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Donizetti's Gianni di Parigi

Wexford Festival, Wexford, Ireland, October 23 - November 5, 2011.

Photographs by Clive Barda, courtesy of the Wexford Festival


Photographs from the 2011 Wexford Festival production of Donizetti's Gianni di Parigi, one of three operas, with Thomas' La Cour de Célimène  and Statkowski's Maria,  all of which scored high marks with the critics.  

Rupert Christiansen in the Daily Telegraph (October 31, 2011) reported, "Framed by a merry, unpretentious production directed by Federico Grazzini, a cast of young, clean, steady voices served it up deftly, led by a nimble Czech coloratura soprano, Zuzana Markova, as the resourceful heroine."  George Hall, The Guardian (October 26, 2011) was also very positive and, while acknowledging that it is a most lightweight of operas, "yet the dapper staging and top-quality singers make the trip worthwhile".  Thomas Molke, Online Musik Magazin , summarised his enthusiastic review, "Giacomo Sagripanti zaubert mit dem Wexford Festival Opera einen sehr spritzigen Donizetti-Klang aus dem Orchestergraben, der nachvollziehbar macht, warum dieser Komponist sich hier in Wexford so großer Beliebtheit erfreut. So gibt es am Ende einhelligen und großen Applaus für alle Beteiligten."  James Dohre, Opera Today had reservations about the conducting but was otherwise complimentary as was Michael Dervan The Irish Times (October 27, 2011)  "It’s the kind of thing one imagines that Donizetti could have written in his sleep, and the Wexford production is kept lively in the pit by Giacomo Sagripanti (though the sparkle is limited) as well as on stage."


The Team


Princess of Navarre: Zuzana Markova

Gran Siniscalco: Alessandro Luongo

Gianni di Parigi: Edgardo Rocha

Pedrigo: Alessandro Spina

Lorezza: Fiona Murphy

Oliviero: Lucia Cirillo


Conductor: Giacomo Sagripanti

Director: Federico Grazzini

Set Design: Tiziano Santi

Costume Design: Valeria Donata Bettella

Lighting Design: Declan Randall



Orchestra and Chorus of  Wexford Festival

Chorus Master: Gavin Carr



Zuzanna Markova

Fiona Murphy



The company


Edgardo Rocha

Lucia Cirillo




Page initially published in  2011