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Lucia di Lammermoor 1997Edinburgh International Festival

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This was a concert performance at the Edinburgh Festival. Sir Charles here used the Hanover Band to extend his search for historically informed performance practice to the bel canto era. Perhaps the most unusual element is the tenor of Bruce Ford, more familiar in Rossinian flights than in the darker tones of this dramatic Donizetti role. The soundworld of the entire performance was refreshingly different, as can be heard on the studio recording made the previous week in London.

Performance Cast

Normanno the Ashtons' forester

Ryland Davies

Enrico Lord Henry Ashton

Anthony Michaels-Moore

Raimondo Bide the Bent, the Ashtons' chaplain

Alastair Miles

Lucia Lucy Ashton, Henry's Sister

Andrea Rost

Alisa Ailsa, Lucy's companion

Louise Winter

Edgardo Edgar, the Master of Ravenswood

Bruce Ford

Arturo Lord Arthur Bucklaw

Paul Charles Clarke

Performance DatesLucia di Lammermoor 1997

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Usher Hall | Edinburgh

17 Aug, 19.15

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