I pazzi per progetto – dossier

I PAZZI PER PROGETTO

Farsa posta in musica

By Gaetano Donizetti

Libretto: Domenico Gilardoni

First performance: Teatro di San Carlo, Naples, 6 February 1830

For my review, see here.


ROLES

Darlemont, Director of the Hospital for the Mad, Norina’s uncle (bass): Luigi Lablache

Norina, Blinval’s wife (soprano): Luigia Boccabadati

Blinval, Colonel (bass-baritone):

Cristina, young Frenchwoman in love with Blinval (mezzosoprano): Maria Carraro

Venanzio, old miser, Cristina’s guardian (bass): Gennarino Luzio

Eustachio: trumpeter in Blinval’s regiment, pretending to be a doctor (baritone):

Frank, Darlemont’s servant (bass-baritone): Gennaro Ambrosini

Setting: A hospital for the insane in Paris