Lucia di Lammermoor
Orchestra and Chorus of the Opéra National de Lyon, Evelino Pid?/span>
on Walter Scott’s novel “The Bride of Lammermoor?
stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Time: 140 mins
Languages: GB, F, D
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." --www.classicstoday.com
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.
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.