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Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
Gaetano Donizetti, Guido Picco, Maria Callas
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
Genre: Classical
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  •  Track Listings (6) - Disc #2


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This is just incredible!
Derek | 02/14/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"How underrated this performance is!!!!!! The greatest Lucia ever recorded! I'm very happy with this performance and you'll be too! Just AMAZING!"
Unforgettable live Lucia in nice sound
Belcantista | 10/04/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"On this page you can download two nice tracks to see if the sound-quality is good enough for you, I suggest to listen to those first. ;-) In any case this Lucia from 1952 marks the rebirth of Lucia as redeemed from chirpers like Pons and Robin who had turned it into a "Listen to my hiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh notes" fest. Lucia being a DARK and dramatic character despite her innocence and her really over the top naiveté it's a character that fits Callas like a glove. Her "Regnava nel silenzio" tears off all facades of Lucia's character, here her weak mental health is clearly shown and how Callas sings it and the cabaletta afterwards! Incredible colours in the cantabile, amazing fireworks and acuti in the cabaletta. The dialogue with Enrico is spine-chilling, the madscene unsurpassable in its vocal magnitude, virtuosic bel canto and colours. To see how BEAUTIFUL young Callas could sound listen to her singing "Verranno a te..." with di Stefano as Edgardo. This Lucia is the best ever made available. Do not miss it at all costs!!!!"
Lucky Mexico City
profgv | Brooklyn, NY United States | 04/14/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Even this early in Callas' career she new what the music was about. Listen to the endless coloration in the act two scene one duet with Lucia's brother. This performance on a whole is very provincial and very exciting. It is hard to listen to others who have recorded this opera. You can listen to this Lucia a hundred times and still find something new. di Stefano too makes other tenors who sang this role sound boring. What passion, what opera!"