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Opera Explained: DONIZETTI - L'elisir d'amore (Smillie)

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Opera Explained: DONIZETTI - L'elisir d'amore (Smillie)
ISBN: 9781843793229
Download Size: 64 Mb
Running Time: 01:17:51
Release Date: August 2003
Originally recorded in 2003
Author
Thomson Smillie
Composer
Gaetano Donizetti
Reader
David Timson
Genre:
Spoken Word

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Opera Explained: DONIZETTI - L'elisir d'amore (Smillie)
Thomson Smillie
Read by David Timson
L'elisir d'amore, or The Elixir of Love, has remained popular for almost two centuries because of a touching tale and a galaxy of comic characters adapted from the traditional commedia dell' arte. Above all Donizetti poured into the score all the warmth and tenderness of the Italian temperament. His melodic invention never ceases to charm whether in the jolly rustic choruses, the exhilarating 'patter' numbers, or the sweet sadness of the beautiful arias, of which 'Una furtiva lagrima', the great tenor showpiece, is the best known.




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