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Donizetti: Maria Stuarda / DiDonato, Polenzani, Benini, Met Opera

Release Date: 04/22/2014 
Label:  Erato   Catalog #: 632035   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Matthew PolenzaniJoyce DiDonatoElza van den HeeverJoshua Hopkins,   ... 
Conductor:  Maurizio Benini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera ChorusMetropolitan Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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The two main protagonists brilliantly capture all the opera’s drama and passion; DiDonato is magnificent and moving.

– Gramophone [7/2014]

“One might have guessed that she could sing this demandingly florid and intensely lyrical music with crystalline Italian diction, impeccable technical security and dazzling stylistic finesse, but the fierce ardent passion she brings might surprise those who have only heard her in lighter histrionic fare. Even those with indelible memories of Janet Baker in this part will be blown away.” – Daily Telegraph
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Works on This Recording

Maria Stuarda by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Matthew Polenzani (Tenor), Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano), Elza van den Heever (Soprano),
Joshua Hopkins (Baritone), Matthew Rose (Bass)
Conductor:  Maurizio Benini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Chorus,  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 

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