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Maria Padilla at the 2003 Buxton Festival 
A review of Donizetti's Maria Padilla at the Buxton Festival, 2003, by Alex Liddell, Newsletter 90, November 2003 together with pictures provided by the Festival.

Nini's La Marescialla d'Ancre at the Teatro Pergolesi, Jesi, Italy, September, 2003
Pictures and comment on the recent production of Nini's La Marescialla d'Ancre, the first for nearly 150 years. The background to the opera and some comments on the performance by Alexander Weatherson are included in Newsletter 88 and Newsletter 90.

Don Pasquale, Arizona Opera's 2004 production
Pictures and comment on Arizona Opera's production of Donizetti's Don Pasquale

Bravo Gelsenkirchen by Sam Eadie, Newsletter 93, October 2004
Report and pictures from MusikTheater im Revier, Gelsenkirchen's 2004 production of Donizetti's Rosmonda d'Inghilterra.

Rossini Il turco in Italia, Buxton Festival, 2004
Pictures and comments on the 2004 Buxton Festival production.

Donizetti's Caterina Cornaro in Nicosia, Cyprus, 2004
Photographs from a performance of Donizetti's Caterina Cornaro given in September, 2004 at Nicosia, Cyprus 

Roberto Devereux at Gent, Belgium, 2004
Pictures from an outstanding performance of Donizetti's Roberto Devereux on October 24, 2004 at the Concertzaal Bijloke, Gent, Belgium

 

2005

A Good Norma does not lie  by Fulvio Stefano Lo Presti, February 2005
Comments on a performance of Bellini's Norma at the Teatro delle Muse, Ancona, December 4, 2004. Together with photographs courtesy of the Teatro delle Muse, Ancona. 

Opera School Wales 2005 production of Donizetti's Anna Bolena
Photographs and review by Douglas Bennett from Newsletter 95 of Opera School Wales's production of Anna Bolena as well as of the Adelina Patti Theatre, where some of the performances were held.  Opera School Wales offers an annual residential school for aspiring singers in the unique and evocative surroundings of Adelina Patti's old home at Craig-y-nos and the opportunity to see the opera in the theatre she built there.

English Touring Opera's 2005 production of Donizetti's Maria Stuarda
Comment and pictures on English Touring Opera's production of Donizetti's Maria Stuarda (renamed by them Mary, Queen of Scots) and which received generally good reviews and praise from members.

Minnesota Opera's 2005 production of  Donizetti's Maria Padilla
Comment and pictures from Minnesota Opera's 2005 production of Maria Padilla

Donizetti's Belisario in North Carolina, 2005
Comment and pictures of a performance of Donizetti's Belisario from the North Carolina School of the Arts and the A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute using a new critical edition of the score by Ottavio Sbragia

Halévy's Žyde (La Juive) in Vilnius, 2005
Comment and photographs of  a performance of Halévy's best known opera from the Lithuanian National Opera, Vilnius.

Grange Park Opera's 2005 production of Donizetti's Maria Stuarda
Comment and photographs from Grange Park Opera's production of Donizetti's Maria Stuarda

Donizetti's Maria de Rudenz at the Gentofte Rådhus, Denmark, June 10, 2005
Photographs from a concert performance organised by Det Danske Belcanto Selskab (the Danish Bel Canto Society)

Meyerbeer's Les Huguenots,  Opéra Royal de Wallonie, Liège, June 17-25, 2005
Photographs and review from the  Opéra Royal de Wallonie production of  Meyerbeer's Les Huguenots

Donizetti's Maria di Rohan at the 2005 Wexford Festival
Photographs and review from the 2005 Wexford Festival production

 

2006

Donizetti's Roberto Devereux at the Teatro delle Muse, Ancona, 2006
Photographs of from a concert performance at the Teatro Delle Muse, Ancona.

Mercadante's Orazi e Curiazi performed by Minnesota Opera, 2006
Photographs and some comments from a performance at Minneapolis by Minnesota Opera

Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor performed by Canterbury Opera
Photographs from their July 2006 production in Canterbury, New Zealand

Rossini's La donna del lago performed by Minnesota Opera, 2006
Photographs and some comments from a performance at Minneapolis by Minnesota Opera

Donizetti's Il furioso all'isola di S.Domingo at Musiktheater im Revier, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Photographs, cast and comments on their Autumn 2006 production

Donizetti's Daughter of the Regiment (La Fille du régiment) performed by Swansea City Opera
Swansea City Opera are currently touring this production. Photographs, cast and part of a review.

Donizetti's Don Pasquale performed by Internationale Opera Producties
The company toured various cities in Poland, Belgium and the Netherlands in Autumn, 2006.  

Donizetti's Don Gregorio performed at the 2006 Wexford Festival
Wexford ran a limited festival this year due to the closure of the main theatre for major refurbishment. It included Donizetti's Don Gregorio, better known as L'Ajo nell'imbarazzo.

Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor at the Liceu, Barcelona, November/December 2006.
This production was triple cast.  Comments and photographs (Antoni Bofill) from the Gruberova/Bros/Michaels-Moore casting. 

 

2007

Photographs of US productions of Donizetti's Maria Stuarda and The Elixir of Love (L'elisir d'amore)

Photographs from the 2007 Dallas Opera production of Donizetti's Maria Stuarda can be found at http://www.playbillarts.com/news/article/5824.html . Also there you can find photos from the 2006 New York City Opera production of  The Elixir of Love (L'elisir d'amore) at http://www.playbillarts.com/news/article/5379.htmlPlaybill Arts also includes many news items and articles on opera. 

Donizetti's La Fille du régiment at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, January/February 2007
The new production of Donizetti's La Fille du régiment at the Royal Opera House, directed by Laurent Pelly, created an almost unheard of unanimity of praise from the critics. Press comments and photographs by Bill Cooper. 

Donizetti's Don Pasquale at the Teatro Carlo Felice, Genoa, January 2007

Bellini's Il pirata at the Teatro delle Muse, Ancona, January 2007

Mercadante and Pacini Concert, New York, February 11, 2007

Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow, May/June 2007.

The Buxton Festival attracted very favourable reviews for its 2007 productions of Donizetti's Roberto Devereux and Offenbach's Bluebeard.  

Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor by the NBR New Zealand Opera, 2007.

Glyndebourne Touring Opera Autumn 2007 tour of Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore.

The Metropolitan production of Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor , which opened their 2007-8 season and was an outstanding success for Natalie Dessay.

Photographs from Bilbao of their 2007 production of Donizetti's Anna Bolena .

 

2008

 Donizetti's Emilia di Liverpool was performed as a curtain raiser for Liverpool's year as European Capital of Culture. Some photographs and comments from the performances, which were also given in Bremen and Gdansk later in January. Further performances are planned in Naples later in the year. 

Photographs and reviews from English National Opera's production of Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor.

Photographs from Bilbao's production of Poliuto

Photographs and comment from San Diego's production of Donizetti's Maria Stuarda.

Photographs and reviews of  the 2008 Buxton Festival production of Lortzing's The Poacher.

Photographs and comment from Glimmerglass Opera Festival's productions of  Wagner's Das Liebesverbot and Bellini's I Capuleti et I Montecchi.

Commentary by Basil Walsh on the concert performance of Balfe's Falstaff in Dublin, September 25, 2008.

Photographs from the 2008 Donizetti Festival production of Donizetti's La Favorite at Bergamo and article by Stella Rollet   Une Favorite expatriée  .

 

2009

Photographs from the performance of  Donizetti's Parisina D'Este at the Opera Nationala Bucaresti, Romania.

Photographs and comment on Donizetti's Lucrezia Borgia performed at the Buxton Festival, 2009.

Photographs and brief comments on Rossini's La scala di seta from the 2009 Rossini Festival, Pesaro.

Photographs from Donizetti's Linda di Chamounix, Bergamo Musica Festival Gaetano Donizetti, 2009.

Scottish Opera's production of Rossini's The Italian Girl in Algiers, Glasgow and then touring, Autumn 2009.

Buenos Aires Lírica's production  of Bellini's I Puritani, November 2009.

The Opera Nationala Bucaresti gave the Romanian premiere of Donizetti's Gemma di Vergy.

Donizetti's Maria Padilla from the 2009 Wexford Festival

Donizetti's Don Pasquale from Den Norske Opera, Oslo.








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