The "Three Queens" in relation to the operas of Donizetti refers to three operas: Anna Bolena (ill-fated wife of King Henry VIII of England), Maria Stuarda and Roberto Devereux (Queen Elizabeth I). There is a fourth queen, incidentally, but the opera is seen as "second-drawer" Donizetti (which sounds like an
An international release through Warner Classics, this Donizetti Il Paria on the Opera Rara label was recorded in the studio - BBC Maida Vale, June 1-6, 2019 - prior to a performance at London's Barbican Centre. Il paria (The Pariah) was Donizetti's 20th full-length opera; it is, astonoishingly, Opera Rara's
Angels cried over musicological triumphs in Dussek on Friday [https://www.classicalexplorer.com/dussek-from-the-academy-of-ancient-music/]; two angels shine courtesy of Donizetti today. Who would have ever thought we would ever be lucky enough to be able to compare versions of Donizetti's 1839 semi-seria opera L'Ange de Nisida? Yet here we are.