Donizetti: Roberto Devereux / Rota, Theodossiou, Schroeder, Bragaglia, Pisapia, Albani, Valerio, Norelli, et al

> Roberto Devereux - Act II: L'ore trascorrono (Chorus)
> Roberto Devereux - Act II: Ebben? - Del reo le sorti (Elisabetta, Cecil, Gualtiero)
> Roberto Devereux - Act II: Non venni mai si mesto (Nottingham, Elisabetta)
> Roberto Devereux - Act II: Ecco l'indegno… Appressati (Elisabetta, Nottingham, Roberto)
> Roberto Devereux - Act II: Scellerato!… malvagio (Nottingham, Roberto, Elisabetta, Chorus)
> Roberto Devereux - Act III: Ne riede ancora il mio consorte (Sara, Un Familiare, Nottingham)
> Roberto Devereux - Act III: Non sai che un nume vindice (Nottingham, Sara)
> Roberto Devereux - Act III: All'ambascia ond'io mi struggo (Sara, Nottingham)
> Roberto Devereux - Act III: Ed ancor la tremenda porta (Roberto)
> Roberto Devereux - Act III: Come uno spirto angelico (Roberto)
> Roberto Devereux - Act III: Odo un suon per l'aria cieca (Roberto, Chorus)
> Roberto Devereux - Act III: E Sara in questi orribili momenti (Elisabetta, Chorus)
> Roberto Devereux - Act III: Vivi ingrato a lei d'accanto (Elisabetta)
> Roberto Devereux - Act III: Che m'apporti? (Elisabetta, Cecil, Sara, Nottingham, Chorus)
> Roberto Devereux - Act III: Quel sangue versato al cielo s'innalza (Elisabetta, Chorus)

Album Summary

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Roberto Devereux
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

One of Donizetti's most emotionally raw operas, 'Roberto Devereux ossia Il conte di Essex' was also the third to be loosely based on episodes in the life of Queen Elizabeth I. It deals with the love of Elizabeth and her favourite, the Earl of Essex, perhaps most tellingly expressed in the Act I duet, 'Nascondi, frena i palpiti, o misero mio core' (Hide, hold back your palpitation, oh my wretched heart!) Elizabeth's subsequent abdication is, however, a matter of dramatic license, yet provides a memorable operatic conclusion to this tragedy of love and jealousy as she despairs at the death of her lover – 'Quel sangue versato al ciel s'innalza' (The blood that is spilt rises up to Heaven).



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>Donizetti, Gaetano : Roberto Devereux
  • Performers: Massimiliano Pisapia (Tenor); Dimitra Theodossiou (Soprano); Andrew Schroeder (Baritone); Luigi Albani (Tenor); Tommaso Norelli (Voice); Giorgio Valerio (Bass); Federica Bragaglia (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Marcello Rota
  • Ensemble: Bergamo Music Festival Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1837.
  • Running Time: 56 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1837
  • Studio/Live: Live