Gaetano Donizetti News

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  • Gaetano Donizetti

  • Date Of Birth:
    November 29, 1797
    Date Of Death:
    April 08, 1848 (50)
    Birth Place:
    Bergamo, ITALY
    Gender:
    Male
    Miami Lyric Opera Presents DON PASQUALE, 6/28-29
    by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

    Miami Lyric Opera presents Don Pasquale with music by Gaetano Donizetti Saturday, June 28, 2014, 8:00pm and Sunday, June 29, 2014, 4:00pm. (more...)

    BWW Reviews: OTSL's ELIXIR OF LOVE is intoxicating!
    by Steve Callahan - Jun 03, 2014

    Well, it worked on me! 'The Elixir of Love' opened last night at the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, and after only a sip or two I fell head over heels for it. At the end of the evening I was, like Nemorino, giddy (oh, let's admit it, the better word is 'drunk') with happiness and delight. It was simply perfection! (more...)

    Harriet Harris, Bill Irwin, Kirsten Wyatt & John Bolton to Star in San Francisco Opera's SHOW BOAT; Performances Begin 6/1
    by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

    Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's Show Boat opens San Francisco Opera's Summer Season on June 1 with nine subsequent performances through July 2, 2014. A watershed of American musical theater, Show Boat receives its Company premiere in director Francesca Zambello's new grand-scale "beautifully sung, smartly staged and handsomely designed (Chicago Tribune)" production. A beloved story of life on the Mississippi in the 1880s, Show Boat is both a poignant love story and a powerful reminder of America's bitter legacy of racism. The score is filled with unforgettable songs such as "Ol' Man River" and "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man," and the dazzling production features large, colorful sets, sumptuous costumes and exhilarating dance numbers. Of recent performances at Houston Grand Opera, the Houston Chronicle wrote "[This is] a towering work. . . there's a magnificence in its music, its narrative sweep, its deep awareness of something bigger than ourselves." (more...)

    BWW Reviews: ALO Introduced Austin to Up-And-Coming Opera Stars with ELIXIR OF LOVE
    by Jeff Davis - May 02, 2014

    Poor, plain, easily ignored Nemorino. He's so in love with the beautiful Adina, but she doesn't love him back. Ultimately, lovesick Nemorino is forced to buy a love potion from a charlatan to win Adina's heart. While that may be the plot of Gaetano Donizetti's comic opera, it doesn't take a potion to fall for Austin Lyric Opera's superb production of The Elixir of Love. Every element of this superbly crafted production will win the love and adoration of the audience. Opera lovers will be entranced, and opera newcomers will be enchanted. If you are an opera novice or are under the impression that you hate opera, give this one a chance. You'll be surprised at how easy it is to follow this simple, charming, humorous show, and you'll be glad to know that given its 2 hour and 30 minute running time, it's a relatively brief affair. (more...)

    Opera Immediat Presents LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR This Weekend
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 05, 2014

    Opéra Immédiat presents Gaetano Donizetti's tragic opera Lucia di Lammermoor (1839) Opéra Immédiat was founded in 2009 by Sophie De Cruz, soprano and conductor. Together with a dynamic team of fellow classical music professionals, she has successfully set out to put on one opera per year. (more...)

    BWW Reviews: Opera in the Height's LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR is Evocative and Atmospheric
    by David Clarke - Mar 31, 2014

    Gaetano Donizetti was a tremendous influence on the operas of Giuseppe Verdi and laid the foundation for the popularity of Italian opera in the latter half of the nineteenth century. At Opera in the Heights, their rousing production of the tragic opera fully exposes audiences to why this opera has had such staying power and was popular enough to be performed almost once a season at New York City's Metropolitan Opera from 1903 until 1972. (more...)

    BWW Reviews: WNO's THE ELIXIR OF LOVE Enchants With Expert Cast and Visually Stunning Production
    by Audrey Liebross - Mar 23, 2014

    THE ELIXIR OF LOVE, appearing in Italian at the Kennedy Center Opera House, is a feast for the ears and eyes. Donizetti's comic tale will appeal to both opera buffs and lovers of Broadway musicals hoping to expand into opera. (more...)

    Photo Flash: First Look at Ailyn Perez, Stephen Costello and More in Washington National Opera's THE ELIXIR OF LOVE
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

    Gaetano Donizetti's The Elixir of Love (L'elisir d'amore) with libretto by Felice Romani, will open tomorrow, March 20, in its revival run through March 29 with the Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

    LA Opera Presents LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, 3/15-4/6
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2014

    (Los Angeles) December 19, 2013 - General Director Placido Domingo announced updated details for LA Opera's first production of Lucia di Lammermoor since 2003. Conducted by Music Director James Conlon and directed by Elkhana Pulitzer in her LA Opera debut, the new production stars Albina Shagimuratova in the title role as the dagger-wielding Scottish lass and Saimir Pirgu as her secret lover, Edgardo. Lucia di Lammermoor will open today, March 15, 2014, and run for a total of six performances through April 6 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. (more...)

    Elkhanah Pulitzer to Direct LA Opera's LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, 3/15-4/6
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2014

    A darkly romantic tale of family honor, betrayal and madness, Gaetano Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor returns to LA Opera for the first time in a decade, conducted by Music Director James Conlon and directed by Elkhanah Pulitzer in her LA Opera debut. (more...)

    OPERA Iowa to Perform at CCPA, 3/28
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

    As part of its 2014 tour, OPERA Iowa Educational Touring Troupe, a program of Des Moines Metro Opera, Inc., will perform a reduced version for five singers of Gaetano Donizetti's romantic comedy The Elixir of Love on Friday, March 28 at 7:30pm at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, 1301 5th Street in Coralville. (more...)

    Opera in the Heights to Present LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, Begin. 3/28
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

    Opera in the Heights presents Gaetano Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, the final production of the 2013-2014 season, beginning Mar. 28 at Lambert Hall. This dramma tragico (tragic opera) in three acts was created by Donizetti in 1835. Salvatore Cammarano wrote the Italian language libretto loosely based on Sir Walter Scott's historical novel The Bride of Lammermoor. (more...)

    Matinee 'Das Ensemble stellt sich vor 5' in der Wiener Staatsoper
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 07, 2014

    Am Sonntag, 9. Ma?rz 2014 findet um 11.00 Uhr die fu?nfte Matinee der Reihe „Das Ensemble stellt sich vor' in dieser Saison im Gustav Mahler-Saal der Wiener Staatsoper statt. Margarita Gritskova (Mezzosopran) singt anstelle der erkrankten Ileana Tonca, ihr Partner an diesem Vormittag ist James Kryshak (Tenor). Die beiden Ensemblemitglieder des Hauses am Ring pra?sentieren Arien und Duette von Georg Friedrich Ha?ndel, Gioachino Rossini, Gaetano Donizetti, Georges Bizet, Camille Saint-Sa??ns, Kurt Weill, Peter Iljitsch Tschaikowski, Aaron Copland und Sergei Slonimsky. Am Klavier werden sie begleitet von David Aronson. (more...)

    Opera Immediat to Present LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, 4/5-6
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

    Opéra Immédiat presents Gaetano Donizetti's tragic opera Lucia di Lammermoor (1839) Opéra Immédiat was founded in 2009 by Sophie De Cruz, soprano and conductor. Together with a dynamic team of fellow classical music professionals, she has successfully set out to put on one opera per year. (more...)

    OPERA Iowa to Perform at CCPA, 3/28
    by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

    As part of its 2014 tour, OPERA Iowa Educational Touring Troupe, a program of Des Moines Metro Opera, Inc., will perform a reduced version for five singers of Gaetano Donizetti's romantic comedy The Elixir of Love on Friday, March 28 at 7:30pm at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, 1301 5th Street in Coralville. (more...)

    Minnesota Opera's 2014–2015 Season Includes HANSEL AND GRETEL, THE ELIXIR OF LOVE and More
    by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

    Minnesota Opera announces its 2014–2015 season, which presents a world premiere, a company premiere, two masterpieces not seen at Minnesota Opera in nearly three decades and a new production of an operatic blockbuster. All five productions are new to Minnesota audiences. (more...)

    Elkhanah Pulitzer to Direct LA Opera's LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, 3/15-4/6
    by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

    A darkly romantic tale of family honor, betrayal and madness, Gaetano Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor returns to LA Opera for the first time in a decade, conducted by Music Director James Conlon and directed by Elkhanah Pulitzer in her LA Opera debut. (more...)

    Now Playing Onstage in Memphis - Week of 2/09/2014
    by BWW - Feb 09, 2014

    Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/09/2014 for Memphis (more...)

    Announcing CCM's Spring 2014 Performance Schedule - Nearly 150 Shows
    by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2013

    The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) is delighted to announce its spring schedule of major events. The largest single source of performing arts events in the state of Ohio, CCM presents nearly 150 major public performances from Jan. 12 through May 18, ranging from faculty and guest artist concerts to fully supported opera, musical theatre, drama and dance productions. (more...)

    Canadian Opera Company's April 2014 Listings Include HERCULES and More
    by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2013

    One of the most innovative and powerful forces in the performing arts world today, director Peter Sellars returns to the Canadian Opera Company with an already acclaimed new COC production of Handel's Hercules, based on Sophocles' timeless tragedy. Sellars propels the Greek myth of Hercules into the modern day, directing the same star-studded cast that premiered this production to unanimous praise at Lyric Opera of Chicago in 2011: American bass-baritone Eric Owens as Hercules (COC debut); British mezzo-soprano Alice Coote as Hercules' wife Dejanira; American countertenor David Daniels as Hercules' trusted aide, Lichas; American tenor Richard Croft as Hercules' son, Hyllus; and British soprano Lucy Crowe as the princess Iole (COC debut). Internationally renowned Baroque specialist Harry Bicket leads the COC Orchestra and Chorus through Handel's glorious music. The ancient Greek tragedian Sophocles was also a war general who knew first-hand the devastating psychological traumas facing returning veterans. With Hercules Sellars creates a healing work in which the untold horrors of war and the unspoken complications of reunion find their voice. (more...)

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