GAETANO DONIZETTI (1797-1848): Il borgomastro di Saardam.
Catalogue Number: 05T034
Description: Having fallen into oblivion following performances in 1839, this attractive, rare opera buffa was revived in 1973 in the Dutch city of Zaanstad (the Saardam of the libretto), the plot involving Tsar Peter the Great working incognito as a carpenter in Sardaam's shipyard to acquire technical knowledge to take back home with him. 2 CDs. Libretto available online. Giorgio Caoduro (bartione), Juan Francisco Gatell (tenor), Irina Dubrovskaya (soprano), Aya Wakizono (mezzo), Donizetti Opera Chorus and Orchestra; Roberto Rizzi Brignoli.