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Opera Feature



Donizetti Wrote More Operas than Rossini and Verdi Combined, so Why Is He the Rodney Dangerfield of Composers?

October 5, 2020 - Raleigh, NC:


Coping with crisisPoor Gaetano Donizetti (1797- 1848), composer of nearly 70 operas! He gets no respect. Well, not enough, anyway. Sure, there's Pasquale – and Lucia and Favorite (or, if you prefer, Favorita), too. And there are those queens – Anna Bolena and Maria Stuarda – plus Elizabeth's boyfriend Roberto Devereux. Then there's Elisir, about that snake-oil salesman. And Fille du régiment, with all those high Cs and the "Salut å la France," too. Lo! That makes eight worth remembering. Eight out of nearly 70.

Or maybe I have been too hard on him? From early childhood I recall some truly fabulous recordings in the family collection – the first complete Lucia, from 1929, with Mercedes Capsir; a 1932 Pasquale that sparkles from start to finish, with a cast that includes Gigli rival Tito Schipa; and then, from my teenage years, the 1960 live Poliuto with Maria Callas and Franco Corelli, linked below. Hear any of these, and the Dangerfield allusion fades quickly.

So let us form our own Donizetti Appreciation Society, following in the footsteps of London's Opera Rara, which has done more work for the composer than any other opera company or any record/CD producer since the late Edward J. Smith, whose privately-issued discs (some of which sounded as if they'd actually been recorded underground) first hinted at the composer's copious and felicitous delights, beyond the smallish popular canon, starting back in 1956. (The famous story about Eddie – that when they closed the old Met and invited all the broadcasters and recording companies to retrieve their microphones, one – presumably his – went unclaimed – is perhaps apocryphal. But you get the point about his high-class piracy.)

Two of the operas are incomplete, and one is lost. But the sum total is nonetheless impressive – there are more here from the pen of one person than all of, say, Verdi's and Rossini's, combined. And that's no laughing matter.

The format's similar to what we've used before – title with embed, type of work, number of acts, completion or premiere date, premiere location, recommended YouTube link. In closing, you will see that there are far fewer videos and many more audio recordings here than in our other compilations, which just goes to underscore the notion that Donizetti don't get no respect – or not enough, anyway.

Enjoy.

Il Pigmalione scena drammatica 1 act 13 Oct 1960, completed 1816 Bergamo, Teatro Donizetti 38:16 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSUYOcg9r9Y conducted by Fabio Maestri

Olimpiade Metastasio's L'Olimpiade incomplete, composed 1817 fragment 6:19 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0NqlNAAXUk conducted by Fabio Maestri

L'ira di Achille 1 act incomplete, composed 1817 audio 1:25:07 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvyDzUTaV4k conducted by Antonio Brena

Enrico di Borgogna melodramma 2 acts Bartolomeo Merelli 14 Nov 1818 Venice, Teatro San Luca 2;32:39 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjKt6AtrEcs conducted by Olof Boman

Una follia farsa 1 act Bartolomeo Merelli 17 Dec 1818, lost Venice, Teatro San Luca NOT IN Y-T

I piccioli virtuosi ambulanti opera buffa 1 act 1819 pasticcio performed by Simon Mayr's students NOT IN Y-T

Il falegname di Livonia, o Pietro il grande, czar delle Russie opera buffa 2 acts Gherardo Bevilacqua-Aldobrandini 26 Dec 1819 Venice, Teatro San Samuele audio 2;37:06 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCG7S7Qh53A conducted by Joana Filipe Martinez

Le nozze in villa opera buffa 2 acts Bartolomeo Merelli carnival 1820-21, completed 1819 Mantua, Teatro Vecchio trio on 6:52 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0y0pBXR1siU conducted by David Parry

Zoraida di Granata melodramma eroico 2 acts Bartolomeo Merelli; revised for Rome 1824 by Jacopo Ferretti 28 Jan 1822 Rome, La zingara dramma 2 acts Andrea Leone Tottola 12 May 1822 Naples, Teatro Nuovo audio – playlist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkjbuZ4R0VU&list=OLAK5uy_kyXfJV4nadMr6QNIuyWHFCSauX5iJ3ht4 conducted by David Parry

La zingara dramma 2 acts Andrea Leone Tottola 12 May 1822 Naples Teatro Nuovo 3:20:57 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YUuwXG1rh0 conducted by Joana Filipe Martinez

La lettera anonima farsa 1 act Giulio Genoino 29 June 1822 Naples, Teatro del Fondo audio 1:13:57 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQuRIJaZTEM conducted by Franco Caracciolo

Chiara e Serafina, o Il pirata melodramma semiserio 2 acts Felice Romani, after Pixérécourt's La cisterne 26 Oct 1822 Milan, La Scala audio – trio only 6:02 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBpo18-s26A conducted by David Parry

Alfredo il grande dramma per musica 2 acts Andrea Leone Tottola 2 Jul 1823 Naples, Teatro di San Carlo audio – excerpt 7:29 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXTvTJvdDm4 conducted by David Parry

Il fortunato inganno dramma giocoso 2 acts Andrea Leone Tottola 3 Sep 1823 Naples, Teatro Nuovo audio 2:28"52 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1JzUXV9lzE conducted by Joana Filipe Martinez

L'ajo nell'imbarazzo [see also Don Gregorio] melodramma giocoso 2 acts Jacopo Ferretti, after Giovanni Giraud's comedy 4 Feb 1824 Rome, Teatro Valle audio 48:57 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcsd0kkGvOE conducted by Franco Ferrara
* Don Gregorio [rev of L'ajo nell'imbarazzo] melodramma giocoso 2 acts Jacopo Ferretti 11 Jun 1826 Naples, Teatro Nuovo audio – excerpt 8:54 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5xD74FPLLE conducted by Michele Mariotti

Emilia di Liverpool [see also L'eremitaggio di Liverpool] dramma semiserio 2 acts anonymous, after S. Scatizzi's Emilia de Laverpaut 28 Jul 1824 Naples, Teatro Nuovo audio 1:50:02 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9jGDUdAAJc conducted by David Parry
* L'eremitaggio di Liverpool [rev of Emilia di Liverpool melodramma semiserio 2 acts Giuseppe Checcherini, after Scatizzi 8 Mar 1828 Naples, Teatro Nuovo (excerpts are listed in Y-T but they appear to have been taken from the original version, not this revision)

Alahor in Granata dramma 2 acts M. A. 7 Jan 1826 Palermo, Teatro Carolino 2:29:24 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Awi8ZWytsHQ conducted by Josep Pons

Elvida dramma 1 act Giovanni F. Schmidt 6 Jul 1826 Naples, Teatro di San Carlo audio – playlist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uY5Q0z2pzi8&list=OLAK5uy_mLK-d7QJpwtaODKztueO3xi8iFZxn4LmA&index=2 conducted by David Parry

Gabriella di Vergy tragedia lirica 3 acts Andrea Leone Tottola, after Pierre de Belloy 29 Nov 1869, completed 1826 Naples, Teatro di San Carlo original version apparently not recorded
* Gabriella di Vergy [rev] tragedia lirica 3 acts Andrea Leone Tottola, after Pierre de Belloy Aug 1978 recording, composed 1838 London audio 2:30:51 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AATZWMb2-s conducted by Armando Gatto (As revived for the soprano Montserrat Caballé in Naples in Dec 1975.)

Olivo e Pasquale melodramma giocoso 2 acts Jacopo Ferretti, after Simeone Antonio Sografi 7 Jan 1827 Rome, Teatro Valle audio 2:27:24 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlRcAbkJ_wY conducted by Bruno Rigacci

Otto mesi in due ore, ossie Gli esiliati in Siberia opera romantica 3 acts Domenico Gilardoni, after Pixérécourt's La fille de l'exilé 13 May 1827 Naples, Teatro Nuovo audio 2:14:36 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IC126jPh7GE conducted by Enrique Diemecke
* Otto mesi in due ore [rev] opera romantica 3 acts Antonio Alcozer after Domenico Gilardoni 1833 Livorno See above

Il borgomastro di Saardam melodramma giocoso 2 acts Domenico Gilardoni, after Mélesville, Jean-Toussaint Merle and Eugène Cantiran de Boirie 19 Aug 1827 Naples, Teatro del Fondo audio 1:36:01 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2a9tI9VcW0 conducted by Jan Schaap

Le convenienze teatrali [see also Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali] farsa 1 act Gaetano Donizetti, after Simeone Antonio Sografi 21 Nov 1827 Naples, Teatro Nuovo See below
* Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali [rev of Le convenienze teatrali] dramma giocoso 2 acts Donizetti, after Sografi 20 Apr 1831 Milan, Teatro alla Canobbiana 2:11:18 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnE433aES54 conducted by Vito Clemente

L'esule di Roma, ossia Il proscritto melodramma eroico 2 acts Domenico Gilardoni, after Luigi Marchionni's Il proscritto romano 1 Jan 1828 Naples, Teatro di San Carlo audio – playlist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJRfHTM1Cy0&list=OLAK5uy_nN52N7wLyMhVzp4aM1CNTgkxR3fUwneEo conducted by Massimo De Bernart

Alina, regina di Golconda melodramma 2 acts Felice Romani, after Sedaine's libretto for Monsigny's opera-ballet Aline, reine de Golconde 12 May 1828 Genoa, Teatro Carlo Felice See below
* Alina, regina di Golconda [rev] melodramma 2 acts Felice Romani, after Sedaine 10 Oct 1829 Rome, Teatro Valle poor video 2:17:42 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjO0z-eYe5k conducted by Antonello Allemandi

Gianni di Calais melodramma semiserio 3 acts Domenico Gilardoni, after a novel by Arlincourt 2 Aug 1828 Naples, Teatro del Fondo 1:42:27 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8kEa4dDPuc conducted by Jeremy Silver

Il paria melodramma 2 acts Domenico Gilardoni, after Delavigne 12 Jan 1829 Naples, Teatro di San Carlo audio – playlist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNYBjrAwN9Q&list=OLAK5uy_moNoofbLWWwuoVTosib70GzKCOmUhd3Tg conducted by Marco Berdondini

Il giovedì grasso, o Il nuovo Pourceaugnac farsa 1 act Domenico Gilardoni 26 Feb 1829 Naples, Teatro del Fondo audio 47:40 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enhwcahmoRw conducted by Mario Rossi

Elisabetta al castello di Kenilworth melodramma 3 acts Andrea Leone Tottola, after Scribe's Leicester and Hugo's Amy Robsart 6 Jul 1829 Naples, Teatro di San Carlo poor video 2:15:00 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o31ZROAaXek conducted by Jan Latham-Koenig

I pazzi per progetto farsa 1 act Domenico Gilardoni 6 Feb 1830 Naples, Teatro di San Carlo 1:20:49 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TH7QJJMZPzs conducted by Bruno Rigacci

Il diluvio universale azione tragica-sacra 3 acts Domenico Gilardoni, after Byron's Heaven and Earth and Francesco Ringhieri's tragedy Il diluvio 6 Mar 1830 Naples, Teatro di San Carlo See below
* Il diluvio universale [rev] azione tragico-sacra 3 acts anonymous, after Domenico Gilardoni 17 Jan 1834 Genoa, Teatro Carlo Felice poor video 2:17:12 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXfnislMIYw conducted by Jan Latham-Koenig

Imelda de' Lambertazzi melodramma tragico 2 acts Andrea Leone Tottola 5 Sep 1830 Naples, Teatro di San Carlo audio 2:03:06 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMPCXjkyMjE conducted by Mark Elder

Anna Bolena tragedia lirica 2 acts Felice Romani, after Pindemonte's tragedy Enrico VIII, ossia Anna Bolena and Alessandro Pepoli's Anna Bolena 26 Dec 1830 Milan, Teatro Carcano 3:13: 21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQbBZbTRSiY conducted by Evelino Pidò

Gianni di Parigi melodramma comico 2 acts Felice Romani, after Saint-Just's libretto for Boieldieu's opéra-comique Jean de Paris 10 Sep1839, composed c.1828-31 Milan, La Scala 2:08:20 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCRwypzTADc conducted by Carlo Felice Cillario

Francesca di Foix melodramma 1 act Domenico Gilardoni, after a libretto by Jean-Nicolas Bouilly and Emmanuel Mercier-Dupaty for Henri Montan Berton's 3-act opéra-comique Françoise de Foix. 30 May 1831 Naples, Teatro di San Carlo audio – playlist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNV8Xfde8oc&list=OLAK5uy_lNhEkMzwWOfB-eWKyYPdHiaMxRmQnejYI conducted by Antonello Allemandi

La romanziera e l'uomo nero (or La romanzesca e l'uomo nero) farsa 1 act Domenico Gilardoni 18 Jun 1831 Naples, Teatro del Fondo (arias and ensembles survive but spoken dialogue is lost) audio – playlist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K20q9JTkTVc&list=OLAK5uy_kgDyK4PSUVWmjKZ7zo7T_0E8rz4DOe2f0 conducted by David Parry

Fausta melodramma 2 acts Domenico Gilardoni and Donizetti 12 Jan 1832 Naples, Teatro di San Carlo b/w video 2:53:330 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yljcyKnbT4M conducted by Daniel Oren

Ugo, conte di Parigi tragedia lirica 2 acts Felice Romani, after Hippolyte-Louis-Florent Bis' Blanche d'Aquitaine 13 Mar 1832 Milan, La Scala audio – playlist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7dNkB7ivDs&list=OLAK5uy_lDuGJrsxENbjZJ-LMcKV4PhyOI6o_Znao conducted by Alun Francis

L'elisir d'amore melodramma giocoso 2 acts Felice Romani, after Scribe's libretto for Auber's Le philtre 12 May 1832 Milan, Teatro alla Canobbiana 2:11:06 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zx1Y5ljpmzk conducted by Alfred Eschwé

Sancia di Castiglia tragedia lirica 2 acts Pietro Salatino 4 Nov 1832 Naples, Teatro di San Carlo 2:03:8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjxWw34GCA8 conducted by Roberto Abbado

Il furioso all'isola di San Domingo melodramma 2 acts Jacopo Ferretti, after an anonymous play on Cervantes' Don Quixote 2 Jan 1833 Rome, Teatro Valle 2:18:08 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiM6H-1pOjU conducted by Giovanni Di Stefano

Parisina melodramma 3 acts Felice Romani, after Byron 17 Mar 1833 Florence, Teatro della Pergola audio 2:39:29 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSZU06f5vbs conducted by Bruno Bartoletti

Torquato Tasso melodramma 3 acts Jacopo Ferretti 9 Sep 1833 Rome, Teatro Valle poor video :41:11 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hKHQjKRr7A conducted by Carlo Rizzi

Lucrezia Borgia melodramma prologue & 2 acts Felice Romani, after Victor Hugo 26 Dec 1833 Milan, La Scala See below
* Lucrezia Borgia [rev] dramma per musica prologue & 2 acts Felice Romani, after Victor Hugo 11 Jan 1840 Milan, La Scala See below
* Lucrezia Borgia [rev 2] dramma per musica prologue & 2 acts Felice Romani, after Victor Hugo 31 Oct 1840 Paris, Théâtre-Italien 2:20:01 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNLCeCQGemI conducted by Ruchard Bonynge

Rosmonda d'Inghilterra melodramma serio 2 acts Felice Romani 27 Feb 1834 Florence, Teatro della Pergola audio 2:23:58 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXM2_okbjBE conducted by Sebastiano Rolli

Maria Stuarda tragedia lirica 2 acts (or 3) Giuseppe Bardari, after Andrea Maffei's translation of Schiller 30 Dec 1835 (in 3 acts), completed Aug 1834 Milan, La Scala In English 2:18:13 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C18aTKkwByg conducted by Charles Mackerras
* Buondelmonte [rev of Maria Stuarda] tragedia lirica 2 acts Pietro Salatino 18 Oct 1834 Naples, Teatro di San Carlo See above

Gemma di Vergy tragedia lirica 2 acts Giovanni Emanuele Bidera, after the play Charles VII by Dumas 26 Dec 1834 Milan, La Scala audio 2:30:51 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AATZWMb2-s&t=221s conducted by Armando Gatto

Marino Faliero tragedia lirica 3 acts Giovanni Emanuele Bidera with revisions by Agostino Ruffini, after Casimir Delavigne's adaptation of Byron's play Marino Faliero, Doge of Venice 12 Mar 1835 Paris, Théâtre-Italien audio – playlist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvjeAaLkwmc&list=PLw5qIl0r-mJGfLbrASiEIMcPUGLoOsSIG conducted by Bruno Cinquegrani

Lucia di Lammermoor [see also Lucie de Lammermoor] dramma tragico 3 acts Salvadore Cammarano, after Walter Scott's The Bride of Lammermoor 26 Sep 1835 Naples, Teatro di San Carlo 2:55:53 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6vH7DNzlhU conducted by Daniel Oren
* Lucie de Lammermoor [rev of Lucia di Lammermoor, in French] grand opéra 3 acts (or 4) Alphonse Royer and Gustave Vaëz, after the Italian libretto 6 Aug 1839 Paris, Théâtre de la Renaissance 2:19:43 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zz9z1q3A_08 conducted by Evelino Pidò

Belisario tragedia lirica 3 acts Salvadore Cammarano, after Eduard von Schenk as translated by Luigi Marchionni 4 Feb 1836 Venice, La Fenice 2:02:08 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmPMy_fr7OQ conducted by Javier Logioia Orbe

Il campanello di notte melodramma giocoso 1 act Donizetti, after the vaudeville La sonnette de nuit by Léon Levy Brunswick (Léon Lhérie), Mathieu-Barthélmy Troin, and Victor Lhérie 1 Jun 1836 Naples, Teatro Nuovo 1:03:13 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzaOfFBUvLM conducted by Francesco Ledda

Betly, o La capanna svizzera dramma giocoso 1 act Donizetti, after Scribe's and Mélesville's libretto for Adam's Le chalet 21 Aug 1836 Naples, Teatro Nuovo 1:05:28 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnUjOqYVkgU conducted by Vladimir Kranjčević
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Betly [rev] dramma giocoso 2 acts Donizetti 29 Sep 1837 Naples, Teatro del Fondo See above

L'assedio di Calais dramma lirico 3 acts Salvadore Cammarano, after Pierre de Belloy 19 Nov 1836 Naples, Teatro di San Carlo 1:42:27 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8kEa4dDPuc&t=44s conducted by Jeremy Silver

Pia de' Tolomei tragedia lirica 2 acts Salvadore Cammarano, after Bartolomeo Sestini, and Dante's La commedia 18 Feb 1837 Venice, Teatro Apollo audio 2:50:13 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOnl2kJxiew conducted by Bruno Rigacci
* Pia de' Tolomei [rev] tragedia lirica 2 acts Salvadore Cammarano, after Bartolomeo Sestini, and Dante's La commedia 31 Jul 1837 Sinigaglia See above
* Pia de' Tolomei [rev 2] tragedia lirica 2 acts anonymous revision of Cammarano's libretto May 1838 Rome, Teatro Argentina See above

Roberto Devereux tragedia lirica 3 acts Salvadore Cammarano, after François Ancelot's tragedy Elisabeth d'Angleterre 28 Oct 1837 Naples, Teatro di San Carlo audio 2:15:40 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SAmB0Q5yBo conducted by Charles Mackerras

Maria de Rudenz dramma tragico 3 acts Salvadore Cammarano, after the play La nonne sanglante by Auguste Anicet-Bourgeois, Cuvelier and Maillan 30 Jan 1838 Venice, La Fenice audio 2:10:37 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5AQPRz6PFY conducted by Sebastiano Rolli

Poliuto [see also Les Martyrs] tragedia lirica 3 acts Salvadore Cammarano, after Pierre Corneille 30 Nov 1848, completed Jul 1838 Naples, Teatro di San Carlo audio 2:10:00 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H33uVH2Bc28 conducted by Antonino Votto
* Les Martyrs [rev of Poliuto, in French] grand opéra 4 acts Eugène Scribe's revision and expansion of Cammarano's original libretto 10 April 1840 Paris Opera, Salle Le Peletier audio 3:10:00 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kavmbkIPTDs conducted by Gianluigi Gelmetti

Le duc d'Albe [see also Il duca d'Alba] grand opéra 4 acts Charles Duveyrier and Eugène Scribe incomplete, composed 1839 audio – playlist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=engVQnlFpWU&list=OLAK5uy_k70QCtC1aCXGWYe-_Fo3rIZoa7QQhFbUQ conducted by Sir Mark Elder
* Il duca d'Alba [completion by Matteo Salvi of original Le duc d'Albe] opera 4 acts Angelo Zanardini's revision of the original libretto by Duveyrier and Scribe 22 Mar 1882 Rome, Teatro Apollo 2:42:10 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiCXD0U2Yk8 conducted by Alberto Maria Giuri

L'ange de Nisida [seee also La favorite] opera semiseria 4 parts Alphonse Royer and Gustave Vaëz 18 Jul 2018 completed 27 December 1839 Covent Garden audio – playlist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzxDvCg8mUc&list=OLAK5uy_kvkVcj-a1y2l99S_mfqtLkGXECCIA9pyA conducted by Sir Mark Elder
* La favorite [rev of L'ange de Nisida] grand opéra 4 acts Alphonse Royer, Gustave Vaëz and Eugène Scribe 2 Dec 1840 Paris Opera, Salle Le Peletier 2:36:23 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ar-GlYTU8Fc conducted by Donato Renzetti

La fille du régiment opéra comique 2 acts Jean-François-Alfred Bayard and Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint Georges 11 Feb 1840 Paris, Opéra-Comique 2:09:52 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEztWfjg12I&t=2s conducted by Donato Renzetti

Adelia melodramma serio 3 acts Felice Romani (Acts 1 & 2) and Girolamo Marini (Act 3), after an anonymous French play 11 Feb 1841 Rome, Teatro Apollo audio 2:00:27 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2WMY_gPsAc conducted by John Neschling

Rita (Deuxhommes et une femme) opéra comique 1 act Gustave Vaëz 7 May 1860, completed 1841 Paris, Opéra-Comique 1:8:51 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWqyDdp2I_8 conducted by Wendell Kettle

Maria Padilla melodramma 3 acts Gaetano Rossi and Donizetti, after François Ancelot 26 Dec 1841 Milan, La Scala poor video 2:24:38 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8FSxrJYWaM conducted by Antonio Bacchelli

Linda di Chamounix melodramma semiserio 3 acts Gaetano Rossi 19 May 1842 Vienna, Kärntnertortheater 3:10:36 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1lb_1pnR3I conducted by Marco Armiliato
* Linda di Chamounix [rev] melodramma semiserio 3 acts Gaetano Rossi 17 Nov 1842 Paris, Théâtre-Italien See above

Caterina Cornaro tragedia lirica prologue & 2 acts Giacomo Sacchèro, after Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges' libretto for Halévy's La reine de Chypre 18 Jan 1844 Naples, Teatro di San Carlo poor video 1:53:22 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Muni9ZnR0Q conducted by Gianandrea Gavazzeni

Don Pasquale dramma buffo 3 acts Giovanni Ruffini and Donizetti, after Angelo Anelli's Ser Marcantonio; published with credit to "M.A." 3 Jan 1843 Paris, Théâtre-Italien 2:11:07 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RZ-pOOgbL4 conducted by Nello Santi

Maria di Rohan melodramma tragico 3 acts Salvadore Cammarano, after Lockroy (J. P. Simon) and Badon's Un duel sous le Cardinal de Richelieu 5 Jun 1843 Vienna, Kärntnertortheater poor video 2:12:55 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZf4c4XlMls conducted by Massimo de Bernart

Dom Sébastien, roi de Portugal grand opéra 5 acts Eugène Scribe, after the play by Paul Foucher 13 Nov 1843 Paris Opera, Salle Le Peletier audio 2:16:32 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-C6F8qWhhE8 conducted by Eve Queler
* Dom Sebastian von Portugal [rev of Dom Sébastien] große Oper 5 acts Leo Herz's translation of Scribe's libretto 6 Feb 1845 Vienna, Kärntnertortheater 3:10:27 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iM5CAmICmFQ conducted by Paolo Arrivabeni