Annalisa Stroppa, Javier Camarena & Alex Esposito Lead Donizetti Opera Festival’s 2022 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The Donizetti Opera Festival has announced its 2022 edition.

The festival will present a new critical edition of “La favorite,” by Rebecca Harris Warrick from Ricordi. Music Director Riccardo Frizza will direct the operatic masterpiece. The production – newly co-produced with the Opéra National de Bordeaux – is directed by Valentina Carrasco with her team composed of Carles Berga and Peter van Praet for set designs. The production will star Annalisa Stroppa as Léonor, tenor Javier Camarena as Fernand, baritone Florian Sempey as Alphonse XI, and  Evgeny Stavinsky as Barthazar.

Performance Dates: Nov. 18-Dec. 3, 2022

The second title for the season will be “L’aio nell’imbarazzo” in a critical edition by Maria Chiara Bertieri and directed by Francesco Micheli. The opera will star bass-baritone Alex Esposito from Bergamo as well as young singers selected from all over the world and Alessandro Corbelli.

Performance Dates: Nov. 20-Dec. 2, 2022

The third production, which is part of the “Donizetti 200” series, will be “Chiara e Serafina, ossia il pirata,” in a critical edition by Alberto Sonzogni in collaboration with the Accademia Teatro alla Scala. The production will star students from the Accademia del Teatro alla Scala  and Pietro Spagnoli.

Performance Dates: Nov 19-Dec. 4, 2022