Thursday, 2 February 2012

Young Donizetti in Vadstena summer 2012

Summer 2012 Classicalify advice all bel canto-freaks to go to Vadstena, small summer city at lake Vättern in Sweden. Famous for it's Vadstena Academy where young singers develop.
This summer you can see Donizetti's Enrico di Borgogna, not played for 193 years!

First performance of "Enrico di Borgogna" took place in Venice 1818. Second performance will take place in Vadstena 2012.

From Vadstena Academy site we copy this:

We will revive an opera that has been "sleeping" for 193 years, Donizetti's first opera "Enrico di Borgogna". The first performance will be on July 20, 2012 at Vadstena Castle. Enrico di Borgogna as a production is also a study period for the young singers who are participating in the opera academy this year. In the principal roles of Enrico and Guido we will see Kinga Dobay and Thomas Volle.

Enrico di Borgogna will play in The wedding hall at Vadstena Castle July 20- August 7.

Enrico - Kinga Dobay (mezzo soprano).
Pietro - Markus Pettersson (tenor).
Elisa - Rebecca Rasmussen (soprano).
Guido - Thomas Volle (tenor).
Gilberto - Christian Oldenburg (baritone).
Brunone - Ludvig Lindström (bass-baritone).
Nicola - Peter Nyqvist (tenor).
Geltrude - Christina Nilsson (soprano).

Composer: Gaetano Donizetti (1818)
Libretto: Bartolomeo Merelli.
Director: Clara Svärd
Conductor: Olof Boman.
Stage design: Clive Leaver.
Costumes: Anna Kjellsdotter.
Lighting designer: Jimmy Ström
Mask design: Katrin Wahlberg
Orchestra: Twenty-eight musicians.

For tickets and more info, check their site:

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