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Saturday, July 13, 2019 Permalink

At The Opera, Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor, July 13, 2019

  

Lucia di Lammermoor is a tragic 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. Sir Walter Scott dramatized these elements in his novel The Bride of Lammermoor, which inspired several musical works including Lucia.

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.

Cast:

Lucia – Renata Scotto

Edgardo – Luciano Pavarotti

Enrico – Piero Cappuccilli

RAI – 1967

Francesco Molinari Pradelli - conductor

Playlist

8:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:16 p.m.
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor BUY ; Pradelli, conductor
11:00 p.m.
11:02 p.m.
Richard Wagner: George London sings Wagner BUY from Most Wanted Recitals!: George London On Broadway; composed by Richard Wagner
11:34 p.m.
Puccini: Madama Butterfly: Love Duet BUY from Century's Greatest Singers in Puccini; composed by Puccini
11:44 p.m.
Puccini: E Lucevan Le Stelle BUY from Century's Greatest Singers in Puccini; composed by Puccini
11:47 p.m.
Puccini: Manon Lescaut: Donna Non Vidi Mai BUY from Century's Greatest Singers in Puccini; composed by Puccini
11:50 p.m.
Puccini: TOSCA: Recondita Armonia BUY from Century's Greatest Singers in Puccini; composed by Puccini
11:52 p.m.
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
11:56 p.m.
Puccini: Le villi, opera: La Tregenda BUY from Opera Intermezzi and Preludes; composed by Puccini
Naxos 8550240


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