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Donizetti's  L'elisir d'amore



Donizetti's  Don Pasquale
Buenos Aires Lírica



Wagner's  Das Liebesverbot



Verdi's Giovanna d'Arco and
Donizetti's Lucia  - Buxton Festival





Latest News

Newsletter 126 is now available.

A video of Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore from Brussels is available at'Elisir%20d'amore/

The Loeb Music Library have started to digitise their 19th century score collection, see here.

Bellini was the BBC's composer of the week from September 21 to 25.  Two Rossini operas on the BBC: La gazza ladra on Oct. 3  and La gazzetta on Oct. 8 at 14.00 (UK). All programmes are available for a further 30 days after broadcast.

Opera Rara are beginning their autumn series of talks see here for details.

The Berliner Operngruppe are performing Donizetti's Betly on November 17, the first time the critical score of the opera has been given in Germany.

A celebration of the Loder family from Bath is planned for October 15 -18 including a study day and concerts featuring excerpts from Edward Loder's Raymond and Agnes and Kate Loder's Piano Trio.  See here for flyer and here for more background information

Opera Magazine (June 2015) carried a very positive editorial on Donizetti and have kindly given us permission to reproduce it. See here.

Opera Rara have released their recording of Les Martyrs. See here for Alan Jackson's review of the concert performance that followed the recording. They are appealing for funds to record Le Duc d'Albe, see here.

Opera Nostalgia concentrates on past singers and performances.  It has a host of useful links including where you can find an English translation of Pacini's Le mie memorie artistiche

Recent opera books include Kenneth Stern's Giuditta PastaPhilip Eisenbeiss's Bel Canto Bully, Dan Marek's Giovanni Battista Rubini and the Bel Canto Tenors: History and Technique, Barbara Kendall-Davies's Volume 2 of Pauline Viardot and Andrew Everett's Josephine's Composer.



Opinions included on the site do not necessarily represent those of the Donizetti Society