Lucia di Lammermoor  (Serafin;  Sutherland, Gibin, Shaw, Rouleau)   (2-Myto 00290)
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Lucia di Lammermoor  (Serafin;  Sutherland, Gibin, Shaw, Rouleau)   (2-Myto 00290)
OP2161. LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, Live Performance, 26 Feb., 1959, w.Serafin Cond. Royal Opera House Ensemble; Joan Sutherland, João Gibin, John Shaw, Joseph Rouleau, Kenneth MacDonald, etc. (E.U.) 2-Myto 00290. Very long out-of-print, Final Copy! - 0801439902909


“Here [Sutherland] is the primary focus of interest. It is hard to imagine her realisation of Lucia as presented here ever being bettered. Her conception is exceptionally feminine and is delivered with a vocal virtuosity that is simply breathtaking….Throughout the evening, Serafin’s mastery of the…score is fully evident….If future issues in this welcome series can maintain or even approach [this] exalted level…opera-lovers everywhere are in for an extended treat.”

- David Patmore, CLASSIC RECORD COLLECTOR, Autumn, 2006

“...Sutherland is much what she would be for the next quarter-century: the finest vocal technician of her time….her vocalism is wondrous to the ear; to this day, it remains unchallenged in terms of security and reliability. She commands admiration.”

- Paul Jackson, SIGN-OFF FOR THE OLD MET, p.391

"In her own time, there was a tendency to take Sutherland for granted, so consistent were her high standards of technique, musicianship and, yes, acting. Her total command of the stage was always formidable. No recording can really give an impression of how big the voice was….it had an astonishing and physically thrilling impact."

- Patrick O’Connor, GRAMOPHONE, Jan., 2007

“Engaged by Covent Garden, Rouleau sang with the company in Cardiff, Manchester, and Southampton prior to his London debut as Colline 23 Apr 1957. Leading roles followed in over 40 productions there during the next 20 years. His Count Rodolfo in Bellini's LA SONNAMBULA, in 1960 with Joan Sutherland, led to a collaboration with the soprano which included his debut at the Paris Opera that year as Raimondo in LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR and a 1965-6 Australian tour during which he won high praise particularly for his Assur in Rossini's SEMIRAMIDE.”

- Historica Canada