Gaetano Donizetti Lucia di Lammermoor

1835 · Romantic · Opera orchestra, EnsembleEnsembleOpera orchestraChorus, VocalizationsVocals, groupChorusSoliVocalizationsVocals, groupSoli

Lucia di Lammermoor is a dramma tragico (tragic opera) in three acts by Gaetano Donizetti. Salvadore Cammarano wrote the Italian language libretto loosely based upon Sir Walter Scott's historical novel The Bride of Lammermoor. Donizetti wrote Lucia di Lammermoor in 1835, a time when several factors led to the height of his reputation as a composer of opera. Gioachino Rossini had recently retired and Vincenzo Bellini had died shortly before the premiere of Lucia leaving Donizetti as "the sole reigning genius of Italian opera". Not only were conditions ripe for Donizetti's success as a composer, but there was also a European interest in the history and culture of Scotland. The perceived romance of its violent wars and feuds, as well as its folklore and mythology, intrigued 19th century readers and audiences. Sir Walter Scott made use of these stereotypes in his novel The Bride of Lammermoor, which inspired several musical works including Lucia. The story concerns the emotionally fragile Lucy Ashton (Lucia) who is caught in a feud between her own family and that of the Ravenswoods. The setting is the Lammermuir Hills of Scotland (Lammermoor) in the 17th century.

Albums

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Love Songs
Profil
Surround Yourself with Enrico Caruso
Nimbus
Plácido Domingo - The Opera Collection (CD 1-4)
Deutsche Grammophon
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
Nuova Era
Prima Voce: Enrico Caruso in Ensemble
Nimbus
Caruso in Ensemble
Nimbus
Opera Arias
Deutsche Grammophon
Anna Netrebko - Live at the Metropolitan Opera
Deutsche Grammophon
Donizetti: Lucia Di Lammermoor
Nuova Era
The Art of Coloratura Miliza Korjus
Hänssler Classic
Lucia di Lammermoor
Warner Music
Positively Golden
Warner Music
Arias for Lyric Tenor, Vol. 2
Cantolopera
Donizetti's Soprano Arias collection
Cantolopera
Arias for Coloratura Soprano
Cantolopera
Donizetti's Tenor Arias collection
Cantolopera
Gaetano Donizetti: Musiche da salotto per Oboe e Pianoforte
Tactus
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
Deutsche Grammophon
Maria Callas: Le Quattro Pazzie from "Lucia di Lammermoor"
Nuova Era
Compagnia d'Opera Italiana: Tenor Arias - Vol. 1
Cantolopera

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