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Host Sean Bianco brings you a full-length opera featuring great voices from the past and present followed by “Opera Potpourri.”
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