AA.VV., Gaetano Donizetti. Maria Stuarda
Gaetano Donizetti. Maria Stuarda /Antonino Fogliani. Teatro alla Scala
Mondadori Electa, 2009
The fifth stage of the VOX IMAGO project concerns Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848) and Maria Stuarda (Mary Queen of Scots), an opera based on the dramatic conflict of power and love between two queens who reigned in a dark age. As in previous publications, the box contains a book, a DVD and three CDs, allowing us to enter into the heart of the melodrama, and enhances the music of the opera through film and exclusive interviews.
The well-known musicologist Philip Gosset has written the notes to the opera, which was performed at La Scala as part of the 2007-2008 opera season. An inspiring performance directed by Pier Luigi Pizzi, under the strict baton of conductor Antonino Fogliani.