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Carnal Passion and Religion

GIUSEPPE PENNISI is more impressed by
the musical than the visual aspects of
Donizetti's 'La favorite' in Florence


La favorite is one of Gaetano Donizetti's best-known French operas. It had a long gestation. Its score is based on other never completed or never staged operas by the prolific Italian composer. Nonetheless, the score is quite cohesive and the opera was a major success at its 1840 Paris premiere...

Copyright © 28 February 2018 Giuseppe Pennisi,
Rome, Italy





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