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Donizetti - Lucrezia Borgia / Bonynge, Sutherland, Kraus, Royal Opera


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  • Actors: Joan Sutherland, Alfredo Kraus, Anne Howells, Stafford Dean, Francis Egerton
  • Directors: Brian Large
  • Writers: Felice Romani
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Classical, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: Italian (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Kultur Video
  • DVD Release Date: March 26, 2002
  • Run Time: 140 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000640T8
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #152,390 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Donizetti - Lucrezia Borgia / Bonynge, Sutherland, Kraus, Royal Opera" on IMDb

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  • In Italian with English subtitles

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Dame Joan Sutherland and tenor Alfredo Kraus star in Donizetti's tale of sixteenth century opulence and decadence.

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This 1980 Covent Garden production of Donizetti's opera based on the infamous dramatic heroine was undertaken so that one of the few sopranos who would dare tackle the fearsome range of Lucrezia Borgia--Dame Joan Sutherland--could do so in a setting amenable to her talent. And tackle it she does. This might not be the definite Lucrezia (a slight nod would go to Montserrat Caballe's 1965 RCA audio recording), but Sutherland shows she has the sheer chops to overcome Donizetti's piling on of difficulty after vocal difficulty. From the prologue's "Com e Bello," Sutherland never lets up through her gripping final scene of intense anguish and melodrama. Richard Bonynge conducts the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House with aplomb, and the supporting cast--Alfredo Kraus, Anne Howells, and Stafford Dean--performs ably in Sutherland's wake. --Kevin Filipski

Customer Reviews

I shall not be watching it again.
John Cragg
I suggest that this DVD-performance should be presented in all opera lovers library.
Dr. David Gigineishvili
I also have Sutherland and Kraus in a spectacular Lucia, The very best.
Alfredo R. Villanueva

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60 of 61 people found the following review helpful By Dr. David Gigineishvili on August 3, 2002
Format: DVD
This is review of the Kultur Film DVD copy, catalogue #D2070 of 1980 Covent Garden Opera performance. What we can say about old generation operatic stars, like Dame Joan Sutherland (born in 1926) and Alfredo Kraus (born in 1927). Both are in excellent shape. Kraus is so fine that in Gennaro's aria in the beginning of II act usually omitted from performance of the opera (even do not presented in his RCA 1965 studio recording with Montserrat Caballe!) he received loud applause from usually reserved British audience. His sound is still very clear and intensive in higher register and fantastic in top Cs. The other principal singers are well too. Please, listen how effective is Anne Howells in Orsini's II act aria 'Il segreto per esser felici". The profound deep bass of Stafford Dean (Alfonso) is very attractive. Beautiful design and costumes, excellent orchestra playing under the conduction of maestro Richard Bonynge. Fine staged and recorded, sound is clear with enough higher frequency. Only one complaint: there is unexpected persistent noise in the sound. Otherwise irremovable English subtitles do not bother you. By the way it is full version of the opera, as it is in 1974 DECCA studio recording. I suggest that this DVD-performance should be presented in all opera lovers library.
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55 of 56 people found the following review helpful By LUIS GIRON MAY on October 24, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
Dame Joan Sutherland sings the rol of Lucrezia Borgia with such virtuosismo that one wishes she had sung Elisabetta in Roberto devereux,Maria in Maria di Rohan and all the Donizetti roles that need a prima donna of her calibre. In Lucrezia her trills, high notes and coloratura, as well as the drama in her voice, make the video a must for all bel canto lovers, and for all Sutherland fans too. Kraus is stupendous and they both make a superb couple in Borgia.
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43 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Opera fan on March 6, 2003
Format: DVD
I agree with all the positive reviews of this rarely performed opera. ( Thank god this great performance was captured for us to enjoy for a long time to come ).Don't hesitate, add this one to your opera collection------it's a must for bel Canto lovers.
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Carmela Altieri on January 24, 2003
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This DVD is a must for all opera lovers. Not only does it capture the beauty of Joan Sutherland and Alfredo Kraus in their prime, but the costumes and sets are simply exquisite. Those of you who love "bel canto" and Donizetti, must experience the music of "Lucrezia Borgia".
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 19, 2003
Format: DVD
Even though this is a 1980 Borgia. Sutherland sounded like 1970. She's in the best voice I've heard since she sang her Puritani at the Met in 1976.
I think this beats Caballe's rendition of the opera. ANd I think Caballe is superb. But this is beyond superb. This is stupendous.
One of the great opera recording in super picture and sound.
Sutherland recieved one of the greatest ovation I've ever seen.
After a huge high E natural, not E flat, the audience threw hundreds of bouquets onto the stage. The diva in her curtain calls walked upon a carpet of flower. This is an ovation to end all ovations.
A monumental recording of a great masterpiece underrated.
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 14, 2003
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This is Sutherland's best performance of an complete opera available, and this includes her Lucia. I give it five stars.
to the detroit person:
If this performance is so boring, and you watched this dvd, you'll see that Sutherland receive hundreds of flowers thrown on the stage after the performance. I've never seen so many bouquets thrown on an operatic stage before, ever. It was a complete triumph. The bravas are so loud you can't even hear the applause. So your opinion is in the vast minority. I myself was riveted by the great acting and equally great singing.
You know that you never listen to one note of this opera. I can tell by your reviews of all of Sutherland's great roles, you just put in a two sentence that you're disappointed and give it one star to slap Dame Joan in the face. Why are you so hateful? Did Sutherland do something bad to you in the past?
If you're disappointed, don't buy anymore, ok? Sutherland is consider the greatest bel canto soprano of our time, but if she continues to bore you, don't pretend that you actually go out to buy her recordings and listen to them over and over again. Because all these negative reviews are getting out of hand.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 14, 2003
Format: DVD
Brava! Brava! Brava! Dame Joan, you have done it again. A spectacular Borgia. You deserve the name La Stupenda. Brava, diva.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 14, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
I also recommend the follow if you want to hear why Joan Sutherland was dubbed La Stupenda. The "Voice of Firestone" The "Bell Telephone Hour" The "Age of bel canto"
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