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Donizetti: Don Pasquale / Mei, Corbelli, Siragusa, Korsten

Release Date: 02/25/2014 
Label:  Arthaus Musik   Catalog #: 107251  
Composer:  Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Antonio SiragusaAlessandro CorbelliEva MeiRoberto De Candia,   ... 
Conductor:  Gerard Korsten
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cagliari Lyric Theater ChorusCagliari Lyric Theater Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Whoever does not yet know Gaetano Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale” will learn to love it with this elegant and stylish production by Stefano Vizioli. Lovers of this opera will be enthralled by Eva Mei’s high, clear voice as well as Alessandro Corbelli’s and her touching performances. Gérard Korsten conducts the orchestra of the Teatro Lirico and proves that Donizetti’s spritely music gives room for fascinating interpretations. The opera tells the story of an elderly dandy, who is thoroughly cured from his desire to get married and thus hands over his young lady to her actual lover – a tale as old as comedy itself. Donizetti however, being the master of cryptic comedy, extends this traditional “buffa” subject matter to a character comedy. Read more His characters are not merely archetypes; they develop their individual profile throughout the differentiated and diversified plot. This work shines with musical wit, expressed in numerous coloraturas, cavatinas and duets.

Gaetano Donizetti DON PASQUALE
Don Pasquale – Alessandro Corbelli
Ernesto – Antonino Siragusa
Norina – Eva Mei
Dottor Malatesta – Roberto de Candia
Un notaro – Giorgio Gatti

Cagliari Theatre Chorus and Orchestra
(chorus master: Paolo Vero)
Gérard Korsten, conductor

Stefano Vizioli, stage director
Susanna Rossi Jost, set designer
Roberta Guidi di Bagno, costume designer
Claudio Schmid, lighting designer

Recorded at the Teatro Lirico, Cagliari, February 2002

- Behind the scenes

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish
Running time: 121 mins (opera) + 31 mins (bonus)
No. of DVDs: 1 (DVD 9) Read less

Works on This Recording

Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Antonio Siragusa (Tenor), Alessandro Corbelli (Baritone), Eva Mei (Soprano),
Roberto De Candia (Baritone), Giorgio Gatti (Baritone)
Conductor:  Gerard Korsten
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cagliari Lyric Theater Chorus,  Cagliari Lyric Theater Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Italy 

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