Donizetti - Roberto Devereux (DVD) | Bel Air BAC130

Donizetti - Roberto Devereux (DVD)

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Label: Bel Air

Cat No: BAC130

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 14th October 2016

Contents

Artists

Mariella Devia
Marco Caria
Silvia Tro Santafe
Gregory Kunde
Juan Antonio Sanabria
Andrea Mastroni
Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Real de Madrid

Conductor

Bruno Campanella

Works

Donizetti, Gaetano

Roberto Devereux

Artists

Mariella Devia
Marco Caria
Silvia Tro Santafe
Gregory Kunde
Juan Antonio Sanabria
Andrea Mastroni
Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Real de Madrid

Conductor

Bruno Campanella

About

In the last and most dramatic aria in Roberto Devereux, one of the four Tudor period operas composed by Donizetti in 1837 (along with Anna Bolena, Maria Stuarda and Il Castello di Kenilworth), the protagonist, Queen Elizabeth I of England, exclaims: ‘I do not reign, I do not live’. This statement encapsulates great operatic themes, and it is the culmination of an opera that reveals the passions of characters who live among palace intrigues. Written in the mature period of the leader of Italian romanticism, the opera displays a great vocal virtuosity, and is an example of Donizetti prizing the voice above all in the genre. The staging, by South African director Alessandro Talevi, who has been very successful in great opera houses as well as with more experimental theatre, places the play in an undetermined period, focusing on the chiaroscuro.

Bruno Campanella conducts the production, with Mariella Devia (Award Winner Singer of the Year at the Opera Awards 2016), Silvia Tro Santafé and Gregory Kunde in the main roles.

Cast:
- Elizabeth, Queen of England: Mariella Devia
- Duke of Nottingham: Marco Caria
- Sara, Duchess of Nottingham: Silvia Tro Santafé
- Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex: Gregory Kunde
- Lord William Cecil: Juan Antonio Sanabria
- Sir Walter Raleigh: Andrea Mastroni

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