Il borgomastro di Saardam

photo @ Gianfranco Rota

Gaetano Donizetti, Il borgomastro di Saardam

★★★★☆

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Bergamo, Teatro Sociale, 26 novembre 2017

Un’opera buffa di Donizetti rivive a Bergamo

While Pesaro has its Rossini Opera Festival, Bergamo’s festival is devoted to its illustrious son Gaetano Donizetti – a long birthday party for the other important creator of bel canto operas. It is an opportunity to stage unacknowledged works by the composer, such as Il borgomastro di Saardam (The Mayor of Saardam). The libretto, by Domenico Gilardoni, is based on Le Bourgmestre de Sardam, ou Les deux Pierre, a comédie-héroïque by Mélésville, Merle and Boirie (1818), the same plot that inspired Albert Lortzing’s Zar und Zimmermann in 1837…

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