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Donizetti: Lucia Di Lammermoor / Fogliani, Rancatore, De Biasio, Grassi, Iori

Donizetti / Fogliani / Orch E Coro Bergamo
Release Date: 09/28/2010 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8660255-56   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Enrico Giuseppe IoriTiziana FalcoLuca GrassiMatteo Barca,   ... 
Conductor:  Antonino Fogliani
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bergamo Musica Festival OrchestraBergamo Musica Festival Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Lucia di Lammermoor’s tragic tale of love, feuds, deception, madness and murder has thrilled audiences since its première in 1835. It boasts a fast-moving plot, a strong cast of characters, a brooding Scottish Gothic horror setting and some of Donizetti’s most effective and demanding music, making it the most celebrated bel canto opera in the repertoire. On this live recording from the Donizetti Theatre in Bergamo, Désirée Rancatore gives a fresh and thrilling interpretation of the demanding rôle of the doomed heroine Lucy Ashton, her famous ‘mad scene’ featuring a glass harmonica, Donizetti’s original choice of instrument, rather than the more usual flute, to underline the state of her shattered mind. Lucia di Lammermoor’s tragic tale of love, feuds, deception, madness and murder has thrilled audiences since its première in 1835. It boasts a fast-moving plot, a strong cast of characters, a brooding Scottish Gothic horror setting and some of Donizetti’s most effective and demanding music, making it the most celebrated bel canto opera in the repertoire. On this live recording from the Donizetti Theatre in Bergamo, Désirée Rancatore gives a fresh and thrilling interpretation of the demanding rôle of the doomed heroine Lucy Ashton, her famous ‘mad scene’ featuring a glass harmonica, Donizetti’s original choice of instrument, rather than the more usual flute, to underline the state of her shattered mind. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Enrico Giuseppe Iori (Bass), Tiziana Falco (Soprano), Luca Grassi (Baritone),
Matteo Barca (Tenor), Roberto De Biasio (Tenor), Désirée Rancatore (Soprano),
Vincenzo Maria Sarinelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Antonino Fogliani
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bergamo Musica Festival Orchestra,  Bergamo Musica Festival Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 

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