DONIZETTI, G.: Roberto Devereux (Bavarian State Opera, 2005)

DONIZETTI, G.: Roberto Devereux (Bavarian State Opera, 2005)


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Roberto Devereux
Libretto/Text Author: Cammarano, Salvatore

Duke of Nottingham: Schagidullin, Albert
Elisabetta: Gruberova, Edita
Roberto Devereux: Aronica, Roberto
Sir Gualtiero Raleigh: Humes, Steven

Set/Stage Designer: Murauer, Herbert
Costume Designer: Murauer, Herbert
Lighting Designer: Traub, Reinhard
Stage Director: Loy, Christof
Television Director: Large, Brian

Date of Production: 2005
Venue: National Theater, Munich
Playing Time: 02:14:51
Catalogue Number: A05015691


London, 1601: love, desire and a death sentence at the English royal court – an ideal combination for an Italian grand opera, and Gaetano Donizetti's Roberto Devereux could hardly be grander or more fit for a queen, making it the ideal showcase for Edita Gruberova, and the prima donna assoluta of bel canto triumphs in this rarely performed work. In Christof Loy's production at Munich's National Theater, Gruberova sings the role of Queen Elizabeth I. Friedrich Haider conducts the chorus and orchestra of the Bavarian State Opera, and the recording is directed by Emmy award winner Brian Large. "Wavering between wounded pride, desperate love, moments of mildness and blind revenge she fashions a mad scene that takes the viewers' breath away. The furious coloraturas, the swelling tones, the outbursts, the nearly inaudible groans – everything fuses into an image of psychological desolation."

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