Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
Diana Damrau (Lucia), Ludovic Tézier (Enrico Ashton), Joseph Calleja (Edgardo Di Ravenswood), David Lee (Lord Arturo Bucklaw), Nicolas Testé (Raimondo Bidebent), Marie Mclaughlin (Alisa) & Andrew Lepri Meyer (Normanno)
Münchener Opernchor & Orchestra, Jesus Lopez-Cobos
German soprano Diana Damrau is fast becoming a coloratura superstar. Her recent triumph as winner of Female Singer of the Year at the Opera Awards, followed on from her success in Italy, where she opened the 13/14 season at Teatro alla Scala in Milan – an honour bestowed upon few of her fellow countrywomen – singing Violetta in Verdi’s La Traviata in a new production by Dmitri Tcherniakov under the baton of Daniele Gatti, which was broadcast live on television and radio throughout Europe and in selected movie theaters throughout Europe and USA. Diana brings her charming interpretations and beguiling voice to a wide range of repertoire, as presented on her most recent solo album Forever.
This release sees Diana take the lead role in one of Donizetti’s best-loved operas, Lucia di Lammermoor, amongst a stellar cast of the world’s leading belcanto interpreters, including singers Ludovic Tézier and Joseph Calleja, and further affirms her place as one of the most important coloratura sopranos of her generation.