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Title: Donizetti Operas
Otros títulos: Poliuto
Poliuto (Part 2)
Intérprete/ Colaborador: Gaetano Donizetti; Nicola Martinucci; Elisabeth Connell; Renato Bruson; Bruno Lazzaretti; Franco Federici; Angelo Degl'Innocenti; Guido Mazzini; Orchestra e Coro del Teatro dell'Opera di Roma; Jan Latham-Koenig
Código CDU: Do.08
Forma Musical: Operas
Abstract: Verdi may be the composer with the best-known troubles with the censors of Italian theater, but this Donizetti work was actually banned by the king of Naples, even after the censors had passed it. (The depiction of the martyrdom of early Christian saints was considered inappropriate material for entertainment.) The angry composer left for Paris, where by 1840 he had produced a revision, written for the French taste, with different recitatives, a new finale for the first act, new arias and trios, and the inevitable ballet. Eugène Scribe wrote a French libretto that was closer to Corneille's original play, placing at the center of the drama the characters of the two lovers, Pauline and Poliuto. Donizetti took great pains to suit his music to the new French text; the opera was expanded from three acts into four; and the drama became both more static and more powerful. Opera houses have presented both versions since then, but the original Italian one has appeared slightly more frequently. ...


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