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ETO’s Pia de’ Tolomei – Exeter Norcott

Composer: Gaetano Donizetti Librettist: Salvadore Cammarano Conductor: John Andrews Director: James Conway Reviewer: Bryony Luther   Based on the second part of Dante’s classic poem, The Divine Comedyentitled Purgatoria, ETO continues their spring tour with the first British production of Donizetti’s, Pia de’ Tolomei. Ghino is in love with Pia, the wife of his brother. Pia and Nello were married ...

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L’elisir d’amore – Grand Theatre, Leeds

Freddie Butterfield as Dulcamara’s Boy, Richard Burkhard as Dulcamara and the Chorus of Opera North

Music: Gaetano Donizetti Director: Daniel Slater Choreographer: Tim Claydon Conductor: Tobias Ringborg Reviewer: Rich Jevons Donizetti’s romantic comedy L’elisir d’amore premiered in Milan in 1832 and was first performed by Opera North at the Leeds Grand in 1983, also where the first showing of this production took place in 2000. Daniel Slater, who previously worked with Opera North on The ...

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Glyndebourne: Don Pasquale – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Glynebourne's Don Pasquale - Jose Fardilha and Company

Composer: Gaetano Donizetti Director: Mariame Clément Conductor: Gareth Hancock Reviewer: Karen Bussell The Glyndebourne Tour 2015 opens with a revival of Mariame Clément’s opulent but harsh Donizetti’s Don Pasquale. Clément’s take verges on the slapstick but the opera buffa has an underlying viciousness to the meting out of rough justice to the elderly buffoon Don Pasquale. Making his Glyndebourne debut, ...

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NEWS: Don Pasquale Brings Warmth of Rome to the Scottish Winter

Audiences in Glasgow and Edinburgh will be treated to a Roman holiday in January and February as Scottish Opera presents Donizetti’s masterpiece Don Pasquale for the first time since 1977. Rome on the cusp of the Swinging Sixties provides the vibrant backdrop to this generational clash in a brand new production for Scottish Opera. Director Renaud Doucet and designer André ...

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Glyndebourne’s L’Elisir D’Amore – Milton Keynes Theatre

Composer: Donizetti Director: Annabel Arden Design: Lez Brotherston Conductor: Pancho Gonzáles Reviewer: Maggie Constable [rating:4.5] Glyndebourne’s 45th annual tour visits Milton Keynes Theatre this week. The Tour showcases some of the most exciting new operatic talent in the UK. Annabel Arden’s fabulously romantic 2007 production of Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore features rising American tenor Christopher Tiesi in his debut rôle as ...

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L’elisir d’amore – Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Music: Gaetano Donizetti Conductor: Pablo Gonzalez Director: Annabel Arden Revival Director: Paul Higgins Reviewer: Victoria Bawtree [rating:4]   Now in its 45th year, the Glyndebourne Tour is currently taking three full-scale productions around the country, and this week world-class opera is resident at Canterbury’s Marlowe Theatre. Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore (The Elixir of Love) is a fun, 19th century comic opera, ...

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L’Elisir D’Amore – OperaUpClose at King’s Head, London

Composer: Donizetti Director: Valentina Ceschi Reviewer: Emily Pearce [rating:3.5] OperaUpClose is a relatively new venture that has garnered quite a reputation in London and the UK for producing modern and intimate adaptations of famous operas, always in informal, lively settings. L’Elisir D’Amore is the first production of their 2013 season, adapting Donizetti’s light yet sumptuous score into English, as well ...

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