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  • Emilia di Liverpool

    2 8.00%
  • Il castello di Kenilworth

    2 8.00%
  • Anna Bolena

    9 36.00%
  • Ugo, conte di Parigi

    1 4.00%
  • L'elisir d'amore

    17 68.00%
  • Parisina

    1 4.00%
  • Lucrezia Borgia

    3 12.00%
  • Rosmonda d'Inghilterra

    0 0%
  • Maria Stuarda

    8 32.00%
  • Gemma di Vergy

    1 4.00%
  • Marin Faliero

    1 4.00%
  • Lucia di Lammermoor

    19 76.00%
  • L'assedio di Calais

    1 4.00%
  • Pia de' Tolomei

    1 4.00%
  • Roberto Devereux

    5 20.00%
  • Poliuto

    2 8.00%
  • Le duc d'Albe

    1 4.00%
  • La fille du régiment

    11 44.00%
  • La favorita

    2 8.00%
  • Maria Padilla

    1 4.00%
  • Linda di Chamounix

    1 4.00%
  • Caterina Cornaro

    1 4.00%
  • Don Pasquale

    4 16.00%
  • Maria di Rohan

    1 4.00%
  • Dom Sébastien

    1 4.00%
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    Schigolch
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    Our preferred Donizetti opera

    Donizetti composed more than seventy operas, so we will make a selection for this vote. If there is one that a member want to vote, but is not in the list, just comment it on the post.

    We need to pick up three. Mine are Lucia, Maria Stuarda and Lucrezia Borgia.

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    Voted for Lucia, L'Elisir and Devereux, though I considered Don Pasquale as third choice too. I didn't vote for La Fille because, despite having many great numbers, it often annoys me with some of the first scenes and awkward spoken dialogues appearing in the same opera that has also sung recitatives. Lucia is top choice, obviously one of greatest operas and musical works in general being, so to speak, Donizetti's Norma.

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    Voted for Lucia, Maria Stuarda, and L'Elisir d'Amore.
    Could perfectly have voted for Roberto Devereux in third place, and I'm also very fond of Lucrezia Borgia, and La Favorita,
    Slightly below these six in my preference, I'd place Linda di Chamounix, Don Pasquale, and Rita, and then still a little lower (but still very beloved) Anna Bolena and La Fille du Régiment. I really don't like Don Gregorio. These are the only 12 that I know. I look forward to exploring more, as they get more and more revived.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Lucia
    Anna Bolena

    Now we have three great comedic operas (Elixir, Daughter, Don) which one to make choice three to balance out choices above,
    I take Elixir because there are so many great performances to choose from, plus so much fun

    Why the two dramatic opera choices above, I was influenced by a certain womans recordings:






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    I also chose Lucia, Anna Bolena, and L'Elisir d'Amore . . . and, as usual, I have a lot of learning to do where this composer's operas are concerned.

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    So far, Lucia has 100% of the vote.

    I fully agree Callas (and Sutherland) versions are really fantastic. However I would like to recommend also this great live version, that I've enjoyed a lot:


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    I didn't enjoy it that much, Kraus is great in this role but I prefer his other, studio recording with Gruberova a lot. Better sound quality and better Lucia, if you ask me.

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    The sound quality is clearly better. About Lucia... Gruberova is great too!. A very good recording indeed:


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    I voted for Lucia, L'Elisir, and La Fille. I, too, need to get acquainted with Donizetti's operas. I will listen to the Gruberova Lucia on your glowing recommendations because all I have is the Dame Sutherland one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by desiree View Post
    I voted for Lucia, L'Elisir, and La Fille. I, too, need to get acquainted with Donizetti's operas.
    Stop repeating what I say before I say it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    Stop repeating what I say before I say it!
    ~)-

    beware of this sign

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    Stop repeating what I say before I say it!
    Quote Originally Posted by Aramis View Post
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    beware of this sign
    Thank you. Much better!

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    Elisir is now in a draw with Lucia.

    There are many nice versions, I like the DVD with Gheorghiu and Alagna.


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    I like the one with Anna and Rolando.

    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schigolch View Post
    Elisir is now in a draw with Lucia.

    There are many nice versions, I like the DVD with Gheorghiu and Alagna.

    Excellent version Schigs I fully agree, I really rate the Gheorghiu and Netrebko DVDs a almost equally good both excellent, I know from past posts Alma is not a big Alagna fan (but for me they work great together)

    I wish there was a blu ray version

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