DVD + Blu-Ray:
Roberto Devereux - Campanella, Devia and Kunde
Filmed at the Teatro Real of Madrid. Featuring Mariella Devia (singing Elisabetta for the first time on stage), Gregory Kunde and Silvia Tro Santafé
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In the last and most dramatic aria in ‘’Roberto Devereux’’, one of the three "Tudor Queens" operas (along with ‘’Anna Bolena’’ and ‘’Maria Stuarda’’), composed by Donizetti in 1837, the protagonist, Queen Elizabeth I of England, exclaims: “I do not reign, I do not live”. This statement encapsulates great operatic themes, and it is the culmination of an opera that reveals the passions of characters who live among palace intrigues. Written in the mature period of the leader of Italian romanticism, the opera displays a great vocal virtuosity, and is an example of Donizetti prizing the voice above all in the genre. The staging, by South African director Alessandro Talevi, who has been very successful in great opera houses as well as with more experimental theatre, places the play in an undetermined period, focusing on the chiaroscuro.
Bruno Campanella conducts the production with Mariella Devia (Award Winner Singer of the Year at the Opera Awards 2016), Gregory Kunde and Silvia Tro Santafé in the main roles.
Recording date 2015
Director Stéphane Lebard
Recording location Teatro Real de Madrid
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