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Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor / Cleva, Metropolitan Opera Association

Release Date: 10/06/2017 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 88985470392  
Composer:  Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Norman ScottJames McCrackenLily PonsFrank Guarrera,   ... 
Conductor:  Fausto Cleva
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Association OrchestraMetropolitan Opera Association Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Sony Classical is delighted to offer lovers of singing another ten complete recordings from the RCA Red Seal, CBS/Sony Classical and Eurodisc catalogues. The latest instalment of this wide-ranging series not only features some of the greatest voices of the last century but also spotlights once popular works that have been unduly neglected in recent times. “Neglected” doesn’t apply to the oldest recording here, presenting a repertoire cornerstone of the Italian repertoire – Donizetti’s coloratura showcase Lucia di Lammermoor. At the Met, the title role was long associated with the delightful French soprano Lily Pons, who made her house debut as Lucia in 1931 and reigned over New York until her farewell stage appearance 28 seasons later, Read more again as Lucia. She only recorded the part once, in 1954, opposite tenor Richard Tucker and with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra conducted by Fausto Cleva. That famous set, sounding better than ever, is now available on CD for the first time, remastered from the original analogue tapes. Read less

Works on This Recording

Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Norman Scott (Bass), James McCracken (Tenor), Lily Pons (Soprano),
Frank Guarrera (Baritone), Richard Tucker (Tenor), Thelma Votipka (Mezzo Soprano),
Thomas Hayward (Tenor)
Conductor:  Fausto Cleva
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Association Orchestra,  Metropolitan Opera Association Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Notes: This selection is a mono recording. 

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