Notes & Reviews:
Based on Victor Hugo's most sensational play, 'Lucrece Borgia', a scandalous tale of murder, torture, incest, homosexuality, drunkenness and orgies, Donizetti's opera is one of the great masterpieces of Italian 'bel canto' repertoire. While omitting some of its more excessive elements, the libretto by Felice Romani inspired Donizetti to compose superb arias, duets, ensembles and choruses, bringing each act to a stirring conclusion. Brimming with high drama and pathos, this production stars Greek diva Dimitra Theodossiou in the infamous title role, praised for her stupendous acting and singing as England's Queen Elizabeth I in Donizetti's 'Roberto Devereux' (NXS 8660222, on DVD as NXS 2110232).Notes & Reviews:
Recording information: Teatro Donizetti di Bergamo, Italy (11/30/2007/12/02/2007).
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Works DetailsDonizetti, Gaetano : Lucrezia Borgia
- Conductor: Tiziano Severini
- Notes: Teatro Donizetti di Bergamo, Italy (11/30/2007/12/02/2007)
- Running Time: 96 min. 19 sec.
- Period Time: Romantic
- Form: Opera/Operetta
- Written: 1833