The Three Queens (Donizetti)



Gaetano Donizetti
Release Date: 04-03-2022
PTC: 5186970



Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)

Disc 1

Anna Bolena (1830)

1) Sinfonia (Overture) 8.05

Act Two, Scene Two - Finale

2) Chi può vederla (Ladies) 5.57
3) Piangete voi? (Anna, Ladies) 5.09
4) Al dolce guidami castel natio (Anna) 5.23
5) Qual mesto suon? (Anna, Hervey, Percy, Rochefort, Smeton, Ladies, and Courtiers) 4.05
6) Cielo, a’ miei lungi spasimi (Anna, Smeton, Percy, Rochefort) 2.24
7) Chi mi sveglia? (Anna, Smeton, Percy, Rochefort, Ladies, and Courtiers) 2.12
8) Coppia iniqua (Anna, Ladies, Courtiers) 4.16

Disc 2

Maria Stuarda (1835)

1) Sinfonia (Overture) 7.01

Act Two, Scene Three

2) Vedeste? (Servants) 6.10
3) Anna! Qui più sommessi (Servants, Anna) 1.42
4) Io vi rivedo alfin (Maria, Anna, Servants) 2.47
5) Deh! Tu di un’umile preghiera (Maria, Servants, Anna) 4.27
6) Oh colpo! (Servants, Cecil, Maria) 1.19
7) Di un cor che muore (Maria, Talbot, Anna, Servants) 4.29
8) Giunge il Conte (Talbot, Maria, Leicester, Cecil, Servants, Anna) 2.07
9) Ah! se un giorno (Maria, Leicester, Talbot, Anna, Servants) 5.51

Roberto Devereux (1837)

10) Sinfonia (Overture) 6.47

Act Three, Scene Two

11) E Sara in questi orribili momenti (Elisabetta, Ladies) 6.00
12) Vivi, ingrato (Elisabetta) 3.53
13) Che m’apporti? (Cecil, Elisabetta, Sara, Nottingham, Lords, and Ladies) 3.39
14) Quel sangue versato (Elisabetta, Ladies, Courtiers) 6.14
Total Tracks 22
Total Duration 01hr 31min

Album information


Lyric Opera of Chicago presents The Three Queens, a program that brings together the finales of Gaetano Donizetti’s Tudor trilogy, showcasing three of the most fascinating heroines of opera history. These extraordinary women are interpreted by soprano star Sondra Radvanovsky, who performs them together with an excellent ensemble of soloists under the baton of Donizetti specialist Riccardo Frizza. Singing these three breathtaking roles on one night is an enormous challenge for any soprano, and this live recording captures all the excitement of this exceptional achievement.

Lyric Opera of Chicago is one of the world’s biggest and most prestigious opera houses. Riccardo Frizza is among the most sought-after conductors for nineteenth-century Italian opera, while Sondra Radvanovsky is one of the most in-demand singers of her generation on both sides of the Atlantic. All three make their PENTATONE debut with The Three Queens.

Released physically on 2 standard CDs.