Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor at The Kennedy Center
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The last date listed for Lucia di Lammermoor was Friday November 18, 2011 / 7:30pm.
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The voices were Great. But the production -- was -- just stupid.
I do not believe there is any reason to believe that Lucia was a 12 year old -- or a 6 year old. But she is dressed in a "little girl" dress -- and there is far too much...continued
Gaetano Donizetti’s _Lucia di Lammermoor _
Libretto by Salvadore Cammarano
Production from English National Opera
Based on the novel The Bride of Lammermoor by Sir Walter Scott
In Donizetti’s dark drama, young Lucia is caught in the middle of a feud between her family and the man she loves. Forced by her brother to forsake her love and marry for money, she loses more than her happiness — she loses her mind. After she kills her bridegroom, Lucia plunges headlong into madness to Donizetti’s magnificent score in one of opera’s most famous, horrifying, and musically gorgeous scenes.
Acclaimed director David Alden’s dark and compelling production “turns Donizetti’s most popular work into an examination of Victorian psychopathology, and the results are often extreme” (The Guardian_). Featuring two dazzling casts and conducted by WNO Music Director Philippe Auguin, you won’t want to miss this operatic thriller that seems like “a novel that Emily Brontë or the young Charles Dickens should have written” (_The Daily Telegraph).