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Rita Deux hommes et une femme; Two Men and a Woman

Music

Gaetano Donizetti (born Bergamo, 29 November 1797; died  Bergamo, 8 April 1848)

Text

Gustave Vaëz

 

Premieres

Composed 1841.

First Performance: Paris (Opéra-Comique), 7 May 1860)

First Performance in UK: London (National School of Opera), 12 December 1962.

First Performance in Scotland: tbc.

 

Background

Rita is a delightful little comic opera in one act with a cast of three. It was not performed until twelve years after Donizetti's death, and appeared under the title Rita, ou Le Mari battu (Rita, or the Beaten Husband).

 

Characters

Rita, an innkeeper (soprano)

Pepé, her husband (tenor)

Gasparo, a sailor (baritone)

The Cast

Gasparo
 a sailor
Pepé
 Rita's husband
Rita
 an innkeeper

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