Opera Night Saturday 23 November 2013
Bernard Clarke brings us Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor a tragic opera in three acts. Diana Damrau is Lucia, Charles Castronovo is Sir Edgardo, Ludovic Tezier is Lord Enrico Ashton, Taylor Stayton is Lucia’s bridegroom, Kwangchul Youn is a chaplain, Peter Hoare is a huntsman and Rachael Lloyd is Lucia’s maid. This production was recorded in April at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Daniel Oren conducts the Chorus and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.
Tonight, Bernard Clarke introduces a production of Puccini’s La Boheme from the Saarland State Theatre. Ho-Yoon Chung is Rodolfo, Alessandra Marianelli sings Musetta, Fabio Capitanucci is Marcello. Karel Mark Chichon conducts the German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and the Saarland State Theatre Chorus in a production recorded at the Congress Hall, Saarbrucken, Germany.