what’s your favorite Donizetti opera?

Gaetano Donizetti

Today is composer Gaetano Donizetti’s birthday!  He was born on November 29, 1797, in Bergamo, Italy.

Some wonderful links to recordings, broadcasts, publications, and performances of Donizetti’s work have been posted at the Donizetti Society web page and a worth a visit.

 To celebrate the occasion of this marvelous opera composer’s birth, I thought would revive my Donizetti poll.

So, gentle readers and bel canto buffs. Would you like to weigh in on your favorite Donizetti opera? Write-ins welcome in the comments, of course.


Filed under Audience participation, Bel canto opera, Classic Opera, Poll

5 Responses to what’s your favorite Donizetti opera?

  1. I think that ‘L’elisir d’amore’ is one of the most perfect creations in all of Italian opera. A prime example of the whole being greater than the sum its parts.

    • Gale

      Thanks for your vote, Steve. I saw an exquisite version at NYC Opera last spring. The opera will always be a favorite now.

  2. Lah

    I don’t really know! But I think I would like Anna Bolena!

  3. John

    Don’t forget “Emilia di Liverpool”

  4. Paulo

    I’m not a Donizetti expert and haven’t heard/seen many of the operas on the list, but Lucia is definitely something very special- the cream of bel canto, along with Norma!