Donizetti's Rita

Donizetti's Rita

What do you get when you take a hen-pecked spouse, his inconsistent and damaging wife and her previous spouse who has returned in the wake of being through death? A romantic comedy of epic proportions of course! Created in 1841, Gaetano Donizetti drew on great characters from the Italian theater custom and turned them on head. With a score that passes on the plot’s glad act of spontaneity, Rita has been pleasing crowds during that time with its mind and appeal.