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Donizetti: Don Pasquale / Levine, Netrebko, Polenzani, Kwiecien, Del Carlo [Blu-ray]

Release Date: 07/12/2011 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 001571659  
Composer:  Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  John del CarloMatthew PolenzaniAnna NetrebkoMariusz Kwiecien
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 2 Hours 22 Mins. 

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A red hot ticket at the Metropolitan Opera in 2010/2011 was Donizetti’s comic gem, Don Pasquale, with Anna Netrebko reviving Norina, the part that made her a star in New York. John Del Carlo’s impressive singing and acting chops as the Don are given every boost by Otto Schenk’s hilarious staging and James Levine’s witty conducting. Leading this opera for the first time at the Met, the renowned maestro demonstrates that his gifts suit Donizetti as perfectly as Wagner.

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Works on This Recording

Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  John del Carlo (Baritone), Matthew Polenzani (Tenor), Anna Netrebko (Soprano),
Mariusz Kwiecien (Baritone)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Italy 

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