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.
The autographed score of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor arrives to New York from Bergamo for the new production at the Metropolitan Opera, conducted by Riccardo Frizza
The 2022 Donizetti Opera Festival
The “Bottega Donizetti” is born: a masterclass for opera singers directed by the bass from Bergamo, Alex Esposito
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,
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” 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,