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Title
L'elisir d'amore
Composer
Gaetano Donizetti 1797-1848
Librettist
Eugène Scribe
Performer
Ileana Cotrubas 1939- (sopraan) Plácido Domingo 1941- (tenor) Geraint Evans  (bariton) Ingvar Wixell  (bariton) Covent Garden Royal Opera House Chorus Covent Garden Royal Opera House Orchestra
Conductor
John Pritchard 1921-1989
Publisher
CBS, 1989
2 cd's + boekje
Recording date
1977
Playing time
02:04:11
EAN
5099707921027
CDR
DCX0904

About Gaetano Donizetti

Domenico Gaetano Maria Donizetti (29 November 1797 – 8 April 1848) was an Italian composer, best known for his almost 70 operas. Along with Gioachino Rossini and Vincenzo Bellini, he was a leading composer of the bel canto opera style during the first half of the nineteenth century and a probable influence on other composers such as Giuseppe Verdi. Donizetti was born in Bergamo in Lombardy. At an early age he was taken up by Simon Mayr who enrolled him with a full scholarship in a school which he had set up. There he received detailed musical training. Mayr was instrumental in obtaining a place for Donizetti at the Bologna Academy, where, at the age of 19, he wrote his first one-act opera, the comedy Il Pigmalione, which may never have been performed during his lifetime.

An offer in 1822 from Domenico Barbaja, the impresario of the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, which followed the composer's ninth opera, led to his move to N…Read more on Wikipedia

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