Donizetti's Lucrezia Borgia from the Caramoor Festival
Saturday, November 08, 2014
Saturday at 1 pm, join us for a special broadcast of Donizetti's two-act melodrama Lucrezia Borgia, about the poison-wielding Renaissance power woman, starring soprano Angela Meade.
The concert production, from the Caramoor Festival in Katonah, NY, was recorded this summer as part of its Bel Canto at Caramoor series, directed by scholar-conductor Will Crutchfield.
The cast also features the tenor Michele Angelini as the son the ruthless Lucrezia unwittingly kills; the mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford as his best friend Orsini; and the bass Christophoros Stamboglis as the Duke of Ferrara.
Donizetti's 1833 opera is based on Victor Hugo's play of the same name, which shined a light on the corruption around the Renaissance Papacy.
Angela Meade, soprano; Tamara Mumford, mezzo-soprano; Michele Angelini, tenor; Christophoros Stamboglis, bass; Bel Canto Young Artists; Orchestra of St. Luke’s; Will Crutchfield, conductor and Director of Opera.