Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore (complete opera recorded in 1981)

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Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore (complete opera recorded in 1981)
Metropolitan Opera / Luciano Pavarotti, Judith Blegen, Sesto Bruscantini, Brent Ellis / Nicola Rescigno

[ Decca DVD / DVD ]

Release Date: Friday 19 July 2019

Rated: G - Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993Suitable for General Audiences

Filmed in 1981, live from the Metropolitan Opera, Luciano Pavarotti sings Nemorino in Donizetti's comic opera. This one of his Pavarotti's most famous roles and here he sings it in his prime joined by an all-star ensemble: Judith Blegen sings the role of Adina and the great comic baritone Sesto Bruscantini plays the wily Dr Dulcamara. Nicola Rescigno conducts. Kirk Browning's production is traditional and entertaining. Now available worldwide for the first time on Decca DVD.

First release on DVD of the classic Met gala with Pavarotti and Sutherland from 1987.

Two of the greatest opera stars of the time, and long-term singing partners, Luciano Pavarotti and Joan Sutherland, come together to perform four famous scenes from Acts I and III of Lucia di Lammermoor, Act III of La Traviata and Act III of Rigoletto.

Joined by the great Italian baritone Leo Nucci and conducted by Richard Bonynge.

The scenes are complete and fully staged, making this different from other DVDs of individual arias and ensembles.

Scenes from
DONIZETTI: Lucia di Lammermoor
VERDI: La Traviata
VERDI: Rigoletto