Donizetti & Friends


Renowned for their vocal virtuosity, mezzo-soprano Marie-Nicole Lemieux and tenor Michael Spyres (OPER! 2024 Best Singer) join forces with Opera Rara’s Artistic Director Carlo Rizzi for a concert featuring works by Donizetti and Berlioz. Part of Opera Rara’s multi-year Donizetti Song Project, the programme includes lost and forgotten songs by Gaetano Donizetti, many of which have not been heard in more nearly 200 years.

Celebrated internationally in the bel canto repertory, Marie-Nicole Lemieux and Opera Rara’s Artist Ambassador Michael Spyres have performed in the world’s most prestigious opera houses and concert halls. Carlo Rizzi, who joins them at the piano, enjoys a long-standing reputation as one of the world’s foremost opera conductors.

With a programme curated by Donizetti expert Roger Parker, this is a unique opportunity to hear three of the world’s finest operatic artists live in concert.

A pre-concert talk with Carlo Rizzi (Opera Rara’s Artistic Director & piano) and Roger Parker, editor of the Donizetti songs (free to concert ticket holders, c. 40 mins)

The Donizetti Song Project is supported by the Opera Rara Donizetti Syndicate. This recital is supported by Colwinston Charitable Trust, Cockayne Grants for the Arts and London Community Foundation.

With special thanks to Opera Rara’s Donizetti Patron, His Excellency The Italian Ambassador.


Enjoy code: 888234
Target groups
Elderly, Adult, Youth
External information

Available tickets

10/03 2025 7:00pm
Cadogan Hall 5 Sloane Terrace LONDON
Provided by The List