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,

francesco micheli donizetti night

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.

Donizetti Opera 2019: the complete program day-by-day

Open rehearsals, meetings, concerts, for a longer festival full of initiatives Sing&Fly at the Milan Bergamo Airport: musical marathon in collaboration with SACBO and Ryanair Rehearsals begin in Bergamo for the Donizetti Opera 2019 festival productions: an edition that officially inaugurated the 14th of November and it will be more extensive than the previous ones [...]

Donizetti Opera awarded as “Best Festival 2019” at “Oper! Awards” in Berlin

Only recognition for Italy assigned by a jury of authoritative German music critics

In the Sala Werner Otto of Konzerthaus in Berlin, in the heart of the German capital, on Saturday, September 21, a name resonated more than the others, that of Gaetano Donizetti, continuously quoted during the entire ceremony, which has indicated the Donizetti Opera of Bergamo as “Best Festival 2019”.

The motivation behind the award,

Donizetti Opera 2019: the details about cast and concerts – and a new Orchestra

In 2019 the festival grows and presents an operatic title more than in previous years: Pietro il Grande for the #donizetti200 project, the first staging of the Ange de Nisida signed by Francesco Micheli, the new critical edition of Lucrezia Borgia.

The posters shine with Carmela Remigio, artist in residence 2019, Francesco Demuro, Salome Jicia, Alessandro Corbelli and Roberto De Candia making their Donizetti Opera debut,

Two projects from the Donizetti Opera festival in the short list of “Fedora Generali Prize for Opera” and “Fedora Prize for Education”

There’s still time, until 21st February, to show your support for Bergamo’s candidacy to these prestigious international awards

The Donizetti Theatre Foundation (Fondazione Teatro Donizetti) calls all members, fans and people from Bergamo to vote online for two projects dedicated to the city’s composer, finalists in the international award from FEDORA, the European philanthropic organization supporting opera, ballet and the latest generations of artists.

Donizetti Night 2019: submit a project!

Donizetti Night reaches its fifth edition on 15th June 2019.

In previous editions, small scale format shows were created specifically for outdoor spaces. This new call for projects is open to all those who looking for a challenge in musical theatre, experimentation, street performance and communication. The only limiting factor is that all the projects have to have an explicit reference to the figure or the music of Gaetano Donizetti.

A record year comes to an end

2018’s Donizetti Opera Festival, together with all the activities related to Bergamo-born composer organized by the Fondazione Teatro Donizetti, under the artistic direction of Francesco Micheli and the musical direction of Riccardo Frizza, came to an end with a significant increase in audience figures, particularly from foreign visitors, and in critical acclaim, reconfirming the successful development of local community projects and engagement.

In 2018, festival attendance was up 30.1% (from 6,524 people in 2017 to 8,491).

Donizetti Opera: various appointments in the city’s symbolic places during the second week

On occasion of the 70th birthday of Paolo Fabbri, the Scientific Director of the Fondazione Teatro Donizetti, a book dedicated to him, ‘Musica di ieri, esperienza d’oggi’ (Yesteryear’s music, today’s experience), will  be presented in the company of friends and colleagues.

As part of the fourth edition of the Donizetti Opera Festival, a surprise appointment, on Saturday 1st December at 5pm, in the ‘Ashbrook Hall’ of ‘Casa Natale’, or Donizetti’s birthplace,