His large, focused, and penetrating baritone and his forceful delivery make him a character who could plausibly intimidate his sister or just about anyone other than Edgardo into acting against her better judgment. The staging is fine too, the Mad scene is the highlight of the opera for me and it is staged with finesse, is very evocative and Dessay is the best here of the entire production.
Stricken with grief, he takes comfort in the belief that he will soon be reunited with her in heaven and stabs himself with a dagger.
Just before the premiere in Naples, the glass harmonica player got into a dispute with the theater regarding money and walked out.
All those Italian melodies flow beautifully Alisa tells Lucia that the apparition is a warning and that she must give up her love for Edgardo. Natalie Dessay appears courtesy of Virgin Classics. Classical Review July there is something distinctively Russian about this Lammermoor.
In the aria "Il dolce suono" she imagines being with Edgardo, soon to be happily married. The Mad Scene is enthralling. At that point Edgardo suddenly appears in the hall. Joyfully, she anticipates the happy life they will have together.
Hers is an altogether memorable account of the role. And need I mention how superb he was in his final scene? Gergiev and his forces had made their way through almost all the important 19th and 20th century Russian operas for Philips before establishing the Mariinsky label in It is also sensitive to dynamic markings: Enrico reaffirms his hatred for the Ravenswood family and his determination to end the relationship.
Edgardo enters; for political reasons, he must leave immediately for France. Enrico enters and at first threatens Lucia but later softens when he realizes her condition. This is a version of Lucia that should be of interest to any fan of the opera. Normanno, captain of the castle guard, and other retainers are searching for an intruder.
He was a student of Anastasia Jempelis, one of the earliest champions of the Suzuki method in the United States. The dark plot of the tragic opera in three acts, first performed in Naples inlends itself to spectacular musical drama. Top singing from Vladislav Sulimsky as Enrico.
The sound is clean, warm, nicely present, and well-balanced. On her wedding night, she fatally stabs her husband and descends into insanity. She is particularly renowned for her interpretation of the role of Lucia, which she has performed at the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House and the Mariinsky Theatre.
It is confirmed that Edgardo is indeed the intruder. A Hall in Lammermoor Castle Raimondo interrupts the marriage celebrations to tell the guests that Lucia has gone mad and killed her bridegroom Arturo. Ludovic Tezier with his rich voice and powerful acting makes for a scheming yet also sympathetic Enrico.
The costumes and sets are suitably sumptuous, helped by the atmospheric lighting and skilled camera work. October how authentic a Donizettian can [Gergiev] be? Most sopranos, however, add ornamentation to demonstrate their technical ability, as was the tradition in the bel canto period.
Donizetti originally used the glass harmonica in this scene.Wow - this recording is brilliant. Natalie Dessay steals the show with her delightful, vibrant voice and Gergiev is in his element conducting the Mariinsky orchestra.
The other soloists are perfectly matched with Dessay and both the characters and plot are portrayed brilliantly, even on a recording. Donizetti - Lucia di Lammermoor / Joan. Natalie Dessay’s light soprano gives a vivid impression of Lucia’s vulnerable personality.
The Mad Scene is enthralling. Piotr Beczala is a gloriously virile Edgardo, and the Italian style of the Russian cast more than acceptable. Oct 22, · With Natalie Dessay, Joseph Calleja, Ludovic Tézier, Kwangchul Youn.
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Add the first question. User Reviews. Lots of /10(15). Feb 26, · “Lucia di Lammermoor,” with Natalie Dessay as the title character, at the Metropolitan Opera.
Credit Ruby Washington/The New York Times. Deep in Act II of Donizetti’s opera “Lucia di. After Lucia di Lammermoor was produced in Paris, The French version is performed far less frequently than the Italian, but it was revived to great acclaim by Natalie Dessay and Roberto Alagna at the Opéra National de Lyon in Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - Natalie Dessay, Valery Gergiev on AllMusic - - With the release of Lucia di Lammermoor.Download