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Donizetti: Anna Bolena / Carminati, Theodossiou

Donizetti / Theodossiou / Zanellato / Soloviy
Release Date: 02/27/2007 
Label:  Dynamic   Catalog #: 33534  
Composer:  Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Gianluca PasoliniDimitra TheodossiouRiccardo ZanellatoSofiya Solovey
Conductor:  Fabrizio Maria Carminati
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bergamo Teatro Donizetti OrchestraBergamo Teatro Donizetti Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Dimitra Theodossiou; Gian Luca Pasolini; Riccardo Zanellato; Sofia Soloviy
Orchestra and Chorus of Bergamo Musica Festival Gaetano Donizetti
Fabrizio Maria Carminati, conductor
Francesco Esposito, director

NTSC All Region
Sound: LPCM 2.0 & DTS 5.1; PCM Stereo 2.0
Aspect Ratio: 16/9
Duration: 183 mins.
Subtitled in Italian, English, German, French & Spanish

In the summer of 1830 the impresarios of Teatro Carcano contacted Donizetti and asked him to compose a new opera for the season's opening. At the moment of signing the contract Donizetti still ignored the subject of the new opera; but he knew that the librettist would be Felice Romani and the
Read more female protagonist Giuditta Pasta. Success was resounding and unanimous, also with the critics. Donizetti had indeed reached artistic maturity. Anna Bolena tells of a human drama of solitude and oppression; it is a work of psychological introspection centred. Donizetti's first great scene of madness is one of the most moving and powerful of the whole history of opera. The new theatrical element introduced by Anna Bolena is that the protagonist's death is not a consequence of moral duty or divine justice, but a plain act of cruelty. A tragedy through and through, then: intense, deep and profoundly romantic. Anna Bolena is a very significant work in the history of opera, as well as in Donizetti's own personal history. In this Teatro Donizetti di Bergamo production Dimitra Theodossiou stands out as a fine interpreter both as a singer and as an actress. (2 DVDs)
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Works on This Recording

Anna Bolena by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Gianluca Pasolini (Tenor), Dimitra Theodossiou (Soprano), Riccardo Zanellato (Bass),
Sofiya Solovey (Soprano)
Conductor:  Fabrizio Maria Carminati
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bergamo Teatro Donizetti Orchestra,  Bergamo Teatro Donizetti Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Italy 

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