Gaetano Donizetti archive
Read Talk Like An Opera Geek: Savoring The Bel Canto Sound
March 28, 2012 – The "beautiful singing" of the early 1800s marks an appealing milestone in the story of opera.
Read Talk Like An Opera Geek: Sizing Up Sopranos
Listen A Romantic Sensation: 'Lucia Di Lammermoor' WDAV
Read The Official James Levine Puzzler
Listen Brilliance In The Shadows: Mercadante's 'Virginia' WDAV
May 27, 2011 – Once a great hit in Italy, this opera of ancient Roman intrigues has unfairly long languished. WDAV
Listen History Under the Bright Lights: Donizetti's 'Anna Bolena'
April 22, 2011 – The historical figure Anne Boleyn comes vividly to life in Donizetti's psychological drama.
Listen History with a Twist: Donizetti's 'Roberto Devereux' WDAV
March 4, 2011 – Donizetti's drama brings life to rumors that the 'Virgin Queen' actually had a secret love life. WDAV
Listen Passions And Potions: Donizetti's 'The Elixir of Love' WDAV
December 31, 2010 – Real, honest love beats any potion-induced passion in Donizetti's lighthearted romp. WDAV
Listen 5 Operas That Are Truly Bloodier Than 'True Blood'
September 16, 2010 – Where will True Blood fans get their fix now that season three has ended? In a word: Opera.
Read Renee Fleming Sings 'Lucrezia Borgia'
Listen Enrico Caruso, And Confessions Of An Operaholic
Listen Donizetti's Darling 'Daughter of the Regiment'
Listen Deceptive Seduction: Donizetti's 'Don Pasquale'
Listen Mad About Donizetti's 'Lucie Di Lammermoor'
Listen Quarreling Queens: Donizetti's 'Maria Stuarda'