GAETANO DONIZETTI (1797-1848): Don Gregorio.
Catalogue Number: 12K048
Description: Originally titled L'Ajo nell'imbarazzo and whose title buffo baritone role is that of a tutor trying to keep his two male charges' sexual desires and shenanigans from their misogynist father, this 1824 comedy was Donizetti's first sustained success. The version offered here was a Naples revision of two years later; the baritone on this recording accordingly has provided dialogues in Neapolitan dialect. 2 DVDs. Paolo Bordogna (baritone), Giorgio Trucco (tenor), Elisaveta Marirosyan (soprano), Alessandra Fratelli (mezzo), Orchestra and Chorus of the Bergamo Music Festival "Gaetano Donizetti"; Stefano Montanari. 16:9 widescreen. Dolby digital 5.1 surround/Linear PCM stereo 2.0. NTSC. Region 0. 135 min.