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Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia / Bonynge, Sutherland, Stevens, Elkins, Ewer, Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra

Donizetti / Sutherland / Allman / Bonynge
Release Date: 06/14/2011 
Label:  Opera Australia   Catalog #: 56006   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Graeme EwerRonald StevensMargreta ElkinsDame Joan Sutherland,   ... 
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Australian Opera ChorusElizabethan Sydney Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Lucrezia Borgia, infamous noblewoman of the Renaissance, has outlived three husbands and is now married to Don Alfonso, Duke of Ferrara. After the Borgia’s palace is defaced by vandals, Lucrezia demands the desecrator’s death to avenge the insult. When the noble young soldier Gennaro is arrested for the crime, Lucrezia’s thirst for vengeance and murder sets in motion a tragic chain of events that eventually destroys her enemies and herself. Lucrezia Borgia, infamous noblewoman of the Renaissance, has outlived three husbands and is now married to Don Alfonso, Duke of Ferrara. After the Borgia’s palace is defaced by vandals, Lucrezia demands the desecrator’s death to avenge the insult. When the noble young soldier Gennaro is arrested for the crime, Lucrezia’s thirst for vengeance and murder sets in motion a tragic chain of events that eventually destroys her enemies and herself. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Lucrezia Borgia by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Graeme Ewer (Baritone), Ronald Stevens (Baritone), Margreta Elkins (Mezzo Soprano),
Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano), Robert Allman (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Australian Opera Chorus,  Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Italy 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 Very fine February 9, 2021 By J. Tatnall (West Grove, PA) See All My Reviews "Sutherland recorded Lucrezia in the studio with Horne, Aragall, and Wixell. Comparing the present live recording to the studio effort made about the same time (1977) finds Sutherland in fine form, a tenor of ability, Ron Stevens, if not the sweetness of voice of Aragall, Margreta Elkins a superb Orsini, (preferable to Horne and every bit the equal of Verrett on the Caballe RCA recording,) and a fine baritone in Robert Allman. The other plus here is Maestro Bonynge who is always more dramatic in the theatre than in the studio. The performance crackles with tension and the chorus and orchestra are spot on." Report Abuse
 A classic performance December 9, 2014 By Paul s. (towson, MD) See All My Reviews "This recording delivered all that was promised. The performance by Sutherland was inspiring, as expected. The orchestra was at times a bit remote. Nevertheless the atmosphere was set and it adds to the long list of memorable Sutherland/Bonynge collaborations" Report Abuse
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