M1500 .D66 L83 2004 DVD
Opera. Music by Gaetano Donizetti. Libretto by Salvatore Cammarano.
Donizetti's great tragedy is his undisputed masterpiece of melancholic romanticism, with the doomed love between Lucia and Edgardo retold from Scott's novel The Bride of Lammermoor. The 1992 production heightens the story's powerful libretto with its dramatic visual design and first-class musical performances. Unlocked from the archives of RAI television, this is a classic recording from one of the world's great opera houses.
Cast: Mariella Devia, Floriana Sovilla, sopranos ; Vincenzo La Scola, Marco Berti, Ernesto Gavazzi, tenors ; Renato Bruson, baritone ; Carlo Colombara, bass ; Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro alla Scala ; Stefano Ranzani, conductor.
Recorded in 1992 at Teatro alla Scala, Milan.
Sung in Italian with subtitles in English.
Distributed by Opus Arte (www.opusarte.com).