Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (complete opera recorded in 2016)

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Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (complete opera recorded in 2016)
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Charles Castronovo, Diana Damrau, Ludovic Tezier, Kwangchul Youn / Daniel Oren, conductor

[ Erato / Warner Classics DVD / DVD ]

Release Date: Wednesday 25 October 2017

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Diana Damrau's reputation as the world's leading coloratura soprano has been built on her extraordinary technical virtuosity, her sensitive musicianship and her acute psychological insight. In Katie Mitchell's sometimes radical production of Lucia di Lammermoor from the Royal Opera House, she is, as the Financial Times wrote, 'brilliantly convincing'. Award winning director Katie Mitchell took a revisionist approach to the drama, updating the action to the mid-19th century and applying a feminist slant as she added new and unexpected elements. Mitchell also made extensive use of a 'split screen' effect on the stage, counterpointing two different pieces of action at key moments.

Running time: 123 min. approx. (opera) + 15 min. (bonus)

Languages: Sung in Italian, with subtitles available in Italian,

French, German, English, Spanish

Audio specs: Stereo LPCM 2.0 / Dolby Digital 5.1, NTSC - All

Introduction to Lucia di Lammermoor
The sound of madness: The glass harmonica in Lucia di Lammermoor

Lucia di Lammermoor trailer (The Royal Opera)