Torquato Tasso  (Donizetti)  (Luciana Serra, Simone Alaimo, Ernesto Palacio, Roberto Coviello)  (3-Bongiovanni 2028/30)
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Torquato Tasso  (Donizetti)  (Luciana Serra, Simone Alaimo, Ernesto Palacio, Roberto Coviello)  (3-Bongiovanni 2028/30)
OP3091. TORQUATO TASSO (Donizetti), Live Performance, 16 Oct., 1985, Genova, Bernart Cond. Teatro Comunale Ensemble; Luciana Serra, Simone Alaimo, Ernesto Palacio, Roberto Coviello, Ambrogio Riva, etc. (Italy) 3-Bongiovanni 2028/30, w.81pp. Libretto-Brochure. Final Copy! - 8007068202829


“TORQUATO TASSO is a melodramma semiseria, or 'semi-serious' opera, in three acts by Gaetano Donizetti and based on the life of the great poet Torquato Tasso. The Italian libretto was written by Jacopo Ferretti, who used a number of sources for his text, including works by Giovanni Rosini, Goethe, Goldoni, and Lord Byron as well as Tasso's actual poetry. It premiered on 9 September 1833 at the Teatro Valle, Rome.”

“Serra made her international début in 1966 as Eleonora in Cimarosa's IL CONVITO at the Hungarian State Opera House in Budapest, but did not achieve general acclaim until the late 1970s, when she took on coloratura roles in Donizetti's LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR and Bellini's LA SONNAMBULA. In 1988, Serra débuted at the Vienna State Opera singing the Queen of the Night in a new production oF DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt and staged by Otto Schenk. Her fame reached a peak during the 1980s, when she performed the Queen of the Night in DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE at the Royal Opera House in London. She regularly teaches at Villa Medici in Rome and at the Accademia La Scala in Milan.”

“Simone Alaimo is an Italian bass-baritone. He is particularly known for his performances of the bel canto repertoire. A native of Villabate, Alaimo studied at the Palermo Conservatory and then the L'Accademia di La Scala in Milan before making his début in 1977 at the Teatro Fraschini in Pavia as the title hero in Gaetano Donizetti's DON PASQUALE. Shortly thereafter he joined the roster of singers at the Teatro Massimo in his home city. In 1980 he made his first appearance at the Piccola Scala in a production of Carlo Evasio Soliva's LA TESTA DI BRONZO and performed for the first time at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino as Radamanto in Giulio Caccini's EURIDICE. That year also marked his début at the Festival de Ópera de Las Palmas and the Teatro Carlo Felice, two places he has sung with some frequency. In 1982 he performed for the first time at the Teatro di San Carlo, the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, the Liceu, and the Rossini Opera Festival. He sang the role of Mustafà in Gioachino Rossini's L'ITALIANA IN ALGERI for his United States début at the Lyric Opera of Chicago in 1987. He reprised the role the following year for his first performance in the United Kingdom at the Royal Opera, London.”