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“Roberto Devereux” at San Francisco Opera

The conductor is Italian Maestro Riccardo Frizza, whose interest and expertise in Donizetti’s operas has led to his appointment as the first director of a new annual international Donizetti Festival. That festival, which begins this coming Fall, is to be based in the composer’s home town of Bergamo, Italy. Maestro Frizza’s rapport with the artists and with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra was obvious, and resulted in a truly satisfying musical performance.