OP3092. RITA; IL PIGMALIONE; L'OLIMPIADE - Scena; LA BELLA PRIGIONIERA - Two Duets (all Donizetti), Live Performances, 1990-92, w.Maestri Cond. Susanna Rigacci, Ugo Benelli, Paolo Pellegrini, etc. (Italy) 2-Bongiovanni 2109/10, w.69pp. Libretto-Brochure. Final Copy! - 8007068210923
RITA, OU LE MARI BATTU (Rita, or The Beaten Husband) is an opéra comique in one act, composed by Gaetano Donizetti to a French libretto by Gustave Vaëz. The opera, a domestic comedy consisting of eight musical numbers connected by spoken dialogue, was completed in 1841 under its original title DEUX HOMMES ET UNE FEMME (Two Men and a Woman). Never performed in Donizetti's lifetime, RITA premiered posthumously at the Opéra-Comique in Paris on 7 May 1860.