Tag Archives: Dessay

Lucia Di Lammermoor in HD – Again

Today the Met brought back its production of Donizetti’s masterpiece Lucia Di Lammermoor. It was telecast just a little over two years ago with Anna Netrebko, Piotr Beczala, and Mariusz Kwiecien in the principal roles. This time the opera had a new set of performers – Natalie Dessay, Joseph Calleja, and Ludovic Tézier. The production…

Read the full entry

Daughter of the Regiment in HD – April 26, 2008

I know I said I’d used up my life’s allotment of performances of Donizetti’s Bonbon, but Dessay and Florez at the Met were too tempting to pass up. Laurent Pelly’s production moves the opera’s time to that of World War I. But when you set this opera is irrelevant. It succeeds or fails with its…

Read the full entry