Gaetano Donizetti

Lucrezia Borgia

Lucrezia Borgia

Dame Joan Sutherland vividly brings to life the title role of Lucrezia Borgia in Donizetti’s powerful and lyrical opera set in dark, decadant Renaissance Italy. From the prologue’s ‘Com’ e Bello’ through to her gripping final scene of intense anguish and melodrama, Sutherland displays exquisite vocal mastery while thrilling musical balance is provided by Robert Allman as Lucrezia’s husband, the Duke of Ferarra. Richard Bonynge draws dramatic and stylish playing from the Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra and the Australian Opera Chorus.


Released 1990
Composer Gaetano Donizetti
Conductor Richard Bonynge
Director George Ogilvie
Lucrezia Borgia Joan Sutherland
Don Alfonso D'este Robert Allman
Maffio Orsini Margreta Elkins
Gennaro Ron Stevens
Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra  
The Opera Australia Chorus  


Joan Sutherland - Lucrezia Borgia excerpt

Joan Sutherland - Lucrezia Borgia excerpt