Notes & Reviews:
In Donizetti's opera Maria Stuarda the roles of the doomed queen and her cousin, Elizabeth I, have been taken by some of the greatest divas, from Malibran to Gruberova and Tosi to Baltsa, each revelling in the high drama of their tragically linked fates. "Contributing greatly to the success of the work, the young Maestro Riccardo Frizza revealed himself as a deep and sensitive interpreter of this score, managing to capture all the nuances of Donizetti's musicLaura Polverelli portrayed with elegance and pride the character of Elizabeth, her furies, doubts and jealousies; Maria Pia Piscitelli was a wonderful Maria Stuarda, passionate, sorrowful, proud." (MusiCulturA)
This new recording presents us very much with an ensemble performance... no one is allowed to do anything notably showy or scene-stealing...Riccardo Frizza drives the first two acts onwards with furious momentum.
Recording information: Macerata, Italy (08/03/2007).
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Works DetailsDonizetti, Gaetano : Maria Stuarda
- Conductor: Riccardo Frizza
- Running Time: 1 min. 38 sec.
- Period Time: Romantic
- Form: Opera/Operetta
- Written: 1834