Donizetti - Enrico di Borgogna (Blu-ray) | Dynamic 57833

Donizetti - Enrico di Borgogna (Blu-ray)

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Label: Dynamic

Cat No: 57833

Format: Blu-ray

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 24th January 2020

Contents

Artists

Anna Bonitatibus
Sonia Ganassi
Levy Sekgapane
Francesco Castoro
Luca Tittoto
Lorenzo Barbieri
Federica Vitali
Matteo Mezzaro
Coro Donizetti Opera
Academia Montis Regalis

Conductor

Alessandro De Marchi

Works

Donizetti, Gaetano

Enrico di Borgogna

Artists

Anna Bonitatibus
Sonia Ganassi
Levy Sekgapane
Francesco Castoro
Luca Tittoto
Lorenzo Barbieri
Federica Vitali
Matteo Mezzaro
Coro Donizetti Opera
Academia Montis Regalis

Conductor

Alessandro De Marchi

About

Enrico di Borgogna is a melodramma per musica that was premiered in Venice in 1818, marking Donizetti’s stage debut. The plot of this rarely performed 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 première video recording of the 2018 Donizetti Opera Festival performance, which received excellent reviews for its brilliant staging. Director Silvia Paoli uses a ‘theatre within the theatre’ approach which produces moments of sheer humour and amusement and, as the curtain opens, the public is transported back to the time of the opera's première.

Played on period instruments by the Academia Montis Regalis and conducted by repertoire specialist Alessandro De Marchi, this opera features prima donnas 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 to the theatrical conventions of the time, even poking fun at the singers themselves. It was all staged in a blaze of colour, 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

“Sonia Ganassi … has a strong, dynamically versatile and flexible voice which she is able to manage intelligently and with skill.” – Operawire

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

Director: Silvia Paoli
Set Designer: Andrea Belli
Costume Designer: Valeria Donata Bettella
Light Designer: Fiammetta Baldiserri
Theatre: Teatro Sociale di Bergamo – Festival Donizetti 2018

Video format / Aspect ratio: 1080i60 – 1 BD 50 NTSC – 16:9
Audio format: PCM Stereo 2.0 / DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles: Italian, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean
Region code: 0 – All regions
Duration: 160 min.
Notes: Italian, English

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