Donizetti Lucia di Lammermoor Sills Bergonzi Cappuccilli Díaz LSO Thomas Schipp

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Name:Donizetti Lucia di Lammermoor Sills Bergonzi Cappuccilli Díaz LSO Thomas Schipp

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Donizetti Lucia di Lammermoor booklet.pdf (Size: 274.28 MB) (Files: 9)

 Donizetti Lucia di Lammermoor booklet.pdf

5.11 MB

 08 Act II - part III.mp3

45.24 MB

 07 Act II - part II.mp3

45.00 MB

 06 Act II - part I.mp3

19.67 MB

 05 Act I - part V.mp3

30.92 MB

 04 Act I - part IV.mp3

15.70 MB

 03 Act I - part III.mp3

32.48 MB

 02 Act I - part II.mp3

51.37 MB

 01 Act I - part I.mp3

28.79 MB

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London Symphony Orchestra and Ambrosian Opera Chorus - Thomas Schippers
Beverly Sills - Carlo Bergonzi - Piero Cappuccilli - Justino Díaz - William Bennett - Adolf Dallapozza


This Lucia was recorded in 1970, when Beverly Sills was at the peak of her vocal and dramatic powers. She had been singing the role of Lucia on stage for six years, and she knew the character. Here is a manic-depressive who is slightly crazy from the start, and Sills's embellishments to the vocal line, mostly composed especially for her, are always at the service of the drama. She is a far cry from the chirpy Pons and Peters (and even Sutherland, whose just-plain-singing of the role is unmatchable, but who was never all that interested in building character) and comes closer to Callas, but without the great Greek soprano's huge palette of colors or, for that matter, vocal limitations. Sills is gloriously fluent in the coloratura, the high notes are impeccable, and her reading of the words is truly involved and involving. Carlo Bergonzi has everything as Edgardo, while Piero Cappuccilli's Enrico is snarling and cruel. Schippers leads a very tight, exciting, complete performance, and for the first (and only) time on CD, the glass harmonica Donizetti asked for is used in the Mad Scene. This is a must for lovers of great singing.

There have been many outstanding Lucia studio recordings dating back to the LP Era long before digitally remastering and cd recordings. Lucia is the most famous opera of the Donizetti repertoire. It is a great vehicle for the soprano singing Lucia and tenor singing Edgardo. Over the years, many remarkable singers have come across Lucia Di Lammermoor - Lily Pons, Maria Callas, Roberta Peters, Joan Sutherland, Edita Gruberova, Anna Moffo, Cheryl Studer and many others. It is almost a rite of passage. During its day, Donizetti's Lucia became so popular that Donizetti had to rewrite the opera in French to cater to the French opera lovers in Paris. Donizetti's music is a colorful array of emotions and melodrama perfomed in the typical romantic flair that the Romantic Era was so famous for, The tragic story is drawn from the Walter Scott novel supposedly inspired by actual events. A young woman, with a penchant for romance, falls in love with her family's enemy a la Romeo and Juliet. The Ashtons and the Ravenswoods have long feuded over property and social position in the bleak Gothic moors and misty woods of Scotland. Lucia, the quintessential tragic heroine, is forced to marry a man she does not love (Arturo) in accordance to her brother Enrico's wishes. Enrico has plotted and schemed by forging letters and managed to seperate Lucia and Edgardo. During Lucia's wedding to Arturo, she loses her mind and stabs him. Edgardo commits suicide at the opera's finale. It's tragic drama at its best.

On this recording, Thomas Schippers and the London Symphony Orchestra produce a high calibre score in much the same dramatic vein that Herbert Van Karajan pulled in the classic recording with Maria Callas. Plus, it provides a chilling, frightening effect in the Mad Scene with the use of the glass harmonica in addition to the orthodox flute that accompanies the scene. There is also a "storm" effect, both musically and with the studio sound of thunder and lightning in a later scene in which Edgardo broods melancholically in his castle the night of Lucia's wedding. Dramatically and vocally this studio recording is the finest. Beverly Sills proves that you don't have to be a large voiced Maria Callas or Joan Sutherland clone to sing the role of Lucia. Sills' light but well-schooled and well-trained voice becomes aptly dramatic and convincing in all the range of emotions Lucia turns on - haunting and raving in "Regnava Nel Silenzio" and full of ecstasy in the coloratura showpiece "Quando Rapito", tearful, sorrowful and resigned in her duet with Enrico "Soffrivi Nel Pianto".

The Mad Scene is incredible. It is not unrestrained, nor hysterical, but deeply moving in its pathos and unbearable sorrow. We feel pity for Lucia's condition and Sills does not overact. Carlo Bergonzi is a superb Edgardo, joining the ranks of Enrico Caruso who was personally fond of the role and dubbed it his best. Carlo Bergonzi has a masculine, ringing, earthy and dramatic voice that is perfect for the role of the tragic hero Edgardo. Only Placido Domingo sings it as good. The moving finale, in which Edgardo has learned that Lucia has died and true to her love for him, he commits suicide by stabbing himself, determined to join Lucia in the afterlife. His poignant "Tu che a Dio " is lyric, emotional and the sad effect enhanced by the repetition and dominant use of the strings.

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Percorrete le spiaggie vicine
Tu sei turbato! - E n'ho ben donde
Cruda, funesta smania
Il tuo dubbio è ormai certezza
Ancor non giunse!
Regnava nel silenzio
Egli s'avanza
Sulla tomba che rinserra
Verranno a te sull'aure
Lucia, fra poco a te verrà
Appressati, Lucia
Il pallor, funesto, orrendo
Ebben? - Di tua speranza
Ah! cedi, cedi o più sciagure
Per te d'immenso giubilo
Per poco fra le tenebre
Dov'è Lucia?
Ecco il tuo sposo
Chi mi frena in tal momento
Chi raffrena il mio furore?
T'allontana, sciagurato
Maledetto sia l'istante
Orrida è questa notte
Ashton! - Si - Qui del padre ancor respira
D'immenso giubilo
Deh, cessate quel contento
Oh, giusto cielo!
Il dolce suono
Ardon gli incensi
S'avanza Enrico
Spargi d'amaro pianto
Si tragga altrove
Tombe degli avi miei
Fra poco a me ricovero
Oh meschina!
Tu che a Dio spiegasti l'ali

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