Home Theaters Moscow Moscow theatre "New Opera" 24 August 2019, 19:00 - Donizetti "Lucia Di Lammermoor" Opera in three acts
2019 | Saturday
Moscow theatre "New Opera", Moscow
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
World premiere: Moscow theatre "New Opera", 18 January 2018

Music Directors: Jan Latham-Koenig, Dmitry Volosnikov
Conductors: Jan Latham-Koenig, Dmitry Volosnikov, Yuri Medianik
Stage Director: Hans-Joachim Frey
Designer: Pyotr Okunev
Lighting Designer: Aivar Salikhov
Choirmaster: Yulia Senyukova

Performed in Italian with Russian surtitles

Gaetano Donizetti’s opera was inspired by Sir Walter Scott’s novel The Bride of Lammermoor which was incredibly popular at that time. The conflict in the story is based on the long-standing feud between two Scottish clans, the Ravenswoods and the Ashtons, and is aggravated by Enrico Ashton’s sister Lucia’s love for Ravenswood’s son, Edgardo, which fact is perceived by the others as dishonour to the Ashton clan. To repair his dented political position, Enrico plans to marry his sister off to Lord Arturo Bucklaw. To that end, he tries to make her submit to the wedding by showing her a forged letter about Edgardo’s infidelity. Shocked with her lover’s unfaithfulness, Lucia signs the marriage contract with Lord Bucklaw, which act entails a swing of tragic events… 

Love, jealousy, murder, madness… Lucia di Lammermoor is considered to be one of Donizetti’s most popular operas. The brilliant part of Lucia has invariably been in the repertoire of many celebrated sopranos, including Maria Callas, Joan Sutherland, Montserrat Caballé and Edita Gruberova. The tenor part of Edgardo is no less effective; the closer is the opera’s finale, the higher are the notes. Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor is an example of the Italian romantic musical drama. Having absorbed the opera traditions of the previous period, it kind of throws a bridge between the Mozart musical theatre and Verdi’s dramatic operas.

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