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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With music that sparkles and a playful libretto, Washington National Opera's production of Donizetti's comedy is utterly charming. Handsome Nemorino is mad for the feisty Adina. She doesn't know he exists, but he'll do anything to get her to fall in love with him. Enter the lovable quack Dr. Dulcamara, who provides Nemorino with a "magic" potion -- the elixir of the title -- that sweeps up the lovers in a comically romantic whirlwind. Filled with whimsical wit, beautiful arias and intoxicating duets, the opera is sung in Italian with projected English titles. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Goldstar MemberRed Velvet
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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 (unexplained) attention paid to dolls and teddy bears and toy trains. The lighting is just ridiculous. And why, oh, why is everyone always on the floor? It was the most hortizonal opera I have ever seen.
I saw it on the 14th with Lyubov Perova and Alexey Dolgov --- both super. Go and enjoy --- but you might consider bringing blinders!
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).