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At the Opera- 2/23/13 - Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor


Lucia di Lammermoor is an opera in three acts by Gaetano Donizetti. Salvadore Cammarano wrote the Italian language libretto loosely based upon Sir Walter Scott's historical novel The Bride of Lammermoor.

Donizetti wrote Lucia di Lammermoor in 1835, a time when several factors led to the height of his reputation as a composer of opera. Gioachino Rossini had recently retired and Vincenzo Bellini had died shortly before the premiere of Lucia leaving Donizetti as "the sole reigning genius of Italian opera".Not only were conditions ripe for Donizetti's success as a composer, but there was also a European interest in the history and culture of Scotland. The perceived romance of its violent wars and feuds, as well as its folklore and mythology, intrigued 19th century readers and audiences.

The story concerns the emotionally fragile Lucy Ashton (Lucia) who is caught in a feud between her own family and that of the Ravenswoods. The setting is the Lammermuir Hills of Scotland (Lammermoor) in the 17th century. This 1990 recordings stars Cheryl Studer and Placido Domingo. Ion Marin conducts.

 
Saturday, February 23, 2013

Play List

8:00p
8:00p
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo - Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor; Label: Naxos; Number: 8550240 FindBUY FindBUY
8:08p
Gaetano Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - LSO; Ion Marin, conductor; Placido Domingo; Label: Deutsche Grammophon; Number: 4353092 FindBUY FindBUY
10:00p
10:52p
Verdi: La Traviata (excerpts) - Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; Sir John Pritchard, conductor; Sutherlan/Bergonzi; Label: Decca Import / London; Number: 289460759-2 FindBUY FindBUY
11:00p
11:33p
Puccini: TOSCA: Recondita armonia - Royal Philharmonic; Leona Magiera, conductor; Pavarotti; Label: Decca; Number: 448700-2 FindBUY FindBUY
11:36p
Verdi: La forza del destino: Invan Alvaro - Royal Philharmonic; Leona Magiera, conductor; Pavarotti; Label: Decca; Number: 448700-2 FindBUY FindBUY
11:45p
Verdi: I lombardi: L'acque sante del Giordano - Royal Philharmonic; Leona Magiera, conductor; Pavarotti; Label: Decca; Number: 448700-2 FindBUY FindBUY
11:50p
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo - Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor; Label: Naxos; Number: 8550240 FindBUY FindBUY
11:56p
Giacomo Puccini: Edgar, opera: Prelude to Act III - Czecho-Slovack Radio Symphony Orchestra; Ondrej Lenard, conductor; Label: Naxos; Number: 8550240 FindBUY FindBUY

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