DONIZETTI: Enrico di Borgogna - Trailer [Donizetti Opera 2018] World Première Recording

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Enrico di Borgogna is a melodramma per musica that was premiered in Venice in 1818, marking Donizetti’s stage debut. The plot of this rare opera follows a rather traditional scheme: Enrico wants to defeat the son of the villain who usurped his father’s throne and is about to marry his beloved Elisa. Fortunately, he succeeds in stopping the marriage and regaining his inheritance.
This release is a world premiere video recording of the 2018 Donizetti Opera festival performance, which received great reviews for its brilliant staging.
Director Silvia Paoli uses a “theatre within the theatre” approach which gives way to moments of sheer humour and amusement: as the curtain opens, the public is brought back to the time of the opera premiere.
Played on period instruments by Academia Montis Regalis and conducted by repertoire specialist Alessandro De Marchi, this opera features two prima donnas like Sonia Ganassi and Anna Bonitatibus in the main roles.

“This was…a genuinely funny presentation, which had the audience laughing out loud. Everything was treated as a source of fun, from the narrative, and its mix of characters through the theatrical conventions of the time, even poking fun at the singers themselves. It was all staged in a blaze of color, fast-moving action, fabulous costumes and cleverly managed extraneous silliness.” (Operawire)
“[Anna Bonitatibus] displayed a burnished, deep timbre, sparkling coloratura and wonderful phrasing, confirming her status as the most interesting mezzo of her generation.” (Bachtrack.com)
“Sonia Ganassi…has a strong, dynamically versatile and flexible voice which she is able to manage intelligently and with skill.“ (Operawire)

Libretto by: Bartolomeo Merelli
Conductor: Alessandro De Marchi
Director: Silvia Paoli
Set Designer: Andrea Belli
Costume Designer: Valeria Donata Bettella
Light Designer: Fiammetta Baldiserri
Orchestra: Academia Montis Regalis
Chorus: Coro Donizetti Opera
Chorus master: Fabio Tartari
Theater: Teatro Sociale di Bergamo – Donizetti Opera 2018

Cast:

Enrico Anna Bonitatibus
Elisa Sonia Ganassi
Guido Levy Sekgapane
Pietro Francesco Castoro
Gilberto Luca Tittoto
Brunone Lorenzo Barbieri
Geltrude Federica Vitali
Nicola Matteo Mezzaro

Produced by DYNAMIC SRL Italy
Worldwide distribution: NAXOS www.naxos.com
Available on DVD, BLURAY:
DVD: 37833 (1 DVD)
BLURAY Code: 57833 (1 Bluray disc)
37833 (1 DVD)

Category: OPERA / Sung in: Italian
Video Format/ Aspect ratio: NTSC – 16:9
Audio Format: PCM 2.0 - Dolby digital 5.1
Subtitles: Ita, Eng, Fre, Ger, Jap, Kor
Notes: Ita / Eng
Region code: 0 – All regions
Recording place: Teatro Sociale – Bergamo, Italy
Recording date: November / December 2018
Duration: min.152

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