Imelda de' Lambertazzi (Donizetti, Gaetano)
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|Work Title||Imelda de' Lambertazzi|
|Alternative Title||"melodramma tragico or tragic opera in two acts"|
|Year/Date of Composition||1830 May–August|
|First Performance||1830-09-05 – Naples, Teatro San Carlo|
|Librettist||Andrea Leone Tottola (d.1831), after Gabriele Sperduti|
|Instrumentation||Voices: Imelda (soprano), Bonifacio Geremei (baritone), Lamberto (tenor), Orlando Lambertazzi (tenor), Ugo (bass), Ubaldo (bass) + mixed chorus (SATB)|
Discussed in Ashbrook, "Donizetti and His Operas", pp.315–16, 549. Parts of this opera were later reused in Anna Bolena, in Ugo and perhaps in Parisina. Based on Sperduti's 5-act play Imelda, 1825. Performed in 1830, 1840, 1843 and 1856, and has been recorded on the Opera Rara label; few other revivals known(?).
Libretto published in 1830 by Naples: Tip. Flautina.