Gaetano Donizetti Lucia di Lammermoor

The Greatest Years of Maria Callas - Gaetano Donizetti: Lucia Di Lammermoor (2CD, 1997)

The Greatest Years of Maria Callas - Gaetano Donizetti: Lucia Di Lammermoor (2CD, 1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) | tracks: 26 | ~ 606 Mb | 2:27:21 | Full Scans (Artwork & Libretto)
Label: Sakkaris Records | 5% recovery record | Genre: Classical, opera

The next rare recording of Maria Callas I share with you, is a great performance of Donizetti's opera, held at Rome on 26/6/1957 with Orchestra and Chorus of Rome (della RAI) and conductor the famous Tullio Serafin. A digitally remastered recording from the original LP with the whole libretto scanned. A collectors' item in lossless.
Dessay, Beczala, Bannik, Sulimsky, Mariinsky, Gergiev - Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (2011) [Official Digital Download]

Natalie Dessay, Piotr Beczala, Ilya Bannik, Vladislav Sulimsky,
Mariinsky Orchestra & Chorus, Valery Gergiev - Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (2011)

FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 131:05 minutes | 2,32 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The Mariinsky label’s opera recordings have garnered acclaim and awards from around the world, most recently for Valery Gergiev’s recording of Parsifal released in 2010. For the label’s fifth opera, Gergiev conducts Donizetti’s masterpiece with a magnificent cast led by Natalie Dessay…
Maria Callas - Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (1960/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (1960) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 111:18 minutes | 2,32 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklets

In the six years that had passed since 1953, and her first recording of Lucia di Lammermoor, Callas's voice had maybe become less robust, but her singing had become still more perceptive. As Gramophone said: 'Mme Callas has refined her interpretation of the role, and made it more exquisite, more fascinating, musically and dramatically more subtle - in a word, more beautiful'.
Maria Callas - Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (1954/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - Donizetti: Lucia Di Lammermoor (1954) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 110:24 minutes | 1,13 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklets

This Lucia di Lammermoor was the first complete recording that Callas made under the aegis of Walter Legge for EMI/Columbia - and also her first recording with Giuseppe di Stefano, Tito Gobbi and her mentor Tullio Serafin. She had made her role debut as Lucia the previous year, bringing tragic stature to the archetypal fragile bel canto heroine. Gramophone described her recorded performance as'certainly some of the finest singing of our time'.
Donizetti - Lucia di Lammermoor (Richard Bonynge, Joan Sutherland, Richard Greager) (2004/1986)

Donizetti - Lucia di Lammermoor (Richard Bonynge, Joan Sutherland, Richard Greager) (2004/1986)
PAL 4:3 (720x576) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.48 Gb (DVD9) | 143 min
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol

Lucia di Lammermoor catapulted Joan Sutherland to international fame in 1959. It is a role with which her name is now inextricably linked and one which provides a perfect showcase for her remarkable vocal agility and acting ability. Set in the misty moors of Scotland, Lucia di Lammermoor is based on the novel by Sir Walter Scott. It is a tragic tale of star-crossed lovers separated by a family feud. In Gaetano Donizetti's dark, romantic opera, the forces of hate tear the young couple apart, leading to madness and murder. Richard Greager, Malcolm Donnelly, Joan Sutherland. Directed by John Copley, conducted by Richard Bonynge.
Donizetti - Lucia di Lammermoor (Lamberto Gardelli, Katia Ricciarelli, Jose Carreras) [2006 / 1986]

Donizetti - Lucia di Lammermoor (Lamberto Gardelli, Katia Ricciarelli, Jose Carreras) [2006 / 1986]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7,16 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: BCS | Sub: No | 133 min | +3% Recovery

This is my favorite production of Lucia di Lammermoor on DVD. If you're not familiar with the opera, it wouldn't be the best choice because there are no subtitles. Although the picture can be a bit grainy, the all-important sound quality is fine. Jose Carreras, as Edgardo, is the star of this production. His final scene (staged next to Lucia's deathbed) is as powerful as Lucia's Mad Scene. Carreras' voice flows so naturally from him that it can appear effortless. His voice is full but also beautifully delicate and vulnerable. His acting is restrained but expressive; it's never overwrought (as we sometimes see today) no matter how emotional the scene. This is a great opportunity to see the least famous of The Three Tenors in an opera on DVD…
By Toni Bernhard
Donizetti - Lucia di Lammermoor (Angelo Campori, Luciana Serra, Alfredo Kraus, Giorgio Zancanaro) [2005/1986]

Donizetti - Lucia di Lammermoor (Angelo Campori, Luciana Serra, Alfredo Kraus, Giorgio Zancanaro) [2005/1986]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 6 ch); (Dolby AC3, 2 ch); (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.42 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Hardy | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Espanol, Japanese | 144 min | +3% Recovery

Lucia di Lammermoor is a dramma tragico (tragic opera) in three acts by Gaetano Donizetti. Salvadore Cammarano wrote the Italian language libretto loosely based upon Sir Walter Scott's historical novel The Bride of Lammermoor.Donizetti wrote Lucia di Lammermoor in 1835, a time when several factors led to the height of his reputation as a composer of opera. Gioachino Rossini had recently retired and Vincenzo Bellini had died shortly before the premier of Lucia leaving Donizetti as "the sole reigning genius of Italian opera"…
Donizetti - Lucia di Lammermoor (Bruno Bartoletti, Renata Scotto, Carlo Bergonzi) [2007/1967]

Donizetti - Lucia di Lammermoor (Bruno Bartoletti, Renata Scotto, Carlo Bergonzi) [2007/1967]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 4.34 Gb (DVD5)
Classical | Label: VAI | Sub: Deutsch, English, Espanol, Francais, Italiano | 138 min | +3% Recovery

For those that are not familiar with Renata Scotto in her prime, this DVD should be a revelation. Not only is the voice beautiful but her technique is brilliant. The mad scene is a highlight. If she is not quite as showy with pyrotechnics as Sutherland and Sills, she is still spectacular. The pathos and word pointing she brings to every scene is unique. It confirms why many see her as the rightful successor to Maria Callas. Her Edgardo is Carlo Bergonzi, another paragon of operatic style, who matches her note for note with elegance and beauty of tone…
By OperaLover
Donizetti - Lucia di Lammermoor (Richard Bonynge, Joan Sutherland, Alfredo Kraus) (2005/1982)

Donizetti - Lucia di Lammermoor (Richard Bonynge, Joan Sutherland, Alfredo Kraus) (2005/1982)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.19 Gb (DVD9) | 137 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

The Metropolitan Opera performance of Lucia Di Lammermoor features Joan Sutherland in a triumphant return to the Met after a four year absence. Dame Joan gives a performance of astounding facility and musical sensitivity. Gaetano Donizetti's tragic masterpiece is based on Sir Walter Scott's novel, The Bride of Lammermoor, a brooding tale of love, murder, and vengeance set in seventeenth-century Scotland. Taped live in its entirety on November 13, 1982.
Donizetti - Lucia di Lammermoor (Stefano Ranzani, Mariella Devia, Vincenzo La Scola) (2004/1992)

Donizetti - Lucia di Lammermoor (Stefano Ranzani, Mariella Devia, Vincenzo La Scola) (2004/1992)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.72 Gb (DVD9) | 140 min
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English

Donizetti's great tragedy is his undisputed masterpiece of melancholic romanticism, with the doomed love between Lucia and Edgardo retold from Sir Walter 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.