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Online opera guide and synopsis to Donizetti’s LA FILLE DU REGIMENT

“La fille de régiment” is a firework of voices and calls for two great interpreters of the leading roles. The female lead role of Marie requires a great voice with that of an extraordinary theatrical personality, and the male lead requires the tenoral tour de force of the 9 high C’s of “Pour mon ame”.


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The online guide to Gaetano Donizetti’s aria POUR MON AME

Read Interesting facts and hear great YouTube Videos about the famous Aria “POUR MON AME“.

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The online opera guide to DON PASQUALE

Don Pasquale belongs to the 3 great Buffo operas of the Belcanto period. Despite severe health problems Donizetti created a work with so many great musical ideas in this late work.

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The history of opera from Mozart to Puccini. Experience the history of opera with interesting facts and great music examples.

In this episode we deal with Gaetano Donizetti and how the tenor replaced the castrato.

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The online opera guide and synopsis to Elisir d’amore

Donizetti wrote the opera in incredible 13 days. Together with his Don Pasquale and Rossini’s Barbiere di Siviglia, Elisir d’amore forms the luminous triumvirate of the best Italian buffo operas of the 19th century (Csampai/Holland).

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The online opera guide and synopsis on LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR

Interesting facts and great YouTube Videos about Gaetano Donizetti’s LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR. Highlights are «Veranno a te sull’aure» with Joan Sutherland and Luciano Pavarotti, , «Regnava nel silenzio» with Anna Netrebko, the «Mad scene» with Joan Sutherland, “Tu che a Dio spiegasti le ali” with Luciano Pavarotti, « Fra poco a me ricovero» with Placido Domingo and the sextett «Chi mi frena a tal momento» with Maria Callas.
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Glossary: BELCANTO

This post  shows the technical term BELCANTO explained in a few sentences with links to practical examples. Read more