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Lucia di Lammermoor - Live in HD (Blu-Ray) – Met Opera

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Lucia di Lammermoor - Live in HD (Blu-Ray) – Met Opera
Composer: Gaetano Donizetti
Release Date: June 18, 2013
Conductor: Marco Armiliato
Artists:
Anna Netrebko
Piotr Beczala
Mariusz Kwiecien
Ildar Abdrazakov
Orchestra: The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Format: Blu-ray, Classical, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese
Region: Region A/1
Run Time: 143 minutes

Anna Netrebko and Piotr Beczala star in Mary Zimmerman’s imaginative staging of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor as a Victorian ghost story.

…[Netrebko] has the most beautiful tone… [Beczala is] ardent, musically and dramatically alert, with easy top notes and intelligent phrasing, he impresses throughout … Marco Armiliato leads the superb Met forces with verve and sensitivity.” - International Record Review
 

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.

Composer
Gaetano Donizetti (1797–1848)

Met History
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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