Small picture of Donizetti




Donizetti Roberto Devereux

Gent, Belgium, October 24, 2004


Pictures, courtesy of  Florin Ionescu,  from the performance at the de Stedelijke Concertzaal Bijloke, Gent of a concert performance of Donizetti's Roberto Devereux on October 24, 2004.  The Festival Orkest en Belcantokoor L. Soudan was under the conductor Geert Soenen. The performance was an outstanding success with a definitive portrait of Elisabetta from Cristina Mantese.


Connzertzaal Bijloke

The interior of the Concertzaal


Cristina Mantese

Cristina Mantese as Elisabetta



Cristina Mantese as Elisabetta from her Turin performance, 1997

Cristina Mantese as Elisabetta in a 1997 performance at the Teatro Regio, Torino

(courtesy of the Teatro Reggio Torino)




The singers taking a bow

    Geert Soenen (conductor), Javier Franco (Nottingham), Ambra Vespasiani (Sarah), Javier Palacios (Roberto), Cristina Mantese (Elisabetta), Patrick Delour (Raleigh), Mario Sandrie (Cecil)




Page initially published in  2004