90. Maria di Rudenz (Gaetano Donizetti)

Composer: Gaetano Donizetti Libretto: Salvadore Cammarano, after Anicet-Bourgeois, Cuvelier & Maillan’s La nonne sanglante; Matthew Lewis’ The Monk First performed: Teatro La Fenice, Venice, 30 January 1838 MARIA DI RUDENZSopranoCarolina UngherMATILDE di Wolf, her cousinSopranoIsabella CasaliCORRADO WaldorfBaritoneGiorgio RonconiENRICO, believed to be his brotherTenorNapoleone MorianiRAMBALDO, old relative of the Rudenz houseBassDomenico RaffaeliThe CHANCELLOR of RudenzTenorAlessandro GiacchiniKnights, squires, and vassals of … Continue reading 90. Maria di Rudenz (Gaetano Donizetti)

65. Caterina Cornaro (Gaetano Donizetti)

CATERINA CORNARO Opera seria in a prologue and two acts By Gaetano Donizetti Libretto: Giacomo Saccherò First performed: Teatro San Carlo, Naples, 12 January 1844 Great minds think alike; my friend Phil posted about this opera on his blog this morning. CATERINA CORNAROSopranoFanny GoldbergANDREA CORNARO, her fatherBassMarco AratiGERARDO, a young Frenchman (in the prologue betrothed to … Continue reading 65. Caterina Cornaro (Gaetano Donizetti)

54. L’elisir d’amore (Gaetano Donizetti)

Melodramma giocoso in 2 acts Composer: Gaetano Donizetti Librettist: Felice Romani, after Eugène Scribe’s libretto for Le philtre, opera by Auber (1831) First performed: Teatro della Canobbiana, Milan, 12 May 1832 ADINA, rich and capricious maidenSopranoSabine HeinefetterNEMORINO, young and simple farmer, in love with AdinaTenorGianbattista GeneroBELCORE, garrison sergeant in the villageBaritoneHenri-Bernard DabadieDR. DULCAMARA, travelling quackBasso buffoGiuseppe FrezzoliniGIANNETTA, … Continue reading 54. L’elisir d’amore (Gaetano Donizetti)