Lucia di Lammermoor (DVD) - Met Opera
Lucia di Lammermoor (DVD)
Composer: Gaetano Donizetti
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Release Date: Jan 10, 2006
Ensemble: The Metropolitan Opera Chorus
Orchestra: The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only)
Lucia di Lammermoor
The character of Lucia has become an icon in opera and beyond, an archetype of the constrained woman asserting herself in society. She reappears as a touchstone for such diverse later characters as Flaubert’s adulterous Madame Bovary and the repressed Englishmen in the novels of E. M. Forster. The insanity that overtakes and destroys Lucia, depicted in opera’s most celebrated mad scene, has especially captured the public imagination. Donizetti’s handling of this fragile woman’s state of mind remains seductively beautiful, thoroughly compelling, and deeply disturbing. Premiere:
Teatro San Carlo, Naples, 1835.
Gaetano Donizetti (1797–1848)
The role of the fragile title heroine who teeters between love and madness is shared by sopranos Olga Peretyatko-Mariotti and
Pretty Yende, who have each impressed audiences with dazzling
bel canto portrayals at the Met. Vittorio Grigolo and Michael Fabiano share the role of her lover in this chilling production by Tony Award-winning director Mary Zimmerman. Roberto Abbado conducts.
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