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Title: Donizetti Operas
Otros títulos: Maria di Rohan
Maria di Rohan (Part 1) Melodramma tragico in tre atti
Maria di Rohan (Parte 1) Melodrama Trágico en Tres Actos
Intérprete/ Colaborador: Gaetano Donizetti; Mariana Nicolesco; Giuseppe Morino; Paolo Coni; Francesca Franci; Vincenzo Alaimo; Giacomo Colafelice; Orchestra Internazionale d'Italia Opera; Coro Filarmonico Slovacco di Bratislava; Massimo de Bernart
Código CDU: Do.08
Forma Musical: Operas
Abstract: Toward the end of his life, Donizetti came down with the final stages of syphilis, whose dire effects were commonly known at the time. In 1843, when he composed Maria di Rohan, he was working on no less than four scores at one time, in an effort to finish as much music as possible before his faculties completely failed him. The opera was composed for the 1843 Italian season at the Kartnertorheater in Vienna. In addition to the premiere of Maria di Rohan, Rossini's Il barbiere, Verdi's Nabucco, and two other Donizetti operas, Linda di Chamounix and Don Pasquale were all staged that season. When the opera premiered on June 5, 1843, it was greeted by an enthusiastic public and favorable reviews. The critics of Vienna considered this work close to the German ideal of what opera ought to be, i.e., the marriage of drama and music. Particularly noteworthy and effective was Ronconi's portrayal of Chevreuse, whose final scene was chilling, and filled the audience with terror. The libretto for ...


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