- Pier Poli (Voice)
Notes & Reviews:
Joan Sutherland (Lucia), Luciano Pavarotti (Edgardo), Sherrill Milnes (Enrico), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Raimondo), Ryland Davies (Arturo), Huguette Tourangeau (Alisa), Pier Francesco Poli (Normanno)
Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Richard Bonynge
"This is the first version of Lucia to appear on CD, and very welcome it is. Those who have the LPs will know how excellent the recording is on that medium; in this case, therefore, the improvement and immediacy on the CD is marginal, except for the constant factor of the absence of clicks and splutters. You will recall that Bonynge's is a genuinely complete edition of the score with every number in its original key—particularly significant in ''Se tradirmi'', which sounds particularly thrilling a semitone above the pitch in which it is usually given... So for the whole thing, not to forget a really spacious recording, the Decca is an essential." -Gramophone
Though some of the girlish freshness of voice which marked the 1961 recording had disappeared by the 1971 set, Sutherland's detailed understanding was intensified. Power is there as well as delicacy, and the rest of the cast is first-rate.
Recording information: Kingsway Hall, London (06/28/1971-06/16/1971).
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Works DetailsDonizetti, Gaetano : Lucia di Lammermoor
- Performer: Pier Poli (Voice)
- Conductor: Richard Bonynge
- Ensemble: Roayl Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
- Notes: Kingsway Hall, London (06/28/1971-07/16/1971)
- Running Time: 88 min. 21 sec.
- Period Time: Romantic
- Form: Opera/Operetta
- Written: 1835