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La Donna Del Lago (2 CD) - La Scala

Item# 028943821124

La Donna Del Lago (2 CD) - La Scala
Composer: Gioachino Rossini
Release Date: August 9, 1994
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
June Anderson
Martine Dupay
Rockwell Blake
Chris Merritt
Orchestra: Orchestra & Chorus of Teatro alla Scala
Label: Philips

This La Scala production of Rossini’s rarely-performed opera La Donna del Lago, led by conductor Riccardo Muti and directed by Werner Herzog, features June Anderson, Martine Dupay, Rockwell Blake, and Chris Merritt.

“ As Elena, June Anderson keeps a pure vocal line with secure legato, plenty of tonal colour and secure coloratura.”
- MusicWeb International

Gioachino Rossini’s La Donna del Lago

Based on Sir Walter Scott’s narrative poem The Lady of the Lake, Rossini’s 1819 opera was the first to adapt one of the Scottish writer’s works for the musical stage (followed most prominently by Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor some 15 years later). The opera’s fictional love story is set against the background of the conflict between King James V of Scotland and the country’s highland clans in the 16th century. La Donna del Lago has its Met premiere in the 2014–15 season.


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