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DONIZETTI: Don Pasquale (Teatro Comunale di Bologna, 2002) (PAL)




DONIZETTI: Don Pasquale (Teatro Comunale di Bologna, 2002) (PAL)

Don Pasquale


Orchestra & Chorus of the Teatro Lirico, Cagliari, Gérard Korsten


Recorded at:              Teatro Lirico

Directed by:                Patrizia Carmine

Picture Format:           16:9

Sound Format:            LPCM stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1

Running Time:             121 mins

Region Code:              PAL All

Booklet Languages:    GB, F, D

Recording 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.


Donizetti’s 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.


When 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.



Norina                          Eva Mei

Don Pasquale            Alessandro Corbelli

Ernesto                        Antonino Siragusa

Dottor Malatesta         Roberto de Candia

Un Notaro                    Giorgio Gatti

Donizetti, Gaetano

Donizetti, Gaetano; Ruffini, Giovanni

Korsten, Gérard

Cagliari Theatre Orchestra

Cagliari Theatre Chorus

Candia, Roberto de; Corbelli, Alessandro; Gatti, Giorgio; Mei, Eva; Siragusa, Antonino


Genre: Opera

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: DV-OPDP

Barcode: 5450270008117

Distribution Note(s):

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Listening samples not available for this release.

Release Date: 11/2003

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