Ugo, conte di Parigi

Set design by Alessandro Sanquirico for the premiere of Ugo, conte di Parigi (1832)

Ugo, conte di Parigi (Hugo, Count of Paris) is a tragedia lirica, or tragic opera, in two acts by Gaetano Donizetti. Felice Romani wrote the Italian libretto after Hippolyte-Louis-Florent Bis's Blanche d'Aquitaine. It premiered on 13 March 1832 at La Scala, Milan.

Roles

Role Voice type Premiere cast, 13 March 1832
(Conductor: – )
Bianca soprano Giuditta Pasta
Adelia, Bianca's sister soprano Giulia Grisi
Ugo, Count of Paris tenor Domenico Donzelli
Folco bass Vincenzo Negrini
Luigi V, King of France contralto Clorinda Corradi Pantanelli
Emma mezzo-soprano Felicita Baillou-Hillaret
Knights, soldiers, band

Synopsis

Time: 10th century
Place: Paris [1]

See synopsis on opera-rara.com

Recordings

Year Cast
(Bianca, Ugo,
Luigi, Emma)
Conductor,
Opera House and Orchestra
Label[2]
1977 Janet Price,
Maurice Arthur,
Della Jones,
Eiddwen Harrhy
Alun Francis,
New Philharmonia Orchestra and the Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Audio CD: Opera Rara
Cat: ORC1
2003 Doina Dimitriu,
Yasuharu Nakajima,
Sim Tokyurek,
Milijana Nikolic
Antonino Fogliani,
Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Donizetti, Bergamo.
Audio CD: Dynamic
Cat: CDS 449/1-2

References

Notes

  1. ^ Osborne 1994, p. 205
  2. ^ Source for recording information: Recordings of Ugo, conte di Parigi on operadis-opera-discography.org.uk

Cited sources

  • Osborne, Charles, (1994), The Bel Canto Operas of Rossini, Donizetti, and Bellini, Portland, Oregon: Amadeus Press. ISBN 0931340713

Other sources

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