Love, Italian Style: Il Campanello and L'Amico Fritz
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A wedding predicted…a wedding night thwarted!
Two rarely performed one-act gems from the 19th century
Donizetti’s Il Campanello
Il Campanello di Notte gives us a chance to enjoy Donizetti’s wit in double measure: he is responsible for both libretto and score. Though simple, the conceit of a constantly interrupted wedding night (which probably originated in commedia dell’arte) provides a unique opportunity to witness superb singing actors, such as David Kravitz and Jason Budd, doing what they do best. We have chosen a simple yet elegant setting for the opera – Naples in the 1950s, filledView more
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