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Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor Blu-ray (The Royal Opera)

Diana Damrau’s reputation as the world’s leading coloratura soprano has been built on her extraordinary technical virtuosity, her sensitive musicianship and her acute psychological insight. In Katie Mitchell’s sometimes radical production of Lucia di Lammermoor from the Royal Opera House, she is, as the Financial Times wrote, 'brilliantly convincing'. Award winning director Katie Mitchell took a revisionist approach to the drama, updating the action to the mid-19th century and applying a feminist slant as she added new and unexpected elements. Mitchell also made extensive use of a ‘split screen’ effect on the stage, counterpointing two different pieces of action at key moments.

Composer: Gaetano Donizetti
Enrico: Ludovic Tézier 
Lucia: Diana Damrau
Edgardo: Charles Castronovo
Arturo: Taylor Stayton
Alisa: Rachael Lloyd
Normanno: Peter Hoare

Royal Opera Chorus
Concert Master: Ania Safonova
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductor: Daniel Oren
Director: 
Katie Mitchell
Designer: Vicki Mortimer
Lighting Designer: Jon Clark
Movement Director: Joseph Alford

Extras: Introduction to Lucia di Lammermoor / The sound of madness: The glass harmonica in Lucia di Lammermoor.

Picture: 16:9
Sound: Stereo LPCM 2.0 / Dolby Digital 5.1
Format: blu-ray
Region code: All regions
Running time: 123+15 mins
Subtitles: EN,IT,FR,DE,SP
Year: 2016