Production designer-Paul Brown
Enrico Ashton-Gabriele Viviani †
Raimondo Bidebent-Oren Gradus
Edgardo Ravenswood-Giuseppe Filianoti
This is Natalie Dessay in San Francisco in 2008 singing Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor. I attended and reviewed at that time. This is Donizetti's most popular serious opera, but perhaps I only like the comedies.
I've seen 6 different productions of this opera by now, and my favorite by a wide margin is the Zimmerman version with the fountain and the ghost. The ghost is my favorite. I understand they are retiring it, which seems very sad to me. This one from San Francisco is rather dull.
I am enjoying Filianoti more this time. The singing is fine. I have only seen 6, so from the ones I've seen, I prefer the one with Lisette and Javier I saw in 2018. I apologize for all this comparing.
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