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Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor

From the Metropolitan Opera, Marco Armiliato conducts Russian soprano Anna Netrebko and Polish tenor Piotr Beczala as the tragic lovers, in a work based on a Walter Scott drama.

Direct from the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Marco Armiliato conducts one of the most loved bel canto operas of all time, broadly based on a historic drama by Walter Scott, and starring Russian soprano Anna Netrebko and Polish tenor Piotr Beczala as the doomed lovers.

The opera centres on a tragic love triangle, as Lucia and Edgardo secretly become engaged, although Lucia is forced by her cruel brother to marry Arturo. She obeys, imagining that Edgardo is unfaithful, but after realising her mistake Lucia turns mad with anguish.

Presented by Margaret Juntwait with guest commentator Ira Siff. The intervals include backstage interviews with the performers and the Met Opera Quiz.

Lucia ...... Anna Netrebko (soprano)
Enrico ...... Mariusz Kwiecien (baritone)
Edgardo ...... Piotr Beczala (tenor)
Arturo ...... Colin Lee (tenor)
Raimondo ...... Ildar Abdrazakov (bass)
Alisa ...... Michaela Martens (mezzo-soprano)
Normanno ...... Michael Myers (tenor)
Chorus and Orchestra of New York Metropolitan Opera
Marco Armiliato (conductor).

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