Donizetti’s Pietro il Grande done in the Rossini style at the Bergamo Festival

ItalyItaly Festival Donizetti Opera 2019 [3] – Donizetti, Pietro il Grande: Coro Donizetti Opera, Orchestra Gli originali / Rinaldo Alessandrini (conductor), Teatro Sociale, Bergamo, 23.11.2019. (JMI)

Donizetti’s Pietro il Grande © Gianfranco Rota

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Xabier Anduaga is a superb Gennaro in Bergamo’s Lucrezia Borgia

ItalyItaly Festival Donizetti Opera 2019 [2] – Donizetti, Lucrezia Borgia: Orchestra Giovanile Luigi Cherubini, Coro Teatro Municipale di Piacenza / Riccardo Frizza (conductor), Teatro Sociale, Bergamo, 22.11.2019. (JMI)

Festival Donizetti Opera 2019’s Lucrezia Borgia (c) Gianfranco Rota

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World premiere of a rare Donizetti opera in a staged version at the Bergamo festival

ItalyItaly Festival Donizetti Opera 2019 [1] – Donizetti, L’ange de Nisida: Donizetti Opera Orchestra and Chorus / Jean-Luc Tingaud (conductor), Teatro Donizetti, Bergamo, 21.11.2019. (JMI)

Donizetti’s L’ange de Nisida (c) Rota

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Conor Mitchell’s powerful new music drama, packing a political punch, is staged in Belfast

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Conor Mitchell, Abomination: A DUP Opera: The Belfast Ensemble / Tom Brady (conductor). Lyric Theatre, Belfast, 8.11.2019. (RB)

Abomination: A DUP Opera (c) The Belfast Ensemble

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A novel and imaginative double bill at Wexford Festival Opera

IrelandIreland Wexford Festival Opera 2019 [3] – Andrew Synnott, Rossini:  Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Wexford Festival Opera / Michele Spotti (conductor), O’Reilly Theatre, National Opera House, Wexford, 27.10. 2019. (RB)

Adina (c) Clive Barda

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Balance issues and uneven singing compromise a handsome Vivaldi production in Wexford

IrelandIreland Wexford Festival Opera 2019 [2] – Vivaldi, Dorilla in Tempe: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Wexford Festival Opera / Andrea Marchiol (conductor), O’Reilly Theatre, National Opera House, Wexford, 26.10.2019. (RB)

Rosa Bove (Filindo), with dancers (c) Clive Barda

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