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Gaetano Donizetti – Maria Stuarda

Gaetano Donizetti – Maria Stuarda
Recorded in 1976

About the Opera:
Maria Stuarda (Mary Stuart) is a tragic opera, tragedia lirica, in two acts, by Gaetano Donizetti, to a libretto by Giuseppe Bardari, based on Friedrich von Schiller’s 1800 play Maria Stuart. It received its premiere on December 30, 1835 at La Scala, Milan.
The subject is based on the lives of Mary, Queen of Scots (Mary Stuart) and her cousin Queen Elizabeth I. The king banned performances of the opera, and Donizetti responded by removing large segments of the score for use in a different work, Buondelmonte.  However, Maria Malibran (a famous mezzo-soprano who often sang soprano parts) forced a premiere at La Scala and ignored the censoring revisions, but a ban by the city was enforced. Realizing the impossibility of a run in Italy, a London premiere was planned, but Malibran’s death at the age of 28 in 1836 cancelled the project. Except for several productions of the Buondelmonte version, the work was neglected until 1958 when a production in Bergamo, Donizetti’s hometown, brought the original work into popularity. The premiere in England was held on March 1, 1966. When forced to simplify part of the music for the original Elisabetta, Donizetti scribbled on the margin “But it’s ugly!”, and further on refused a change, writing “Do it, and may you live for a hundred years!

Track List:
cd1
01. Introduzione …Qui s´attenda, ell`è vicina (3:26)
02. Si, voul di Francia il Rege (1:20)
03. (Ah! quando all`ara scorgemi…) (2:53)
04. In tal giorno di contendo (1:26)
05. Ah! dal cielo discenda un raggio (3:22)
06. Fra voi perché non veggio il Conte? (1:30)
07. Hai nelle giostre, o Talbot, chiesto di me? (1:53)
08. Questa imago, questo foglio (6:17)
09. Sei tu confuso? (3:57)
10. Si! Era d`amor I`immagine (4:46)
11. (Sul crin la rivale la man mi stendea…) (2:18)
12. Allenta il piè, Regina (3:08)
13. O nube! che lieve per I`aria ti aggiri (4:00)
14. Nella pace del mestro riposo (2:46)
15. Ah! non m’inganna la gioia! (1:46)
16. Da tuuti abbandonata (4:52)
17. Ah! Se il mio cor tremò giammai (2:09)
18. qual loco è questo? (2:15)
19. (E´sempre la stessa) (2:28)
20. deh! I´accogli…Morta al mondo, e morta al trono (7:50)
21. Va! preparati, furente (1:55)
cd2
01. E pensi? e tardi? (3:17)
02. Quella vita a me funesta (4:40)
03. Ah, deh! per pietà sospendi (3:12)
04. D´una sorella, o barbara (1:29)
05. Vanne, indegno: t’appare nel volto (1:26)
06. La perfida insultarmi volea nel mio sepolcro (3:47)
07. O mio buon Talbot! (4:30)
08. Quando di luce rosea (6:00)
09. Lascia contenta al carcere (2:19)
10. Vedeste?…Vedemmo (5:34)
11. Anna!…Qui più sommessi favellate (4:16)
12. Deh! Tu di un umile preghiera il suono (3:49)
13. O colpo!…E’ già vicino del tuo morrir I’istante (1:31)
14. D”un cor che muore reca il perdono (3:38)
15. Giunge il Conte (1:59)
16. Ah! de un giorno da queste ritorte (4:46)

The Artists:

mp3, 320 kbps, cd ripping, 2 hours 2 minutes
Covers, info & synopsis included.

Part1 —–   Part2 —–   Part3

One Response

  1. I just discovered this blog, I’ll come back :))
    The links of Maria Stuarda are dead, could you reupload ? Thanks.
    Robin, from France

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