanica

First performances: Mantova, Imperial Regio Teatro, Carnival 1819; Treviso, Teatro Dolfin, spring 1820 (second version)

Edition by Edoardo Cavalli and Maria Chiara Bertieri
New quintet with Elio and Rocco Tanica (by Enrico Melozzi)
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Le nozze in villa by Gaetano Donizetti

Le nozze in villa is this year’s opera for the #Donizetti200, a project that involves the staging of a work by the composer from Bergamo on its 200th anniversary.

Le nozze in villa is Gaetano Donizetti’s third dramatic work, an opera buffa whose history is not easy to reconstruct:we know it thanks to a single surviving score, not autographed and unfortunately incomplete (a Quintet is missing in Act II); we have no libretto printed on the occasion of its debut; there is no direct evidence of its first performance. We can, however, indirectly retrace the place and year of its debut (Mantua, carnival 1819), know the initial reception (disappointing: the young composer’s first fiasco), imagine it had a remake and a re-presentation (Treviso, Spring 1820).

As for Enrico di Borgogna and Una follia before, Donizetti’s librettist for this third play was Bartolomeo Merelli from Bergamo, who turned an 1803 comedy by August von Kotzebue, translated into Italian with the title I provinciali, into an opera buffa. And so we have an intentionally over the top comedy dealing with a young couple in love grappling with a caricaturedsmug father, and a groom-to-be no less ridiculous.

According to the testimony of an old school friend of Donizetti’s, it was at the time of the Le nozze in villa that he realised the “need to follow the genius of Rossini in order to please the taste of contemporary audiences” and establish himself as an operatic author: only then, would he have thought of  “ascending his own way”.

Le nozze in villa: synopses of the opera

Le nozze in villa is this year’s opera for the #Donizetti200, a project that involves the staging of a work by the composer from Bergamo on its 200th anniversary.

Le nozze in villa is Gaetano Donizetti’s third dramatic work, an opera buffa whose history is not easy to reconstruct:we know it thanks to a single surviving score, not autographed and unfortunately incomplete (a Quintet is missing in Act II); we have no libretto printed on the occasion of its debut; there is no direct evidence of its first performance. We can, however, indirectly retrace the place and year of its debut (Mantua, carnival 1819), know the initial reception (disappointing: the young composer’s first fiasco), imagine it had a remake and a re-presentation (Treviso, Spring 1820).

As for Enrico di Borgogna and Una follia before, Donizetti’s librettist for this third play was Bartolomeo Merelli from Bergamo, who turned an 1803 comedy by August von Kotzebue, translated into Italian with the title I provinciali, into an opera buffa. And so we have an intentionally over the top comedy dealing with a young couple in love grappling with a caricaturedsmug father, and a groom-to-be no less ridiculous.

According to the testimony of an old school friend of Donizetti’s, it was at the time of the Le nozze in villa that he realised the “need to follow the genius of Rossini in order to please the taste of contemporary audiences” and establish himself as an operatic author: only then, would he have thought of  “ascending his own way”.

November - 2020
22

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Time and Date:
22 November 2020In streaming on the Web TVH 20:00
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Venue

Teatro Donizetti

Bergamo, Italia

Locandina

Conductor and fortepiano Stefano Montanari
Director Davide Marranchelli
Scenes Anna Bonomelli
Costumes Linda Riccardi
Lighting design Alessandro Carletti
Director's assistant Caterina Denti
Lighting design assistant Ludovico Gobbi

Orchestra Gli Originali 
Coro Donizetti Opera
Choirmaster Fabio Tartari

Sabina Gaia Petrone
Don Petronio Omar Montanari
Trifoglio Fabio Capitanucci
Claudio Giorgio Misseri
Anastasia Manuela Custer
Rosaura Claudia Urru
Anselmo Daniele Lettieri

Extras Ester BonatoMarco Continanza, Federica Cottini, Riccardo Dal Toso, Andreyna de la Soledad, Leonardo Larini, Simone Severgnini, Daniele Tessaro 

New set-up by Fondazione Teatro Donizetti

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