The opera the festival will be producing under the #donizetti200 label is Enrico di Borgogna (23, 25 November – 1 December), the young composer’s “debut in society”, which premiered in Venice in 1818 at the opening of what is known today as the Teatro Goldoni.
The Festival’s program is already raising interest around its second opera, Il Castello di Kenilworth (24, 30 November – 2 December), the first of the three operas that Donizetti dedicated to Elizabeth I of England (for this reason it is often referred to as “Elisabetta al Castello di Kenilworth”). For the occasion, Riccardo Frizza will be making his debut on the podium of the Festival of which he is Musical Director.
The operas will be seeing the frontline involvement of the scientific section of the Foundation led by Paolo Fabbri, constantly committed to an in-depth musicological codification of the composer’s musical identity.
The Donizetti Night will be taking place on Saturday 16 June 2018, on the lower city, along the Sentierone, Bergamo’s historical avenue.