GAETANO DONIZETTI (1797-1848): L’Ange de Nisida.
Catalogue Number: 11W033
Description: This was a commission by the director of the Théâtre de la Renaissance in Paris and completed in 1840. Unfortunately the theatre went bankrupt and the opera never reached the stage. Donizetti was aware that other venues would have rejected his work as it stood, for both repertoire and censorship reasons so he revised the score and incorporated a significant portion of it within his new one, La favorite. Much work reconstructing it from 470 random pages in the French National Library has allowed this premiere performance and recording from November 2019. 2 DVDs. Florian Sempey (baritone), Roberto Lorenzi (bass-baritone), Konu Kim (tenor), Lidia Fridman (soprano), Orchestra e Coro Donizetti Opera; Jean-Luc Tingaud. 16:9 widescreen. Dolby Digital 5.1 or PCM stereo. NTSC all regions. 174 min.