Lucrezia Borgia

Gaetano Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia.  Pavol Breslik, Edita Gruberova, Steven Humes Gaetano Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia.  Emanuele D'Aguanno, Pavol Breslik, Franco Vassallo Gaetano Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia.  Edita Gruberova
Gaetano Donizetti
Felice Romani after Victor Hugo

Lucrezia Borgia, brewer of poisons, adulteress and murderer, does her best to live up to an image of womankind created by men, and just as passionately she does whatever she can to find a new identity. Her son Gennaro falls in love at first sight with her – unaware that she is his mother. Overzealous, in the circle of his young friends, he disgraces her name. For this, he must repent: Don Alfonso, her husband, is determined to put his putative rival out of the way. Poison comes into play. But Gennaro is rescued – by her. Then poison is served up a second time, this time by her, indiscriminately, to the whole group of men. She doesn’t notice Gennaro’s presence until it is too late, and too late she confesses that she is his mother. Gennaro is dead. What remains is a pitiless trauma for the survivors.

Sung in Italian with German surtitles


Sunday, 20 January 2013
4.00 p.m. - app. 6.40 p.m.
Playing time: 2 hours 40 minutes (1 intermission)
Prices L
Tickets: Freunde des Nationaltheaters e.V. T. +49.(0)89.53 10 48

Musikalische Leitung Paolo Arrivabeni
Regie Christof Loy
Bühne Henrik Ahr
Kostüme Barbara Drosihn
Licht Joachim Klein
Choreographische Mitarbeit Thomas Wilhelm
Dramaturgie Andrea Schönhofer
Yvonne Gebauer
Chor Stellario Fagone

Don Alfonso Franco Vassallo
Donna Lucrezia Borgia Edita Gruberova
Gennaro Charles Castronovo
Maffio Orsini Sonia Ganassi
Jeppo Liverotto Joshua Stewart
Don Apostolo Gazella Christian Rieger
Ascanio Petrucci Andrea Borghini
Oloferno Vitellozzo Dean Power
Gubetta Goran Jurić
Rustighello Emanuele D'Aguanno
Astolfo Tareq Nazmi

The Bavarian State Orchestra
The Chorus of the Bavarian State Opera