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Festival Donizetti Opera

Bergamo

November 19 - December 6, 2020

Born to celebrate Bergamo's great composer Gaetano Donizetti, Donizetti Festival Opera is actually held during the period of Donizetti’s birthday and puts on stage some of his most famous Operas.  

In 2020 the Festival will open with one of the most important and world renowned artists: Placido Domingo who will be on stage as Belisario. Other great names such as Alex Esposito and Davinia Rodriguez will take part to the Festival and, as every year, it will be an excellent event with top perfomers.  

Mr. Riccardo Frizza as the music director, the opening of the restored Donizetti Theatre and great international names make this Festival one of the most attractive events of the Opera landscape. In 2020 Belisario, La fille du régiment and Marino Faliero (at Teatro Donizetti), L’amor Coniugale e Nozze in Villa (at Teatro Sociale), have been selected to be performed among the so many Operas composed by Donizetti.    

Don’t miss this event and experience the excellence of Donizetti's operas and the tradition of a city that is a Unesco World Heritage Site.

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Highlights

  • Best tickets for performances at Teatro Donizetti and Teatro Sociale
    Donizetti's operas in his birthplace Bergamo
     
  • On the footsteps of Gaetano Donizetti in his hometown
    From the modest birth home of Donizetti to his glorious sepulchre in the Cathedral of Santa Maria Maggiore, passing through Donizetti Museum where you can admire original letters and manuscripts all with a qualified tour guide who will make you live a full immersion in Donizetti history.

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  • Visit the town of Bergamo, Unesco site since 2017
    Bergamo Alta (upper Town), with its strong venetian style walls, is a heritage of history, art, culture and music right in the heart of Lombardy region.
     
  • Private Concert with Donizetti compositions in a historical Villa
    Welcome aperitif and private concert played on original instruments of 18th and 19th century

  • Funicular up to San Vigilio Castle
    Panoramic view of Bergamo and of its Gardens and Villas
  • Visit the Royal Villa of Monza
    A majestic palace with 700 rooms and 40 hectars of gardens built on purpose of the empress Maria Teresa in 1777 for his son Ferdinando
     
  • Tours and wine tastings on the way of Franciacorta
    Good weather, excellent soil and 2000 years of wine-making tradition have created one of the best spumante (Italian sparkling wine) and one of the most enchanting regions of Italy

  • Day trip to Iseo Lake with a boat transfer to the island Monte Isola
    Out of tourist routes, discover one of the most beautiful lakes of Italy