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Title: Donizetti Operas
Otros títulos: Lucia di Lammermoor
Lucia di Lammermoor Dramma tragico in tre atti
Lucia di Lammermoor Drama Trágico en Tres Actos
Intérprete/ Colaborador: Gaetano Donizetti; Denia Mazzola; Giuseppe Morino; Silvano Carroli; Mario Rinaudo; Silvano Paolillo; Eva Ruta; Mario Ferrara; Orchestra e Coro del Teatro San Carlo di Napoli; Massimo de Bernart
Código CDU: Do.08
Forma Musical: Operas
Abstract: From Sir Walter Scott's melodramatic novel The Bride of Lammermoor, librettist Salvatore Cammarano cobbled together one of the most contrived and ridiculous plots in all of opera. The opera is saved and made great by Donizetti's flood of fabulous music, which includes one of the greatest of all coloratura parts in the title role. It's got blood and thunder, great choruses, the sextet "Chi mi frena," and above all, the celebrated Mad Scene. Scott's novel had already inspired three operatic treatments by the time of this one. Cammarano had not had much work as a librettist previous to his writing of Lucia, but afterwards he and Donizetti became close partners. Lucia di Lammermoor remains one of Donizetti's most popular works. In the latter part of 1834, Donizetti signed a contract with the Royal Theaters of Naples to compose three operas, the first of which he was to have ready by July of 1835. After a lengthy process, the premiere of Lucia took place on September 26 at the Teatro San ...


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