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1 was born underground in Borgo Canale. You went down cellar steps where no glimmer of light ever penetrated. And like an owl I took flight, never encouraged by my poor father, who was always telling me - ' You'll never be a composer and go to Naples and Vienna.' A portrait in words and music of the composer who rose from the slums of Bergamo to conquer Europe with operas such as L'Elisir d'Amore, Lucia di Lammermoor , Don Pasquale. WILFRED HARRISON as Donizetti DAVID MAHLOWE as the Narrator and RONALD HARVI


Unknown: Lucia Di Lammermoor
Unknown: Wilfred Harrison
Unknown: Donizetti David Mahlowe
Unknown: Ronald Harvi
Written By: Michael Kennedy
Produced By: Stanley Williamson

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