By Burton D. Fisher, Gaetano Donizetti

ISBN-10: 0585426945

ISBN-13: 9780585426945

ISBN-10: 1930841086

ISBN-13: 9781930841086

An entire consultant to Donizetti's LUCIA di LAMMERMOOR such as the tale SYNOPSIS, significant CHARACTERS within the opera, tale NARRATIVE with ONE-BAR tune spotlight EXAMPLES, and an ESSAY delivering historical past in regards to the opera and its composer, research, and insightful remark.

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And thanks to examples set by the judicious interpretations of Maria Callas and Joan Sutherland, its story is recognized as containing profound dramatic substance; it is no longer considered solely a vehicle and war-horse for great sopranos. Donizetti insisted with almost religious conviction that the one overwhelming important ingredient of music must always be beautiful melody. ” Melody was the cornerstone of Donizetti’s musical philosophy, and no matter what criticism befalls his works, he is vindicated Lucia di Lammermoor Page 31 by the enduring success of his melodies.

The heroine role of Lucy has been central in the repertory of every soprano with the gift for coloratura, or fioritura: Nellie Melba, Luisa Tetrazzini, Amelia Galli-Curci, Lily Pons, Maria Callas, and Joan Sutherland. And thanks to examples set by the judicious interpretations of Maria Callas and Joan Sutherland, its story is recognized as containing profound dramatic substance; it is no longer considered solely a vehicle and war-horse for great sopranos. Donizetti insisted with almost religious conviction that the one overwhelming important ingredient of music must always be beautiful melody.

Lucia di Lammermoor is a grand, tragic opera, arguably Donizetti’s best and finest score that is dutifully consistent with the romantic themes and sensibilities of its era: it is considered the archetype of Italian Romantic opera, and consequently, an archetype of Italian bel canto opera. The heroine role of Lucy has been central in the repertory of every soprano with the gift for coloratura, or fioritura: Nellie Melba, Luisa Tetrazzini, Amelia Galli-Curci, Lily Pons, Maria Callas, and Joan Sutherland.

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