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Riccardo Muti, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala - Salieri: Europa riconosciuta (2016/2004)

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Riccardo Muti, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala - Salieri: Europa riconosciuta (2016/2004)

Riccardo Muti, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala - Salieri: Europa riconosciuta (2016/2004)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.67 Gb (DVD9) | 133 min
Classical | Erato | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch

In 1778 Antonio Salieri’s Europa riconosciuta became the first work to be performed at the Milanese theatre later known as the Teatro alla Scala. Despite this honour, Europa riconosciuta (Europa recognised) remained unperformed for 226 years until 2004, when Riccardo Muti, then Music Director of La Scala, chose it to reopen the legendary theatre after three years of renovation work. “I love Salieri," Diana Damrau has said. "He was an important man and a musical authority in Vienna, a teacher and an heir to Gluck as a successful opera composer. And, like Mozart, he was a dramatist in music. Europa Riconosciuta is masterly in its construction and builds up step by step.

Alain Guingal, Orchestra of the San Carlo Theatre Naples, A.Pendatchanska, G.Sabatini - Donizetti: Roberto Devereux (2000)

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Alain Guingal, Orchestra of the San Carlo Theatre Naples, A.Pendatchanska, G.Sabatini - Donizetti: Roberto Devereux (2000)

Alain Guingal, Orchestra of the San Carlo Theatre Naples, Alexandrina Pendatchanska, Giuseppe Sabatini - Donizetti: Roberto Devereux (2000)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 6.47 Gb (DVD9) | 136 min
Classical | Image Entertainment | Sub: English

A lyric tragedy in three acts by Gaetano Donizetti, libretto by Salvatore Cammarano. Roberto Devereux was composed in the summer of 1837, the year, according to biographers, in which Donizetti seems to have suffered most, having lost his third son and his adored wife Virginia Vasselli. The opera made its debut at the San Carlo Theatre in Naples on October 28th in the same year and was a great success. The rehearsals of the original performance were postponed for a month due to censorship of the decapitation scene of the leading actor.