Donizetti: Lucia Di Lammermoor (1970)

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Catalog: WS121.405

Díaz, Justino; Ambrosian Opera Chorus; London Symphony Orchestra; Cappuccilli, Piero; Bergonzi, Carlo; Erwen, Keith; Kern, Patricia; Sills, Beverly; Schippers, Thomas; Dallapozza, Adolf

Among the countless studio recordings of Lucia di Lammermoor, this Westminster recording from the early seventies is particularly noteworthy. First of all for the conductor, Thomas Schippers, one of the most sensitive interpreters of Italian opera, especially in Verdi. The role of the protagonist is played by the American soprano Beverly Sills, who in this edition restores Lucia’s original voice, altered by the dramatic interpretation of Maria Callas twenty years earlier. Carlo Bergonzi, on the other hand, was one of the reference Edgardo of the second half of the twentieth century, and, in addition to this, he recorded another famous Lucia with Anno Moffo, released for RCA in 1966. Finally, the great Italian baritone Piero Cappuccilli, himself to his second incision of the character of Enrico. An edition of constant reference.

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