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Donizetti: Il diluvio universale ()

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composed by Gaetano Donizetti

In order to circumvent the ban on operatic performances during Lent in Naples, Donizetti designated Il diluvio universale as an azione tragico-sacra, but for all intents and purposes, it is an opera, albeit one on a religious topic. Based on the Biblical story of Noah and the flood, it includes a side plot concerning the conflict of the wife of the Chief Satrap, torn between faith in God and devotion to her idol-worshipping husband. The 1830 premiere was something of a fiasco because of glaring errors in the performance ...

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Donizetti: Il diluvio universale
2006, Opera Rara

UPC: 792938003122

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