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Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor / Rost, Ford, Mackerras, Hanover Band

Release Date: 08/26/2016 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 88985333902   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Andrea RostAlastair MilesBruce FordAnthony Michaels-Moore
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hanover BandLondon Voices
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In 1998, Sir Charles Mackerras, one of the last century’s most versatile and enterprising opera conductors, made a new recording of Lucia di Lammermoor, following Donizetti's original autograph score and offering a reading in keeping with performance practice in the composer’s time. Acclaim for the set included the review of MusicWeb International.com: “In the eponymous role the Hungarian soprano Andrea Rost is distinctly in the leggiero tradition of light flexible voices… Bruce Ford is his usual dependable self, singing ardently and expressively… The recording quality in this version is outstanding and well balanced. Adherents of period bands will find much to enjoy under Sir Charles Mackerras’s ever idiomatic and sympathetic baton.” And Read more Classic CD, hailing it as “Disc of the Month” gave it 5 stars and declared it the “preferred version” of Lucia. Read less

Works on This Recording

Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Andrea Rost (Soprano), Alastair Miles (Bass), Bruce Ford (Tenor),
Anthony Michaels-Moore (Baritone)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hanover Band,  London Voices
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 

Customer Reviews

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 Excellent, Offbeat Lucia  February 5, 2019 By peter k. (ellicott city, MD) See All My Reviews "Offbeat because it is the "Original version from 1835", which lacks some of the customary vocal pyrotechnics. That said, Ms Rost sings with beauty and passion, and her supporting cast is strong. Mackerras' conducting is propulsive and forceful. Excellent recorded sound." Report Abuse
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