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Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor [Box set, Original recording remastered, Import]

Gaetano Donizetti , Herbert von Karajan , Berlin RIAS-Symphonie-Orchester , Maria Callas , Giuseppe di Stefano , Rolando Panerai , Nicoal Zaccaria , Coro del Teatro alla Scala Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)


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Songs from this album are available to purchase as MP3s. Click on "Buy MP3" or view the MP3 Album.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         


Disc 1:

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Lucia di Lammermoor (1997 Digital Remaster): PreludeRias Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin /Herbert Von Karajan 2:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Lucia di Lammermoor (1997 Digital Remaster): Percorrete...Percorriamo..le spiaggie vicineMario Carlin/Coro Del Teatro Alla Scala, Milano/Noberto Mola/Rias Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin /Herbert Von Karajan 2:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Lucia di Lammermoor (1997 Digital Remaster): Tu sei turbato!...E n'ho ben d'ondeMario Carlin/Rolando Panerai/Nicola Zaccaria/Rias Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin /Herbert Von Karajan 2:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Lucia di Lammermoor (1997 Digital Remaster): Cruda, funesta smaniaRolando Panerai/Mario Carlin/Nicola Zaccaria/Rias Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin /Herbert Von Karajan 2:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Lucia di Lammermoor (1997 Digital Remaster): Il tuo dubbio e omai certezza...Come vinti da stanchezzaMario Carlin/Rolando Panerai/Nicola Zaccaria/Coro Del Teatro Alla Scala, Milano/Noberto Mola/Rias Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin /Herbert Von Karajan 2:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Lucia di Lammermoor (1997 Digital Remaster): La pietade in suo favoreRolando Panerai/Nicola Zaccaria/Coro Del Teatro Alla Scala, Milano/Noberto Mola/Rias Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin /Herbert Von Karajan 2:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Lucia di Lammermoor (1997 Digital Remaster): Ancor non giunse?Maria Callas/Luisa Villa/Rias Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin /Herbert Von Karajan 4:21$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Lucia di Lammermoor (1997 Digital Remaster): Regnava nel silenzio alto la notta e brunaMaria Callas/Luisa Villa/Rias Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin /Herbert Von Karajan 4:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Lucia di Lammermoor (1997 Digital Remaster): Quando, rapito in estasiMaria Callas/Rias Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin /Herbert Von Karajan 4:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Lucia di Lammermoor (1997 Digital Remaster): Egli s'avanza...Lucia, perdone se ad ora inusitataLuisa Villa/Giuseppe Di Stefano/Maria Callas/Rias Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin /Herbert Von Karajan 2:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Lucia di Lammermoor (1997 Digital Remaster): Sulla tomba che rinserra il tradito genitoreGiuseppe Di Stefano/Maria Callas/Rias Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin /Herbert Von Karajan 3:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Lucia di Lammermoor (1997 Digital Remaster): Qui di sposa eterna fede...Ah, soltanto il nostro focoGiuseppe Di Stefano/Maria Callas/Rias Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin /Herbert Von Karajan 1:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Lucia di Lammermoor (1997 Digital Remaster): Ah, talor del tuo pensiero venga un folgio messaggeroMaria Callas/Giuseppe Di Stefano/Rias Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin /Herbert Von Karajan0:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Lucia di Lammermoor (1997 Digital Remaster): Verranno a te sull'aure i miei sospiri ardentiMaria Callas/Giuseppe Di Stefano/Rias Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin /Herbert Von Karajan 4:53$0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 2:

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Lucia di Lammermoor (1997 Digital Remaster): Lucia fra poco a te verra...Tremante I'aspettoMario Carlin/Rolando Panerai/Rias Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin /Herbert Von Karajan 3:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Lucia di Lammermoor (1997 Digital Remaster): Appressati, Lucia...Il pallor funesto, orrendoRolando Panerai/Maria Callas/Rias Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin /Herbert Von Karajan 5:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Lucia di Lammermoor (1997 Digital Remaster): Soffriva nel pianto...Une folle t'aceseMaria Callas/Rolando Panerai/Rias Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin /Herbert Von Karajan 3:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Lucia di Lammermoor (1997 Digital Remaster): Che fia?...Suonar di giubiloMaria Callas/Rolando Panerai/Rias Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin /Herbert Von Karajan 1:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Lucia di Lammermoor (1997 Digital Remaster): Se tradirmi tu potrai...Tu che vedi il pianto mioRolando Panerai/Maria Callas/Rias Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin /Herbert Von Karajan 2:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Lucia di Lammermoor (1997 Digital Remaster): Per te d'immenso giubilo...Per poco fra le tenebreGiuseppe Zampieri/Coro Del Teatro Alla Scala, Milano/Noberto Mola/Rias Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin /Herbert Von Karajan 3:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Lucia di Lammermoor (1997 Digital Remaster): Dov'e Lucia?...Qui giungere or la vedremGiuseppe Zampieri/Rolando Panerai/Coro Del Teatro Alla Scala, Milano/Noberto Mola/Rias Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin /Herbert Von Karajan 1:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Lucia di Lammermoor (1997 Digital Remaster): Piange la madre estintaRolando Panerai/Maria Callas/Giuseppe Zampieri/Nicola Zaccaria/Rias Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin /Herbert Von Karajan 2:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Lucia di Lammermoor (1997 Digital Remaster): Chi mi frena in tal momentoGiuseppe Di Stefano/Rolando Panerai/Maria Callas/Nicola Zaccaria/Giuseppe Zampieri/Luisa Villa/Coro Del Teatro Alla Scala, Milano/Noberto Mola/Rias Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin /Herbert Von Karajan 7:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Lucia di Lammermoor (1997 Digital Remaster): T'allontata, sciagurato...Rispettate in me di DioGiuseppe Zampieri/Rolando Panerai/Nicola Zaccaria/Coro Del Teatro Alla Scala, Milano/Noberto Mola/Rias Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin /Herbert Von Karajan 1:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Lucia di Lammermoor (1997 Digital Remaster): Sconsigliato! In queste porte chi ti giudaRolando Panerai/Giuseppe Di Stefano/Nicola Zaccaria/Maria Callas/Coro Del Teatro Alla Scala, Milano/Noberto Mola/Rias Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin /Herbert Von Karajan 2:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Lucia di Lammermoor (1997 Digital Remaster): Esci, fuggi, il furor che mi accendeGiuseppe Zampieri/Rolando Panerai/Nicola Zaccaria/Maria Callas/Giuseppe Di Stefano/Coro Del Teatro Alla Scala, Milano/Noberto Mola/Rias Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin /Herbert Von Karajan 2:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Lucia di Lammermoor (1997 Digital Remaster): D'immenso giubilo s'innalzi un gridoNicola Zaccaria/Coro Del Teatro Alla Scala, Milano/Noberto Mola/Rias Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin /Herbert Von Karajan 2:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Lucia di Lammermoor (1997 Digital Remaster): Dalle stanza ove Lucia tratta avea col suo consorteNicola Zaccaria/Rias Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin /Herbert Von Karajan 2:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Lucia di Lammermoor (1997 Digital Remaster): Oh! Qual funesto avvenimento!Nicola Zaccaria/Coro Del Teatro Alla Scala, Milano/Noberto Mola/Rias Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin /Herbert Von Karajan 3:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Lucia di Lammermoor (1997 Digital Remaster): Il doce suono mi colpi di sua voce!... Ardon gli incensiGiuseppe Di Stefano/Nicola Zaccaria/Mario Carlin/Coro Del Teatro Alla Scala, Milano/Noberto Mola/Rias Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin /Herbert Von Karajan12:22Album Only
listen17. Lucia di Lammermoor (1997 - Remaster): Spargi d'amaro piantoMaria Callas/Nicola Zaccaria/Rolando Panerai/Coro Del Teatro Alla Scala, Milano/Noberto Mola/Rias Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin /Herbert Von Karajan 4:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Lucia di Lammermoor (1997 Digital Remaster): Tombe degli avi mieiGiuseppe Di Stefano/Rias Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin /Herbert Von Karajan 4:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Lucia di Lammermoor (1997 Digital Remaster): Fra poco a me ricovero data negletto avelloGiuseppe Di Stefano/Rias Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin /Herbert Von Karajan 3:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. Lucia di Lammermoor (1997 Digital Remaster): Oh, meschina! Oh, fato orrendo!Giuseppe Di Stefano/Coro Del Teatro Alla Scala, Milano/Noberto Mola/Rias Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin /Herbert Von Karajan 4:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. Lucia di Lammermoor (1997 Digital Remaster): Tu che a Dio spiegasti I'aliGiuseppe Di Stefano/Nicola Zaccaria/Coro Del Teatro Alla Scala, Milano/Noberto Mola/Rias Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin /Herbert Von Karajan 5:37$0.99  Buy MP3 


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  • Performer: Maria Callas, Giuseppe di Stefano, Rolando Panerai, Nicoal Zaccaria, Coro del Teatro alla Scala
  • Orchestra: Berlin RIAS-Symphonie-Orchester
  • Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
  • Composer: Gaetano Donizetti
  • Audio CD (March 17, 1998)
  • SPARS Code: ADD
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Box set, Original recording remastered, Import
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: EMI Classics
  • ASIN: B00000630V
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,286 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Lucia was another one of Callas's signature roles; in fact, one might argue that she made people listen to it in a manner they had neglected since its inception. Long the territory of canary-like high sopranos with no interest in drama (e.g., Lily Pons), Callas brought the role into the same dramatic focus it had been created for. At its premiere in 1835, members of the audience wept audibly at Lucia's lunacy. With her darker tone and psychological probing, Callas made us hear what was in the poor girl's soul--she was an innocent, tricked, abandoned, and driven mad. This live performance, in so-so sound (but absolutely worth it), is staggering in its musical and dramatic potency; something between Callas and Karajan was in the air that made them think, breathe, and create music as one. Callas ducks the first big E-flat in the Mad Scene for dramatic effect; the second one is all the more special for making us wait for it. And elsewhere Callas's "rightness" within the role is never in doubt. Costar Giuseppe di Stefano, too, is at his best, singing with ardor and gorgeous streams of sound, and the ensemble work is so spectacular that the audience demands--and gets--an encore of the 2nd Act sextet. Any collection of great opera recordings without this set is incomplete. --Robert Levine

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53 of 56 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magnificent Performance February 5, 2000
Format:Audio CD
This recording is not only a document of immense historical interest, it also preserves in sound what is by all standards a magnificent performance of Donizetti's opera.
At the centre of the stage is, of course, Maria Callas. Her portrayal of Lucia in the Berlin performance captured here is a trifle more pallid than that in her first EMI studio recording. Some of the vocal accentuations are also less strongly etched than previously, although there continues to be lots of interesting details in her interpretation of the part. There is, by contrast, an increased tenderness in both characterisation and vocal utterance which highlights the vulnerability and helplessness of the heroine, and thereby making the final tragedy even more shocking and poignant. The "Mad Scene" is hauntingly introspective and it is thus entirely appropriate that Callas doesn't opt for an E flat in alt at the end of "Ardon gli incensi", which otherwise would have been musically and dramatically inconsistent with the interpretation of the scene. Nevertheless, Callas is generally in very good voice and her coloratura singing in the extended cadenza in the "Mad Scene" is, barring just one unsteady B flat, impressively executed. On the whole, she has given us a mesmerising portrayal of Lucia with many vocal delights along the way.
Opposite Callas, Giuseppe di Stefano gives what must be one of his best performances as Edgardo. Not only is he in marvellous vocal form, his singing is involving and red-blooded, making him the perfect romantic hero of great ardour. He is here also more subtle and stylish than usual, caressing his lines and even individual words in the act one duet.
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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A performance of genius August 14, 1999
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Where to start? "Lucia" did not appear to eb an opera I'd ever even listen to in its entirety---too dated, too "tweety-birdish", just a little moldy around the edges. It was a review somewhere suggesting that this performance was on a higher plane of being, so to speak, that led me to try it--to venture back before Puccini and Verdi into an earlier time.
And what a pick with which to start! By Callas' completely haunting and atmospheric "Regnava nel silenzio", I was hooked. Then the dashing entrance of di Stefano's totally engaging and dashing Edgardo. Then their long scene ending in the almost preternaturally wonderful "Verranno a te"---in which the orchestra under Karajan, the soprano and the tenor are so wedded, so sympatico.
In the long scene with Rolando Panerai, also having a stellar night, Karajan, Callas and Panerai are all so vivid, and the ominous overtone grows yet stronger. Panerai is so compelling: alternately cajoling, then snarling commandingly at the hapless Lucia.
At Edgardo's furious, anguished entrance, in which he attempts to stop the wedding, the drama takes a darker turn yet. Di Stefano's fury and heartbreak are real, and effective.
Callas' mad scene completely revised my understanding of bel canto mad scenes. Varying her vocal tone, she takes Lucia through confusion, longing, agony, daydreams---right over the brink into a palpable madness.
The tenor owns the final scene, of course, and we see no more of Lucia. Di Stefano has rather more bite than one is accustomed to hearing in "Tombe degli" and "Fra poco".
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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bel canto restored October 20, 1999
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Bel canto is not only about high notes and fireworks (as some listeners and singers in the mould of, for example, Edita Gruberova, would think, it is one of the most expressive music ever written. Callas was the first to REALLY understand that, and she marvellously restored a great 19th century tradition of using heavier voices in this kind of opera. The type of soprano is called drammatico con agilita which is able to convey emotion and sing the musical line in a sort of "lunar" way that Rost, Svenson, Gruberova etc. cannot even hint at. Sutherland and Scotto came close to this ideal at least as far as Lucia is concerned, but they just couldn't surpass Callas. Nowadays, voices of this calibre have gone and both theatres and recording companies have to make do with thin voices (I am tempted to say "canaries")which are all right to produce E-flats and other virtuosities (if this is what you look for in bel canto), but they are literally crippled when it comes to musical drama and phrasing.
Callas' Berlin performance is legendary, to my mind superior to both Callas studio recordings and an example to follow in portraying the haunted Lucy and creating the right atmosphere from the very beginning (listen to her Regnava nel silenzio...). The crowning glory is, of course, the mad scene, so distant and yet true and close, and I couldn't care less about the famous "missing" E-flat (so often underlined by those with arena mentality), if you want to have one, and a good one, just wait until the end of the scene.
I am thrilled to see that Callas continues to arouse sometimes violent controversy among opera fans, since controversy is her main feature. She continues to outsell all living sopranos.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Towering..
What can be said about this Callas Lucia? It still remains a profound performance after all these year and how many sopranos have tried to give it the 'Callas' Lucia and can't... Read more
Published on September 4, 2010 by Profgv
5.0 out of 5 stars An operatic wonder
This is the best performance I have ever heard of any opera together with Rossini's L'Assedio di Corinto, with Beverly Sills, live from La Scala 1969. Read more
Published on May 26, 2008 by Dag Kyndel
5.0 out of 5 stars "Il fantasma...."
For forty years, before I heard this recording, I could never quite grasp what was supposed to be so wonderful about "Lucia. Read more
Published on December 6, 2007 by madamemusico
5.0 out of 5 stars Haunting
I am a firm believer that without Callas there would not be too much Bel Canto opera being performed today.
This recording is an outstanding example why. Read more
Published on August 16, 2007 by a music fan
5.0 out of 5 stars 10 Stars
Apart from all of the, as Berstein said it, 'pure electricity' - does anyone not notice all of the incredible musical detail that is in this recording?? Read more
Published on August 3, 2006 by Matt Mangialetti
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Callas made several studio and live recordings of Lucia di Lammermoor. Her greatest reading of this role is probably this one, from Berlin in 1955. Read more
Published on October 1, 2005 by D. Bennett
5.0 out of 5 stars A little bit of this...a little bit of that.
Recordings of opera are always tricky things--primarily because opera is a theatrical event more than it is a purely musical one... Read more
Published on August 12, 2005 by M. Wakefield
5.0 out of 5 stars Undoubtedly Callas' Best Lucia
Many will argue that Callas' first studio recording will find her in very stable voice. Then again, many will readily swing handbags at those who do not acknowledge the fact that... Read more
Published on May 3, 2005 by The Cultural Observer
5.0 out of 5 stars CALLAS' BEST LUCIA!
The cooperation between Callas and Karajan works wonders indeed. I love the lyrical side Karajan brings out of Callas. Her phrasing, especially in the duets is moving and lovely! Read more
Published on January 28, 2005 by Armindo
5.0 out of 5 stars Callas in one of her greatest achievements!
Before the advent of Joan Sutherland, the role of Lucia was owned exclusively by a singer: Maria Callas. Read more
Published on December 1, 2004 by Ygor
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