Sunday, 4 September 2011

Lucia di Lammermoor, by Gaetano Donizetti

I have seen this opera 3 times live.

Lucia di Lammermoor 1989-09-05, 2000-06-22, 2002-06-10

First in Oslo (1989) with Elizabeth Norberg-Schulz as Lucia, and Knut Skram as Enrico. Then in 2000 in Vienna with Edita Gruberova as Lucia. In 2002 in Vienna with Stefania Bonfadelli. The veteran soprano Gruberova seemed to be younger as Lucia compared to the young soprano Stefania Bonfadelli. Stage magic!!

I am currently reading the original story by Sir Walter Scott. But the action in Bride of Lammermoor is so slow... It is slowly, finally getting some sense of maybe the story will go and get some action. We do not live in the age of infinite patience.

I have the DVD with Marcelo Alvarez as Edgardo and Stefania Bonfadelli as Lucia.

DONIZETTI: Lucia di Lammermoor

Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova 2003

Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova, Patrick Fournillier

Picture Format: 16:9 Anamorph
Sound Format: LPCM stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Running Time: 145 Mins
Region Code: PAL All
Booklet Languages: GB, F, D
Recording Date: June 2003
Cat no.: DV-OPLDIL 

On a later occasion will write more deeply about this opera and the novel if I ever get to end of it.

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