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DONIZETTI: Lucie de Lammermoor (Lucia di Lammermoor) (sung in French) (Lyon Opera, 2002) (PAL)


DONIZETTI: Lucie de Lammermoor (Lucia di Lammermoor) (sung in French) (Lyon Opera, 2002) (PAL)

DV-OPLDL DONIZETTI: Lucia di Lammermoor
Lucia di Lammermoor


Orchestra and Chorus of the Opéra National de Lyon, Evelino Pidò

(Based on Walter Scott’s novel “The Bride of Lammermoor”)


Recorded at:              Opéra National

Picture Format:           16:9

Sound Format:            LPCM stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1

Running Time:             140 mins

Region Code:              PAL All

Booklet Languages:   GB, F, D

Recording Date:         January 2002



“A fine actress with a fresh timbre and a compellingly musical command of flowing line and florid decoration, she looked

terrific … Ciofi brought to mind the young Lella Cuberli’s fine recording of the piece.”


Donizetti’s opera in three acts showcases the brilliant young Italian soprano Patrizia Ciofi, alongside operatic superstar Roberto Alagna. Ciofi, who was brought in to deputise for the ailing Nathalie Dessay, establishes herself in her own right and gives a truly masterful and lyrical portrayal of Donizetti’s great heroine, in what is acknowledged to be the archetype of the romantic Italian opera.


While the opera reduces Sir Walter Scott’s complex novel to a three-person constellation and to a great extent ignores the political circumstances that are at the heart of the family feud, the desperate love story of Lucy and Edgar contains such passionate drama as to overshadow anything that has gone before.




Patrizia Ciofi

Sir Arthur

Marc Laho

Edgard Ravenswood

Roberto Alagna


Nicolas Cavallier

Henry Ashton

Ludovic Tezier


Yves Saelens


Donizetti, Gaetano

Cammarano, Salvadore

Pido, Evelino

Lyon National Opera Orchestra

Lyon National Opera Chorus

Alagna, Roberto; Cavallier, Nicolas; Ciofi, Patrizia; Laho, Marc; Saelens, Yves; Tezier, Ludovic


Genre: Opera

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: DV-OPLDL

Barcode: 5450270008698

Distribution Note(s):

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Listening samples not available for this release.

Physical Release: 12/2003

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