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Perfectly reasonable production,
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This review is from: Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor [Blu-ray]  [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
This is a perfectly good production. It has its weak points (some of the directorial gimmicks distract from the action, but not all that badly; some of the supporting roles could have a bit more oomph) but on the whole this is a slick and fairly middle of the road production. Nothing is likely to offend unless you are the sort of opera bore who attends operas with the sole intent of comparing them with an (in reality imaginary) golden age from some time in the past. Ultimately, I think the production could have done with a bit more fizz and vim. Like most of Donizetti's work, the music is glorious and the plot is daft, but that is no reason to apologise for the silliness of the plot by damping down the ardour. If you want a blu ray of Lucia in your collection (and at the time of writing this it's at a reasonable price) I would say get this without qualms.