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Donizetti: Lucia Di Lammermoor Highlights / Sutherland, Pavarotti


Release Date: 04/08/2010 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 421885   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Sherrill MilnesDame Joan SutherlandLuciano PavarottiNicolai Ghiaurov
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden OrchestraRoyal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Sutherland is featured at the peak of her powers, accompanied by a stellar cast, notably Pavarotti, Milnes and Ghiaurov... In this acclaimed 1971 recording I have been particularly impressed by...the aria Regnava nel silenzio [which] has a dangerously excited Lucia waiting by the ruined fountain where she is to meet her lover Edgardo... Sutherland as Lucia is beautifully in tune and her coloratura display is in brilliant form... I was struck by the well known duet Sulla tomba che rinserra between the girlish Lucia who is calming down her angry lover Edgardo... Sutherland is compelling and controlled and Pavarotti is a pleasingly ardent lover singing with a heroic sense of character. This is a wonderful interpretation with moments of great Read more harmony to savour... Conductor Richard Bonynge directs the proceedings with well-chosen tempi and an unerring grasp of the required drama... This is a splendid set.

-- Michael Cookson, MusicWeb International [reviewing the complete Lucia di Lammermoor, Decca 001305602]
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Works on This Recording

1. Lucia di Lammermoor: Cruda, funesta smania...La pietade by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Sherrill Milnes (Baritone)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Naples, Italy 
Language: Italian 
2. Lucia di Lammermoor: Regnava nel silenzio by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Language: Italian 
3. Lucia di Lammermoor: Sulla tomba che rinserra...Verranno a te by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Language: Italian 
4. Lucia di Lammermoor: Soffriva nel pianto by Gaetano Donizetti
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Language: Italian 
5. Lucia di Lammermoor: Chi mi frena in tal momento? (Sextet) by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Sherrill Milnes (Baritone), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor),
Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Language: Italian 
6. Lucia di Lammermoor: Dalle stanze, ove Lucia tratta avea by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Language: Italian 
7. Lucia di Lammermoor: Ardon gl'incensi "Mad Scene" by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Language: Italian 
8. Lucia di Lammermoor: Fra poco a me ricovero by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Language: Italian 

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