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Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia / Bonynge, Royal Opera House


Release Date: 05/26/2017 
Label:  Opus Arte   Catalog #: OA1237D  
Composer:  Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Philip GellingAlun JenkinsPaul HudsonDame Joan Sutherland,   ... 
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden OrchestraRoyal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
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Illicit love, suspicion, deception and supernatural portents of doom lead to a shocking drama at a masked ball in 1790s Sweden. The incomparable Placido Domingo stars as the dashing King Gustavus III, whose reforms have inspired talk of assassination among the conservative nobility. Katia Ricciarelli is Gustavus's beloved Amelia, married to his closest friend, Anckarstrom, sung by Piero Cappuccilli. Claudio Abbado conducts the distinguished cast, supported by the Orchestra of the Royal Opera house and Royal Opera Chorus, in Otto Schenk's classic production of this Verdi favorite for The Royal Opera. This recording, with English subtitles, is preserved in its original Standard Definition and 4:3 picture format. Illicit love, suspicion, deception and supernatural portents of doom lead to a shocking drama at a masked ball in 1790s Sweden. The incomparable Placido Domingo stars as the dashing King Gustavus III, whose reforms have inspired talk of assassination among the conservative nobility. Katia Ricciarelli is Gustavus's beloved Amelia, married to his closest friend, Anckarstrom, sung by Piero Cappuccilli. Claudio Abbado conducts the distinguished cast, supported by the Orchestra of the Royal Opera house and Royal Opera Chorus, in Otto Schenk's classic production of this Verdi favorite for The Royal Opera. This recording, with English subtitles, is preserved in its original Standard Definition and 4:3 picture format. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Lucrezia Borgia by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Philip Gelling (Bass), Alun Jenkins (Baritone), Paul Hudson (Bass),
Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano), Robin Leggate (Tenor), Alfredo Kraus (Tenor),
Stafford Dean (Bass), Roderick Kennedy (Bass)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Italy 

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