Festival Donizetti To Present New ‘Lucrezia Borgia’ In 2019

By Francisco Salazar

The Festival Donizetti is set to present a new critical edition of “Lucrezia Borgia” in 2019.

The news was revealed by Music Director Riccardo Frizza. According to the conductor, the new version will include new arias and will also showcase Donizetti’s first intentions with the piece.

In the interview, the conductor also noted that his intentions with the festival were to showcase and rediscover Donizetti and his works in the same way that The Rossini Opera Festival has done over the years.

The Festival Donizetti is currently presenting “Il Castello di Kenilworth” with Jessica Pratt and Carmela Remigio as well as “Enrico di Bordogna” with Levy Sekapagne. Mariella Devia will also present a gala concert featuring scenes from “Anna Bolena,” “Maria Stuarda,” and “Roberto Devereux.” The festival runs through Dec. 2, 2018.

Frizza is a major champion of the works of Donizetti and has often noted an interest in championing many of the composer’s operas that have been vastly overlooked throughout history.