Donizetti - Lucrezia Borgia (DVD) | Opus Arte OA1237D

Donizetti - Lucrezia Borgia (DVD)

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Label: Opus Arte

Cat No: OA1237D

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 28th April 2017

Contents

Artists

Joan Sutherland
Alfredo Kraus
Anne Howells
Stafford Dean
Robin Leggate
Philip Gelling
Michael Goldthorpe
Paul Hudson
Roderick Kennedy
Alun Jenkins
Gwynneth Price
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Conductor

Richard Bonynge

Works

Donizetti, Gaetano

Lucrezia Borgia

Artists

Joan Sutherland
Alfredo Kraus
Anne Howells
Stafford Dean
Robin Leggate
Philip Gelling
Michael Goldthorpe
Paul Hudson
Roderick Kennedy
Alun Jenkins
Gwynneth Price
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Conductor

Richard Bonynge

About

Donizetti’s operatic portrayal of Lucrezia Borgia is one of the most demanding roles for a soprano, and only such accomplished stars as Joan Sutherland have risen to the challenge. Lucrezia was notorious in Renaissance Ferrara as much for her beauty as for the political intrigue and suspicious deaths that surrounded her and her family. Here Sutherland deftly captures the complexity of a powerful, vengeful woman, who is at the same time a loving mother – in the final scenes she chillingly shows her unsuspecting victims the coffins in which they will be buried, but cannot bear the heartbreaking revelations that follow. Richard Bonynge conducts a cast including Alfredo Kraus as Gennaro, supported by the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and Royal Opera Chorus in John Copley's production for The Royal Opera. This recording, with burnt-in English subtitles, is preserved in its original Standard Definition and 4:3 picture format.

Running time: 147 minutes
Sound format: PCM stereo

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