Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - Joan Sutherland (2CD)

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Joan Sutherland, Robert Merrill

“full of fresh innocence, Sutherland’s coloratura virtuosity remains breathtaking, and the cast is a strong one, with a most understanding conductor” (Penguin Guide 3 stars) “Sutherland’s miraculous singing is not the only virtue of this set … There is hardly an operatic centre left which has not acclaimed Sutherland’s Lucia … (she) is without rival today in her command of the vocal arts – trills, scales and arpeggios, messa di voce, glissando. Her tone is beautiful, and each year becomes sweeter, rounder and fuller, in both gentle and brilliant passages. Her interpretation of Lucia is a fully conceived study … In this performance, passage after passage is melting, exquisite, dazzling, breathtaking … Cioni, currently Sutherland’s favoured partner, was a first-rate choice for Edgardo.” (Gramophone

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Joan Sutherland (Lucia), Renato Cioni (Edgardo), Cesare Siepi (Raimondo), Robert Merrill (Enrico), Kenneth MacDonald (Arturo), Ana Raquel Satra (Alisa), Rinaldo Pelizzoni (Normanno)

Chorus and Orchestra of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome, John Pritchard