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At The Opera, Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia / Jussi Bjorling Carnegie Hall Recital, February 25, 2017


Lucrezia Borgia is a melodramatic opera in a prologue and two acts by Gaetano Donizetti. Felice Romani wrote the Italian libretto after the play Lucrezia Borgia by Victor Hugo, in its turn after the legend of Lucrezia Borgia. Lucrezia Borgia was first performed on December 26, 1833 at La Scala, Milan.


Don Alfonso – Ezio Flagello

Lucrezia Borgia – Montserat Caballe

Gennaro – Alfredo Kraus

Maffino Orsini – Shirley Verrett


RCA Italiana Opera Orchestra and Chorus

Jonel Perlea – conductor

RCA - 1966


8:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:14 p.m.
Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia BUY RCA; Jonel Perlea, conductor
10:00 p.m.
10:36 p.m.
Jussi Bjorling BUY from Jussi Bj÷rling Rediscovered
RCA 82876532312

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