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Posted by on Mar 18, 2014 in new articles, Reviews | 0 comments

Operagasm Review Rundown: LA Opera’s Lucia di Lammermoor

Operagasm Review Rundown: LA Opera’s Lucia di Lammermoor

by Christie Connolley

According to Chris Pasles with the Los Angeles Times the LA Opera’s production of Lucia di Lamermoor is spec-tac-u-lar!  Check out the details in the Operagasm Review Rundown!

Photo Credit: Lawrence K. Ho

Ummm, this guy should stop writing reviews and start writing novels:  ”Unveiled Saturday at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Donizetti’s hair-trigger emotional extravaganza swept away all resistance in its gorgeous bel canto flights of drama and lyricism.”

I woke up like this – Flawless!:  ”In the title role, Russian soprano Albina Shagimuratova was hardly a stereotypically frail dramatic pushover. She was a dominant force, first among a cast of equals, as she reined in her power to skillfully delineate Lucia’s increasing isolation and mental decline, seeming as fresh vocally in her climactic 16-minute mad scene as she was at the beginning of the opera. Perhaps she could have gone on for another virtuosic quarter-hour. She earned the thunderous ovation she got at its end.”

Everyone loves a group of tender men, no?:  “ The L.A. Opera Chorus, prepared by Grant Gershon, was bold and forceful, but also, in the men’s announcement of Lucia’s imminent death to Edgardo (in one of those heaven-sent Donizetti moments), tender.”

Check out the full review here!

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