Donizetti's Lucrezia Borgia

John Pascoe (stage director), Riccardo Frizza (conductor) – With Renée Fleming (Lucrezia Borgia) – San Francisco Opera

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John Pascoe — Stage director, set and costume design
Jeff Bruckerhoff — Lighting designer
Nicola Luisotti — Music director
Lawrence Pech — Choreographer
Roy Rallo — Assistant stage director
Gerd Mairandres — Make-up artist
Austin Kness — Apostolo Gazella
Ao Li — Ascanio Petrucci
Elizabeth DeShong — Maffio Orsini
Christopher Jackson — Jeppo Liverotto
Brian Jagde — Oloferno Vitellozzo
Igor Vieira — Gubetta
Michael Fabiano — Gennaro
Renée Fleming — Lucrezia Borgia
Vitalij Kowaljow — Duke Alfonso
Daniel Montenegro — Rustighello
Ryan Kuster — Astolfo

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Renée Fleming, "America's most-loved and most-lauded opera singer" (The Times, London) returns to the San Francisco Opera, bringing passion and outstanding virtuosity to the title role of Gaetano Donizetti’s masterpiece, joined on stage by Michael Fabiano, Vitalij Kowaljow and Elizabeth DeShong.

In Gaetano Donizetti’s two act opera, Lucrezia Borgia (libretto by Felice Romani, based on Victor Hugo’s play of the same name), a notorious femme fatale renowned for her ruthless pursuit of power reveals poignant vulnerability when she comes face to face with her long-lost son, Gennaro.

Presented in 2011, this captivating and elegant production from the San Francisco Opera is led by internationally-acclaimed Italian conductor, Riccardo Frizza.

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Venue: San Francisco Opera (San Francisco, California, USA)
Production date: 2013
Recording date: September 2011
Duration: 2 h 7 min
Production: © San Francisco Opera Association
Available subtitle(s): EN, DE