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Saturday, August 2, 2014 Permalink

At The Opera, Donizetti: The Elixer of Love August 2, 2014

  

L'elisir d'amore (The Elixir of Love) is a comic opera in two acts by the Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti. Felice Romani wrote the Italian libretto, after Eugène Scribe's libretto for Daniel Auber's Le philtre (1831). Written in haste in a six-week period, L'elisir d'amore was the most often performed opera in Italy between 1838 and 1848 and it has remained continually in the international opera repertory. Today it is one of the most frequently performed of all Donizetti's operas. This live 1966 recording from the MET stars Carlo Bergonzi and Roberta Peters. Thomas Schippers conducts.

 

Click on the YOUTUBE link below to watch Bergonzi singing the trio from Verdi's I Lombardi live at the MET at the age of 75 when he stepped in at the last minute for an ailing Luciano Pavarotti.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-K6sN9SVs0

Playlist

8:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:07 p.m.
Gaetano Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore BUY MET; Thomas Schippers, conductor
10:00 p.m.
10:11 p.m.
Giuseppe Verdi: Se Quel Guerrier Io Fossi... Celeste Aida BUY Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia ; Giandrea Gavazzeni, conductor Carlo Bergonzi
10:16 p.m.
Puccini: La Boheme: Che Gelida Manina - Carlo Bergonzi BUY New Philharmonia; Tullio Serafin, conductor
10:21 p.m.
Verdi: I Lombardi Trio BUY MET; James Levine, conductor June Anderson Carlo Bergonzi
10:30 p.m.
Ernesto di Curtis: Non ti scordar di me BUY from Carlo Bergonzi - Italian Songs ~ Bellini · Verdi · Danza · Tosti · Donizetti · Rossini · Mascagni · Puccini; composed by Ernesto di Curtis
10:36 p.m.
Verdi: Luisa Miller, opera: Oh! Fede negar potessi...Quando le sere al placido BUY Carlo Bergonzi
10:41 p.m.
Puccini: Donna Non Vidi Mai BUY ; Giandrea Gavazzeni, conductor
10:44 p.m.
Verdi: Simon Boccanegra: O Inferno!/Sento Avvampar Nell'anima BUY from Bravo Bergonzi! Carlo Bergonzi Sings Verdi; composed by Verdi
10:48 p.m.
Verdi: Otello: Dio! Mi Potevi Scagliar BUY New Philharmonia ; Nello Santi, conductor
10:52 p.m.
Verdi: Otello: Niun Mi Tema BUY New Philharmonia; Nello Santi, conductor
10:58 p.m.
Ernesto di Curtis: Non ti scordar di me BUY from Carlo Bergonzi - Italian Songs ~ Bellini · Verdi · Danza · Tosti · Donizetti · Rossini · Mascagni · Puccini; composed by Ernesto di Curtis


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