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Donizetti, Gaetano 1797-1848

Works: 21,029 works in 45,014 publications in 14 languages and 173,530 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Biography  Excerpts  History  Vocal scores  Scores  Manuscripts  Librettos 
Roles: Author, Composer, Librettist, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Musician, Honoree, Contributor, Creator, Compiler, Conductor, Performer, Originator, Arranger, Correspondent, Compositor, Signer, Recipient, Former owner, 235, Donor, Singer, Adapter, Dedicatee
Classifications: M1500.D66, 782.1
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Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( )

1,130 editions published between 1898 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 11,479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is Maria Callas's only broadcast from the stage of the Met. Hearing "La Divina" in an actual performance is a unique thrill, and Lucia is a huge part of the palpable Callas mystique. Donizetti's bloody tale of the Scottish lass torn from her true love and forced into an arranged marriage, only to go mad and murder her bridegroom on their wedding night, was the perfect vehicle for Callas's wizardry. Her haunting voice simply becomes Lucia's--every facet of emotion so pronounced that we cannot escape her spell
L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti( )

543 editions published between 1905 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 6,934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This performance showcases Luciano Pavarotti at his magnificent best. The role of good hearted Nemorino might have been written just for him. Hopelessly in love with wealthy Adina (Kathleen Battle), Nemorino watches, helpless, as flashy Sergeant Belcore (Gino Quilico) seems to win her heart. Enter Dr. Dulcamara (Paul Plishka). He's a quack, but Nemorino believes that the love potion Dulcamara is peddling will help him win Adina's love. It's only a bottle of plain old Bordeaux, but never underestimate the power of true love -- or of Luciano Pavarotti's seductive tenor
Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( )

13 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of star-crossed lovers in 18th century Scotland. Lucia falls in love with her brother Enrico's bitter enemy, Edgardo. Enrico tricks Lucia into marrying Lord Arturo. In a mad fit, Lucia murders her husband and dies. Upon hearing the news that his love is dead, Edgardo stabs himself to join her
Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti( )

457 editions published between 1930 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 4,555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a wealthy old bachelor decides to take a pretty young wife, he is--this being opera--in for trouble. Especially when that wife is the enchanting Reri Grist. Fernando Corena sings the matrimonially inclined title hero, whose plan to disinherit his nephew--the suave, mesmerizing Alfredo Kraus--backfires with more than a little help from Tom Krause's Dr. Malatesta
Maria Stuarda by Gaetano Donizetti( )

237 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The clash between two queens, with the throne of England at stake, is at the center of Donizetti's bel canto drama. Sondra Radvanovsky, in the second part of her historic traversal of all three of the composer's Tudor queen operas in one season, stars in the title role of the Catholic Mary, Queen of Scots. Her opponent is Queen Elizabeth I, sung by Elza van den Heever, as the Protestant ruler who knows her position is not secure as long as Mary lives. Tenor Celso Albelo is George Talbot, the Earl of Leicester and favorite of the queen, who urges her to reconcile with Mary. But when Mary insults Elizabeth, her tragic fate is sealed. Kwangchul Youn as Talbot and Patrick Carfizzi as Cecil complete the principal cast, and Riccardo Frizza conducts
Anna Bolena by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

286 editions published between 1957 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 2,697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With her gripping portrayal of Anne Boleyn, soprano Sondra Radvanovsky launched her season-long quest to sing all three of Donizetti's Tudor queen operas. She conquers the extraordinary musical and dramatic demands the composer makes, starring opposite an equally impressive Ildar Abdrazakov as Henry VIII, Anne's king and husband, whose need for a son leaves him prey to lies spread about Anne by her enemies—with tragic consequences. Stephen Costello is Lord Richard Percy, Anne's former lover, Milijana Nikolic sings Jane Seymour, Anne's lady-in-waiting who has caught the king's eye. Tamara Mumford is Mark Smeaton, the queen's page who is also in love with her. Marco Armiliato conducts
La favorita by Gaetano Donizetti( )

212 editions published between 1903 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This spectacular cast makes any listener wonder why such a marvelous, colorful opera isn't much better known. Sensational Shirley Verrett is Leonora, the beautiful, mysterious lady who so completely captures the heart of the monk Fernando (Luciano Pavarotti at his finest) that he forsakes his calling to defeat the Moors in battle in order to win her hand. Alas, she is the mistress of the king (Sherrill Milnes), who is so besotted with her he is determined to defy the pope himself to make Leonora his queen. It's a tragic opera, so no one wins--except the audience
Lucrezia Borgia by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

177 editions published between 1897 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Victor Hugo's most sensational play, 'Lucrece Borgia', a scandalous tale of murder, torture, incest, homosexuality, drunkenness and orgies, Donizetti's opera is one of the great masterpieces of Italian 'bel canto' repertoire. While omitting some of its more excessive elements, the libretto by Felice Romani inspired Donizetti to compose superb arias, duets, ensembles and choruses, bringing each act to a stirring conclusion. Brimming with high drama and pathos, this production stars Greek diva Dimitra Theodossiou in the infamous title role, praised for her stupendous acting and singing as England's Queen Elizabeth I in Donizetti's 'Roberto Devereux'
La fille du régiment by Gaetano Donizetti( )

156 editions published between 1940 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gennaro Papi, a former assistant under Arturo Toscanini, conducts this performance of Donzietti's La Fille Du Regiment. Soprano Lily Pons is also at her most charming and vivacious in the role of Marie. Broadcast on December 28, 1940, this is the first time this performances has been available on CD
Lucia di Lammermoor = The bride of Lammermoor : opera in three acts by Gaetano Donizetti( )

204 editions published between 1830 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Description du matériel d'orchestre : Partition : 1 conducteur ; Harmonie : harmonie
Roberto Devereux by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

146 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA. MACKERRAS, Charles (conductor). AMBROSIAN OPERA CHORUS. SILLS, Beverly (soprano). GLOSSOP, Peter (baritone). WOLLF, Beverly (mezzo-soprano). ILOSFALVY, Robert (tenor). MACDONALD, Kenneth (tenor). GARRARD, Don (bass). HOWELL, Gwyn (bass). ALLAN, Richard van (bass)
Don Pasquale : a comedy in 3 acts by Gaetano Donizetti( )

210 editions published between 1843 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poliuto by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

122 editions published between 1960 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poliuto: Tragedia lirica in tre atti. Libretto: Salvatore Cammarano
Don Pasquale : a comic opera in three acts by Gaetano Donizetti( Book )

320 editions published between 1840 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Act two: In the second act, Dr. Malatesta brings in his "sister," heavily veiled, and presents her to Don Pasquale. When at last she can be induced to lift her veil, Pasquale is overwhelmed with delight and urges an immediate marriage. To this Norina bashfully consents. A fake notary is brought in, but just as the contract is about to be signed, Ernesto returns to say goodbye to his uncle. He is horrified to recognize Norina, but she and the doctor manage to explain matters and prevail upon him to witness the document. The notary leaves. Instantly, Norina's manner changes. She repulses Pasquale severely, summons the servants and doubles their wages, increases the staff, orders quantities of new furniture, clothes, jewels, horses and carriages -- all with the admonition that none but the best will do. When Pasquale protests, she reminds him that she is now mistress of the house and that what she says, goes. As the curtain falls, the Don is choking with rage, Norina and Ernesto are thoroughly enjoying the comedy, and the doctor is ordering his feverish patient to get a good night's sleep. - Flyleaf
Il campanello di notte by Gaetano Donizetti( )

65 editions published between 1950 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il Campanello di notte: Melodramma giocoso in un'atto
Linda di Chamounix by Gaetano Donizetti( )

122 editions published between 1930 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La obra trata de una chica de Saboya que, para salvar a sus padres de la miseria, accede a las (poco honestas, como se verá) atenciones del Marqués de Boisfleury. Después de un dramático enfrentamiento con su padre, Linda pierde la razón, pero la recuperará al escuchar la canción de su amigo Pierotto, que suena a guisa de nostálgico leitmotiv a lo largo de la ópera. Linda huirá en París, donde conocerá el verdadero amor en forma de un joven noble que, casualmente, es sobrino del marqués. La madre del joven se opone al enlace y Linda volverá trastornada por el despecho a su pueblo. Hasta allá irá a buscarla el galante enamorado; superada la oposición familiar y, en un final feliz, todos celebrarán juntos su amor
La figlia del reggimento by Gaetano Donizetti( )

73 editions published between 1951 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of the orphan, Marie, who is adopted by a French army regiment and falls in love with a youth called Tonio. But then a Marquise tries to turn her into an aristocrat
Olivo e Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti( )

29 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'elisir d'amore : melodramma in due atti by Gaetano Donizetti( )

189 editions published between 1832 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( )

74 editions published between 1953 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cavatina:Regnava nel silenzio;Sulla tomba che rinserra;Appressati, Lucia;Il pallor funesto orrendo;Dov e Lucia?;Chi mi frena;Oh giusto cielo Ardon gl'incentsi Maria Calla, soprano Philharmonia Orchestraand Chorus Tullio Serafin, conductor Libretto included for selections
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Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor
Maria StuardaLucia di Lammermoor = The bride of Lammermoor : opera in three actsDon Pasquale : a comedy in 3 actsDon Pasquale : a comic opera in three actsL'elisir d'amore : melodramma in due attiDonizetti and his operasGaetano Donizetti : a guide to research
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