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08 Dec 2008

Parisina at the Festival Hall

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/music/live_reviews/article5302634.ece

Hilary Finch [Times Online, 8 December 2008]

Beware the green-eyed monster! Azzo, Duke of Ferrara, had rather more cause for his jealousy than Otello; but Donizetti’s rarely performed “melodramma”, composed half a century before Verdi’s opera, does have its pre-echoes, and it was one of the greatest successes of Donizetti’s lifetime.

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