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Ensemble

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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GAETANO DONIZETTI

ITALY

FABIO LUISI

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