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Donizetti: Lucia Di Lammermoor / Devia, Bruson, Ranzani, Et Al

Donizetti / Bruson / Devia / Scola / Ranzani
Release Date: 07/20/2004 
Label:  Opus Arte   Catalog #: 3003  
Composer:  Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Ernesto GavazziCarlo ColombaraVincenzo La ScolaRenato Bruson,   ... 
Conductor:  Stefano Ranzani
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala OrchestraMilan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Donizetti's great tragedy is his undisputed masterpiece of melancholic romanticism, with the doomed love between Lucia and Edgardo retold from Sir Walter Scott's novel The Bride of Lammermoor. The 1992 production heightens the story's powerful libretto with its dramatic visual design and first class musical performances. Sung in Italian.

Enrico Ashton: Renato Bruson
Lucia: Mariella Devia
Sir Edgardo: Vincenzo La Scola
Lord Arturo Bucklaw: Marco Berti
Raimondo Bidebent: Carlo Colombara
Alisa: Floriana Sovilla
Normann: Ernesto Gavazzi

The third in this collectable mid-price set, the DVD includes a 28 page booklet with full libretto by Salvadore Cammarano.
Read more /> UNLOCKED FROM THE ARCHIVES OF RAI TELEVISION, THIS IS A CLASSIC RECORDING FROM ONE OF THE WORLD'S GREAT OPERA HOUSES.

ALL REGIONS - Running time 143 mins
Subtitles GB
Picture format 4:3
Sound format Dolby Stereo
Cat. No OA LS3003 D
Barcode 809478030034
Dimensions (mm) H-192/W-136/D-14

"If you had happened into La Scala some time in 1992 and encountered this performance of Donizetti's Lucia, you would have left the opera house truly satisfied. The handsome, obviously expensive sets by Pier 'Alli (who also directed and is responsible for the good-looking costumes) are atmospheric, with the first-act fountain scene open and beautifully lit, the Ravenswood graveyard suitably full of character, and the columned hall of Lammermoor castle, with its ruined walls, implying just what it should--decrepit grandeur. The lead singers are well-known in the opera world, and they shine in their roles." - Robert Levine, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

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Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Ernesto Gavazzi (Tenor), Carlo Colombara (Bass), Vincenzo La Scola (Tenor),
Renato Bruson (Baritone), Mariella Devia (Soprano), Marco Berti (Tenor),
Floriana Sovilla (Soprano)
Conductor:  Stefano Ranzani
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 

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