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Mar. 10 2018

04/07/18-Lucia di Lammermoor-1pm

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METROPOLITAN OPERA

GAETANO DONIZETTI

Lucia di Lammermoor

The role of the fragile title heroine who teeters between love and madness is shared by sopranos Olga Peretyatko-Mariotti and Pretty Yende, who have each impressed audiences with dazzling bel canto portrayals at the Met. Vittorio Grigolo and Michael Fabiano share the role of her lover in this chilling production by Tony Award-winning director Mary Zimmerman. Roberto Abbado conducts.

  • SUNG IN ITALIAN
  • ESTIMATED RUN TIME 3 HRS 27 MINS
  • Photo credit: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

CAST

Roberto Abbado

CONDUCTOR Roberto Abbado

Olga Peretyatko-Mariotti

LUCIA Olga Peretyatko-Mariotti

 

EDGARDO Vittorio Grigolo

ENRICO Massimo Cavalletti

Vitalij Kowaljow

RAIMONDO Vitalij Kowaljow

 

Premiere: Teatro San Carlo, Naples, 1835. The character of Lucia has become an icon in opera and beyond, an archetype of the constrained woman asserting herself in society. She reappears as a touchstone for such diverse later characters as Flaubert’s adulterous Madame Bovary and the repressed Englishmen in the novels of E. M. Forster. The insanity that overtakes and destroys Lucia, depicted in opera’s most celebrated mad scene, has especially captured the public imagination. Donizetti’s handling of this fragile woman’s state of mind remains seductively beautiful, thoroughly compelling, and deeply disturbing.

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