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De Donato, Luigi 1975-

Overview
Works: 36 works in 91 publications in 5 languages and 1,656 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Filmed performances  Live sound recordings  Drama  Internet videos  Nonfiction films  Interviews  Concert films  Ballets (Music)  Interludes (Drama) 
Roles: Performer, Singer
Classifications: M1500.B59, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Luigi De Donato
Le carnaval de Venise by André Campra( )

12 editions published in 2011 in 3 languages and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les pêcheurs de perles by Georges Bizet( )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in French and Undetermined and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Scene: A shore on the island of Ceylon in antiquity) In anticipation of the fishing season, the villagers elect Zurga as their king and prepare their annual vigil to ensure safe seas. Zurga welcomes Nadir, his long-time friend, whom he has not seen since their love for the same woman divided them. They promise eternal friendship and vow never again to allow a woman to come between them. Within moments, a woman arrives, veiled. She will stand through the night, alone on the shore, in ritual prayer. Zurga promises her a priceless pearl if she is chaste in her duty and death if she violates her purity. Nadir recognizes her voice. It is Léïla, the woman he and Zurga loved in the past, and his feelings for her are rekindled
Tamerlano by George Frideric Handel( Visual )

8 editions published in 2009 in Italian and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coeli voces by Domenico Cimarosa( )

3 editions published in 2009 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pêcheurs de perles : opera in three acts by Georges Bizet( Visual )

8 editions published in 2004 in French and Japanese and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A love triangle set in the exotic location of Ceylon
L'Orfeo : favola pastorale in un prologo e cinque atti by Claudio Monteverdi( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in Italian and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monteverdi's seminal first opera tells the dramatic story from Ovid's Metamorphoses of the descent of Orfeo (Georg Nigl) into the underworld to recover his beloved wife Euridice (Roberta Invernizzi), who has died from a snake bite. In a new production for La Scala, based on a painting by Titian and directed by Robert Wilson, the opera receives a powerful and inspiring performance from a fine cast, the Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala and Concerto Italiano under the much-admired Italian early music specialist, Rinaldo Alessandrini
L'Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi( Visual )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rinaldo Alessandrini, one of the most eminent baroque and pre-baroque music specialist, conducts Monteverdi's Orfeo, performed by singers who have been working with the Maestro for many years, and who now play in the middle of Robert Wilson's fairy sets ... Inspired by a Greek myth, also existing in the latin literature (Virgil's Aeneid), L'Orfeo's story starts in the woods, where Orfeo (Georg Nigl), son of Apollo and an outstanding musician, is marrying the beautiful Euridice (Roberta Invernizzi). But a messenger (Sara Mingardo) brings disastrous news: while she was picking up flowers to decorate her long hair, Euridice was bitten by a snake, and died. A naturally sad creature, Orfeo sings his dispair ("Tu se' morta, mia vita, ed io respiro?"/"You are dead, my love, and I am breathing?"). But accompanied by an allegory of hope (Sara Mingardo), "the only solace of afflicted mortals," Orfeo decides he will bring back his spouse from Tartarus, charming the guards of Hell thanks to his divine art ... Self-assured ("my only weapon Is my lyre, To which even the most hard-hearted succumb"), he manages to seduce Proserpina -- and the audience at the same time thanks to extreme and exquisite virtuosity. Even though Monteverdi chose a happy end for his opera, tragedy dominates over the second part of the work: Orfeo has entered the kingdom of the dead, and Proserpina has allowed him to take Euridice away as long as he would not look at her before they have left Hell; but Orfeo gets weak, glances at his wife, and loses her forever. Composed at the very beginning of the 17th century, Monteverdi's L'Orfeo is one of the very first operas in history, and was premiered in Mantova in 1607. Alessandro Striggio's libretto, totally inspired by its era, echoes the codes of love poetry in the Renaissance: it is an elegy of the beloved woman, who by gallantry is mostly named by her eyes. Dressed with grey clothes, with white painting over their faces and arched eyebrows, the characters evolve in the very particular atmosphere of Robert Wilson's productions. They walk and speak with gentle, elegant and almost dancing moves. Bob Wilson also hired ballet dancer Nicola Strada, covered in black feathers: like a prophet of doom, he appears in the background in the prologue and during the wedding ceremony. More than ever, Robert Wilson's scenes are made up of symbols and seem to be thought after lots of artistic references
Il Sant' Alessio : dramma musicale en trois actes (1631) by Stefano Landi( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in Italian and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conductor William Christie has put together a new production of this moving work which employs a remarkable eight countertenors
Les Pêcheurs de perles by Georges Bizet( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in French and Undetermined and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A love triangle set in the exotic location of Ceylon
Rossi's Orfeo( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in Italian and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discover Jetske Mijnssen's 2016 staging of Luigi Rossi's masterpiece Orfeo. Raphaël Pichon and Ensemble Pygmalion perform this beautiful opera at the Opéra national de Lorraine. Composed in 1647, Luigi Rossi's Orfeo is an opera in three acts with a prologue. His most famous work, the opera was commissioned by Cardinal Mazarin. Like Monteverdi's L'Orfeo and Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld, this work was inspired by the ancient myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. Stage director Jetske Mijnssen commented that, "this myth is universal, the main character Orfeo is a man, like all of us he wishes he could find again a lost love." Soprano Judith van Wanroij takes on the role Orfeo while soprano Francesca Aspromonte is Euridice. The period-instrument ensemble Pygmalion and the Chœur de l'Ensemble Pygmalion are conducted by their founder and director Raphaël Pichon. Plot: Before marrying her love Orfeo, the beautiful Euridice consults the oracle, who warns them of bad omens surrounding in their futures. Despite the oracle's words, the two lovers move forward with their plans, driven by an unbounded love. Their marriage upsets Venus, who wanted Euridice to marry her protégé Aristeo, and the goddess' anger soon bears fruit: Euridice is bitten by a snake and dies. The desperate Orfeo decides to journey to the Underworld to rescue her. The god of the Underworld agrees to give Euridice back to him, provided that he does not look at her until they reaching the world of the living. Unfortunately, Orfeo cannot control himself... he breaks his promise and turns around to see Euridice, thus losing her forever. Mad with despair, he dies himself. New production: A French premiere Co Opéra national de Lorraine, Royal Opera, Château de Versailles Spectacles, Opera National de Bordeaux, Caen Theatre and Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles
Il novello Giasone by Pier Francesco Cavalli( Recording )

1 edition published in 2014 in Italian and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Orfeo by Luigi Rossi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

BIZET : Pecheurs de perles (Les) (The Pearl Fishers)( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Pêcheurs de perles Opéra en trois actes by Tiziano Mancini( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tamerlano : opera in three acts by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

2 editions published in 2009 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ENGLISH BAROQUE SOLOISTS. GARDINER, John Eliot (conductor). RAGIN, Derek. ROBSON, Nigel. ARGENTA, Nancy. CHANCE, Michael. FINDLAY, Jane. SCHIRRER, Rene
Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria dramma in musica in three acts ; new edition by Jonathan Cable ; new staging by Teatro Real de Madrid and Teatro La Fenice di Venezia by Claudio Monteverdi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Orfeo favola pastorale in un prologo e cinque atti : live recording by Claudio Monteverdi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tamerlano : Opera in three acts by George Frideric Handel( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les pêcheurs de perles by Tiziano Mancini( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera in three acts. A love triangle set in the exotic location of Ceylon
 
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Alternative Names
Donato, Luigi de 1975-

Luigi De Donato Italiaans zanger

Luigi De Donato Italian singer and opera singer

Luigi De Donato italienischer Opernsänger (Bass)

Languages
French (30)

Italian (30)

English (3)

Latin (2)

Japanese (1)