Una follia

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Una follia is a farsa in one act by composer Gaetano Donizetti. The work premiered on 15 December 1818 at the Teatro San Luca in Venice. The opera uses the same Italian-language libretto by Bartolomeo Merelli after August von Kotzebue's Der Graf von Burgund that Donizetti used for his Enrico di Borgogna a month earlier, but with different music. It was given one performance and "never performed again, and its score has never been found." [1]

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RoleVoice typePremiere Cast, [2] 15 December 1818
(Conductor:)
Brunone baritone Giuseppe Fioravanti
Elisa mezzo-soprano Adelina Catalani
Enrico contralto Fanny Eckerlin
Geltrude soprano Adelaide Cassago
Gilberto bass Andrea Verni
NicolabassPietro Verducci
PietrotenorGiuseppe Fusconi
GuidotenorGiuseppe Eliodoro Spech
BrunobassPietro Verducci

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Notes

  1. Osborne, p. 143
  2. Casaglia, Gherardo (2005). "Una follia, 15 December 1818" . L'Almanacco di Gherardo Casaglia (in Italian).

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