Orchestra & Chorus of
the Teatro Lirico, Cagliari, Gérard Korsten
LPCM stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Code: PAL All
Languages: GB, F, D
Date: February 2002
This lavish 2002 production of Gaetano
Donizetti's cynically humorous take on love, marriage and romance features the
Chorus and Orchestra of Teatro Lirico, conducted by Gerard Korsten, and the
voices of Eva Mei, Alessandro Corbelli and Roberto de Candia. It is released
simultaneously this month on TDK DVD and Audio CD.
music provides a comic opera sui generis. Coloratura arias, cavatinas
and romances, duets and ensembles reveal a musical with which puts the opera on
a level with Rossini’s Barber of Seville and Verdi’s Falstaff.
Don Pasquale had its premiere in 1843, Donizetti was already marked by
the illness from which he suffered. In 1846 he was admitted into an institution
in Ivry near Paris with signs of
progressive paralysis. He died in his native Bergamo in 1848.
Malatesta Roberto de Candia