Photo © Gianfranco Rota
Gaetano Donizetti, L’ange de Nisida
Bergamo, Teatro Donizetti, 16 November 2019
In a reborn theatre a never born opera.
Before reopening in 2020 after extensive refurbishment, Bergamo’s Teatro Donizetti unlocks its construction site for a never seen opera by its illustrious fellow citizen, L’ange de Nisida first heard in concert in London last year.
In 1839, following the favourable outcome of his Lucie de Lammermoor in Paris, the Théâtre de la Renaissance commissioned a new opera from Donizetti for its coming season. Although completely finished, the work never made it to the stage due to the theatre’s bankruptcy in May 1840, while rehearsals were under way…