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Donizetti - Classic Comedies: L'Elisir d'Amore, Don Pasquale / Bennini, Mazzola, LPO [Blu-ray]

Donizetti / Corbelli / London Philharmonic Orch
Release Date: 05/26/2015 
Label:  Opus Arte   Catalog #: 7170  
Composer:  Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Ekaterina SiurinaAlfredo DazaPeter AutyEliana Pretorian,   ... 
Conductor:  Maurizio BeniniEnrique Mazzola
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic OrchestraGlyndebourne Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
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From fake potions and feigned emotions to the follies of youth and the vulnerability of age, this set brings together two of Donizetti's greatest comedies, L'elisir d'amore and Don Pasquale, charming works packed with musical wit in which the composer looks beyond the archetypes of the buffa tradition to create complex, highly individual characters. Both operas are brought to life in sparkling Glyndebourne productions, with first-class singing from such noted artists as Alessandro Corbelli, Danielle di Niese
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Works on This Recording

1.
L'Elisir d'Amore by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Ekaterina Siurina (Soprano), Alfredo Daza (Voice), Peter Auty (Tenor),
Eliana Pretorian (Voice), Luciano Di Pasquale (Bass)
Conductor:  Maurizio Benini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Glyndebourne Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/2009 
Venue:  Glyndebourne Opera House 
2.
Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Alek Shrader (Tenor), Nikolay Borchev (Baritone), Alessandro Corbelli (Baritone),
Danielle De Niese (Soprano), James Platt (Bass Baritone), Anna-marie Sullivan (Voice)
Conductor:  Enrique Mazzola
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Glyndebourne Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Italy 

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