La Favorita

More info on La Favorita

Composer:

Gaetano Donizetti

Librettist:

Alphonse Royer, and Gustave Vaëz

Premiere:

2 December 1840, Paris (Opéra)

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

La Favorita Synopsis

Libretto:

La Favorita Libretto

Translation(s):

English Francais

About the opera La Favorita

La favorite ('The Favorite', sometimes referred to by its Italian title: 'La favorita') is a grand opera in four acts by Gaetano Donizetti to a French-language libretto by Alphonse Royer and Gustave Vaëz, based on the play Le comte de Comminges by Baculard d'Arnaud. It premiered on 2 December 1840 at the Théâtre de l'Académie Royale de Musique in Paris, France.
Originally, Donizetti had been composing an opera by the name of Le Duc d'Albe as his second work for the Opera in Paris. However, the director, Léon Pillet, objected to an opera without a prominent role for his mistress, mezzo-soprano Rosine Stoltz. Donizetti therefore abandoned Le Duc d'Albe and borrowed heavily from L'ange de Nisida, an unrealized project from 1839, to create La favorite. It was revived in Padua under the title of Leonora di Guzman in 1842, and at La Scala as Elda in 1843. Though Donizetti himself was not involved in these productions, the opera is now more commonly given in Italian rather than French.

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Roles in La Favorita

Léonor de Guzman Mezzo-Soprano
Inès Soprano
Fernand Tenor
Alphonse XI Baritone
Balthazar Bass
Don Gaspar Tenor
A lord Tenor

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All scenes from La Favorita

Arias from La Favorita
Duets from La Favorita

Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Overture

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
2Bell alba foriera solo novello

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.02

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
3Quegli accenti odi tu Fernando

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.03

Type: recitativeVoice: B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Balthazar/Fernand
4Una vergine un angel di Dio

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.04

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fernand
5E fia vero?

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.05

Type: recitativeVoice: B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Balthazar/Fernand
6Bei raggi lucenti

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.06

Type: aria,choirVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Inès
7Silenzio puro e il mar

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.07-1

Type: aria,choirVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Inès
8Dolce zeffiro il seconda

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.07-2

Type: choirVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Inès
9Messaggera gentile

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.08

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fernand/Inès
10Ah! mio bene un Dio

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.09

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Léonor/Fernand
11Si che un tuo solo accento

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.10

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fernand
12Si vero? lasciarti

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.11

Type: duetVoice: Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Léonor/Fernand
13Prélude 2

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
14Giardini dell Alcazar de mauri

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.02

Type: recitativeVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alphonse/Gaspar
15Mal de malvagi invan

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.03-1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alphonse
16Vien Leonora a piedi tuoi

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.03-2

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alphonse
17Ah! de nemici tuoi lo degno

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.04

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alphonse
18Per la festa previen

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.05-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Léonor/Alphonse
19Ebben cosi si narre

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.05-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Léonor/Inès/Alphonse
20Quando le soglia paterne

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.06-1

Type: duetVoice: Mz BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Léonor/Alphonse
21In questo suolo

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.06-2

Type: duetVoice: Br MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alphonse/Léonor
22Poni tregua al martir

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.07

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alphonse/Gaspar/Léonor
23Qual tumulto!

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.08

Type: recitativeVoice: Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alphonse/Balthazar
24Paventa il furor d'un Dio vendicatore

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.09

Type: quartetVoice: Br B Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alphonse/Balthazar/Léonor/Gaspar
25Voi tutti che m'udite

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.10

Type: recitativeVoice: B Mz BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Balthazar/Léonor/Alphonse
26Ah! che diss egli

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.11

Type: quartetVoice: Br Mz B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alphonse/Léonor/Balthazar/Gaspar
27A lei son presso alfin

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.01

Type: trio,recitativeVoice: T T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fernand/Gaspar/Alphonse
28Leonora ei del suo cor

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.02

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Léonor/Alphonse
29A tanto amor Leonora

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.03

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alphonse
30Fia dunque vero oh ciel

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.04

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Léonor
31O mio Fernando

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.05

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Léonor
32Su crudeli.. scitto e in cielo

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.06

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Léonor
33Gia nell augusta cella

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.07

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
34Ah! che da tanta gioia

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.08

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br T MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fernand/Alphonse/Gaspar/Léonor
35Per me del cielo

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.09

Type: recitativeVoice: T T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fernand/Gaspar/Balthazar
36Sire io ti deggio

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.10

Type: sextet,choirVoice: Mz Br B S T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Léonor/Alphonse/Balthazar/Inès/Gaspar/Fernand
37Orsu Fernando ascoltami

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.11

Type: sextetVoice: Br Mz T S T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alphonse/Léonor/Gaspar/Inès/Fernand/Balthazar
38Compagni andiam dove

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 4.01

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
39Splendon piu belle in ciel

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 4.02

Type: aria,choirVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Balthazar
40Figlio diletto al padre

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 4.03

Type: recitativeVoice: B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Balthazar/Fernand
41Favorite del Re

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 4.04

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fernand
42Spirito gentil ne sogni miei

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 4.05-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fernand
43Ange si pur

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 4.05-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fernand
44Figlio deh vien

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 4.06

Type: recitativeVoice: B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Balthazar/Fernand
45Fernando ah dove mai

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 4.07

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Léonor/Fernand
46Oh! suora mia

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 4.08-1

Type: duetVoice: Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Léonor/Fernand
47Ah! va t'invola e questra terra

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 4.08-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fernand
48Pietoso al par del Nume

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 4.09

Type: duetVoice: Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Léonor/Fernand
49Addio fuggir mi lascia

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 4.10

Type: duetVoice: T MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fernand/Léonor
50Io t'amo vieni ah vieni

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 4.11

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fernand/Léonor