Lucia Di Lammermoor [Blu-ray]

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Now coming to Blu-Ray for the first timeLibretto by Salvadore Cammarano, after Sir Walter Scotts novel The Bride of LammermoorAnna Netrebkos internationally acclaimed Lucia for the first time at the Met and her first ever recording in 2009Having dazzled opera audiences as Lucia from St. Petersburg to Los Angeles, in 2009 Anna Netrebko returned to the Met in Mary Zimmermans imaginative staging (The New York Times) of Donizettis bel canto masterpieceThe phrasing is thoughtful, the tone often limpid, and the accuti are accurate, plus Netrebko manages to emote but not overact . . . shes on fine form. Piotr Beczala sounds stylish as Edgardo . . . Markus Kwiecien is a thrilling Enrico, and Ildar Abdrazakov a sonorous Raimondo. Marco Armiliatos conducting is exemplary . . . (Opera Now). . . [Netrebko] has the most beautiful tone . . . [Beczala is] ardent, musically and dramatically alert, with easy top notes and intelligent phrasing, he impresses throughout . . . Marco Armiliato leads the superb Met forces with verve and sensitivity . . . (International Record Review)Beczala has a big, beautiful voice to go with height and good looks. Along with Netrebko, Kwiecien and Abdrazakov, he formed part of a Slavic powerhouse (St. Louis Post Dispatch)As Enrico, Lucias bullying brother, the baritone Mariusz Kwiecien was terrific, commanding the stage and singing with robust sound and incisive execution. (The New York Times)Extras include interviews by Nathalie Dessay with singers Anna Netrebko, Piotr Beczala, Mariusz Kwiecien, Ildar Abdrazakov. Conductor Marco Armiliato and director Mary ZimmermanExtras:BACKSTAGE AT THE MET WITH HOST NATALIE DESSAYInterview: Anna Netrebko and Piotr BeczalaInterview: Assistant Technical Director Paul MasckInterview: Director Mary ZimmermanInterview: Conductor Marco ArmiliatoInterview: Ildar Abdrazakov and Mariusz KwiecienInterview: Paul Masck and Master Electrician Paul DonahueInterview: Anna Netrebko

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