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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 donizetti.org/tv.

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,

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“While Pesaro has its Rossini Opera Festival, Bergamo’s festival is devoted to its illustrious son Gaetano Donizetti – a long birthday party for the other important creator of bel canto operas”

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Per Gaetano Donizetti è finalmente la volta buona. È uno dei più popolari ed eseguiti operisti del mondo, ma paradossalmente anche uno dei meno conosciuti. Con la direzione artistica di Francesco Micheli, il festival che la sua Bergamo gli dedica sta finalmente provvedendo a farcene fare più ampia conoscenza.

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