Donizetti Opera Festival, Lisette Oropesa & Andrew Staples Among Premio Abbiati Winners

The prestigious Premio Abbiati has announced its 2023 winners.  The awards, which are decided by critics, saw  “La favorite” from the Donizetti Opera Festival win Best Production. Riccardo Frizza conducted and Valentina Carrasco directed. The Special award went to “Le Sonate per pianoforte di Salvatore Sciarrino alla Fabbrica del Vapore,” while the Premio “Roberto Masotti” went to Festival Aperto di {…}

Donizetti Opera Festival Announces 2023 Season

The Donizetti Opera Festival has announced the titles for the 2023 season. The festival noted that it will present its annual “LUOpeRave” which will use Donizetti’s music in electronic form. The festival will present “Il diluvio universal” with Music Director Riccardo Frizza conducting the rarely performed work. The cast will include Nahuel Di Pierro, Nicolò Donini, Davide Zaccherini, Eduardo Martínez, Sabrina Gárdez, {…}

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

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 {…}

Donizetti Opera Festival 2021 Review: C’erano una volta due bergamaschi…

The Donizetti Opera Festival opened with its newly created show, “C’erano una volta due bergamaschi…” The show was headlined by international opera star Alex Exposito and showcased parallels between his career and Donizetti’s. Overall it was a presentation full of stagecraft. When you look at Esposito and Donizetti’s careers, both were born in Bergamo, had bass voices, started their careers {…}