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Donizetti: Lucia Di Lammermoor / Sutherland, Bonynge

Donizetti / Sutherland / Kraus / Mooc / Bonynge
Release Date: 01/10/2006 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 000576809  
Composer:  Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Alfredo KrausPablo ElviraDame Joan SutherlandPaul Plishka
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera ChorusMetropolitan Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Lucia di Lammermoor (Gesamtaufnahme · Complete)
Joan Sutherland · Alfredo Kraus · Pablo Elvira · Paul Plishka
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Richard Bonynge

STEREO: PCM / SURROUND: Dolby Digital 5.1 & DTS 5.1
Subtitles: Italian/German/English/French/Spanisch/Chinese
A production of Metropolitan Opera Association, Inc.

* This 1982 performance was filmed following the four-year absence of Joan Sutherland, who made a triumphant return to the Metropolitan Opera in this undisputed gem of bel canto repertoire, Lucia di Lammermoor. As the ovation following her first aria faded away, a voice called out across the theatre, “Welcome back!”
Read more /> * Donizetti’s masterpiece, composed in 1835, is based on Sir Walter Scott’s novel, The Bride of Lammermoore – a brooding tale of love, murder, and vengeance set in seventeenth-century Scotland.

* In the role of Lucia’s doomed lover, Alfredo Kraus matches Sutherland’s musicality note-for-note in a performance bearing the elegance and refinement that has become the veteran tenor’s trademark. Kraus received worldwide acclaim for his rendering of Edgardo.

* This historical performance, conducted by Richard Bonynge, was filmed live in its entirety during the November 13, 1982 performance at the Metropolitan Opera House and is an absolute must for every admirer of Donizetti’s operas.
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Works on This Recording

Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Alfredo Kraus (Tenor), Pablo Elvira (Baritone), Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano),
Paul Plishka (Bass)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Chorus,  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1982 

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