M1500 .R67 D66 2004 DVD
Opera in two acts. Music by Gioacchino Rossini. Libretto by Andrea Leone Tottola after Sir Walter Scott.
Director Werner Herzog and conductor Riccardo Muti combine with the finest of casts to lavish Rossini's rarely performed Neapolitan masterpiece, set in feudal sixteenth-century Scotland, with the genius it deserves. June Anderson is an outstanding Elena (the Lady of the Lake) in the 1992 production of the melodrama based on Sir Walter Scott's poem. Unlocked from the archives of RAI television, this is a classic recording from one of the world's great opera houses.
June Anderson, soprano ; Martine Dupuy, mezzo-soprano ; Rockwell Blake, Chris Merritt, tenors ; Giorgio Surjan, baritone ; Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro alla Scala ; Riccardo Muti, conductor.
Recorded June 1992 at Teatro alla Scala, Milan.
Sung in Italian with English subtitles.
Distributed by Opus Arte (www.opusarte.com).