Small picture of Donizetti

 

 

Donizetti's Belisario

Buenos Aires Lirica, Teatro Avenida, Buenos Aires,  July 2010.

Photographs by Liliana Morsia, courtesy of Buenos Aires Lirica

 

Buenos Aires Lirica recently performed the rarely staged Belisario, photographs of which can be found below. A review of the opera in Spanish can be found here and in English here.

Not least of the problems in staging it was the lack of a score, which was remedied by their chorusmaster, Juan Casasbellas, reconstructing it from a reproduction of the manuscript score, see here for details. Two excerpts from the overture can be found at Excerpt 1 and Excerpt 2.  

The Team

 

Egiustiniano - Christian Peregrino

Belisario - Omar Carrión

Antonina - María Luz Martínez / Florencia Fabris

Irene - Vanina Guilledo

Alamiro - Sergio Spina/Santiago Burgi

Eudora - Gabriela Ceaglio

Eutropia - Gustavo De Gennaro

Eusebio - Walter Schwarz

Ottario - Julián Zámbó

Un centurión - Lucas Somoza

 

Orchestra and Chorus of  Buenos Aires Lirica

 

Conductor - Javier Logioia Orbe

Director  and designer - Marcelo Perusso

Lighting - Rubén Conde

Chorusmaster - Juan Casabellas

    

 Irene and her friends with Irene's friend Eudora at the top right

 

Belisario and Alamiro

 

 Irene, Eutropio, Giustiniano, Antonina and members of the chorus surrounding the fallen Belisario

 

 Irene, Eutropio, Belisario Giustiniano with chorus members

 

 

 Irene with Belisario, Alamiro and members of the chorus

 

 

 

Page initially published in  2010