Donizetti's Lucrezia Borgia from Brussels

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Thursday, July 04, 2013

Donizetti's 'Lucrezia Borgia' from the Royal Theatre of the Mint in Brussels. Donizetti's Lucrezia Borgia from the Royal Theatre of the Mint in Brussels.

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The historical Lucrezia Borgia may actually have been a fine, upstanding citizen. But her popular reputation isn't so sunny and it's her legacy as a notorious poisoner that Donizetti exploits in an opera featuring a title role that's both brilliant and daunting.

On World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents Lucrezia Borgia from the Royal Theatre of the Mint — La Monnaie — in Brussels. Romanian soprano Elena Mosuc sings the daunting title role, with American tenor Charles Castronovo as Lucrezia's son Genarro, in a production led by conductor Julian Reynolds.

Cast:

Conductor: Julian Reynolds

Lucrezia Borgia: Elena Mosuc (soprano)

Genarro: Charles Castronovo (tenor)

Duke Alfonso: Paul Gay (bass)

Maffio Orsini: Silvia Tro Santafé (mezzo-soprano)

Rustighello: Carlo Bosi (tenor)

Liverotto: Roberto Covatta (tenor)

Gazella: Tijl Faveyts (bass)

Petrucci: Jean-Luc Ballestra (baritone)

Vitelozzo: Stefan Cifolelli (tenor)

La Monnaie Orchestra and Chorus

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Comments [2]

Robert Poda from New York

Where is it,indeed?! I wait every Sunday afternoon for these broadcasts and the "on Air" above says it is broadcasting Lucrezia Borgia from Brussels. Have you taken the long weekend off? Tut, Tut!

Jul. 07 2013 01:34 PM
Jeff D. from Upper Montclair, NJ

So where is it? It wasn't on Saturday nor today!

Jul. 07 2013 01:24 PM

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