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The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
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4 reviews
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The weather was Windy. I wore dress stocking and boots.
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They only allow bottled water inside the theatre, so if you get a drink that isn't water at intermission, make sure you have time to drink it. Drinks and snacks are expensive, so if you can do without your pocketbook will be happier!
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"Lucia di Lammermoor"
25 ratings
4.2 average rating
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Amy T Red Velvet
220 events
67 reviews
29 stars
attended Nov 14 2011

Singing was fine, but the production is much too gimmicky. What's with the teddy bear?

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20 reviews
10 stars
attended Nov 14 2011

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

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128 events
27 reviews
53 stars
attended Nov 13 2011

The singing and acting were all fabulous!! Wdorked hard to not have the lousy setting cancel it out!

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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).

About the Ticket Supplier: Washington National Opera

As the resident opera company of the Kennedy Center, Washington National Opera (WNO) draws on a rich history to offer high-quality grand opera featuring internationally acclaimed artists. Additionally, WNO serves as a vital resource throughout the Washington metro area, bringing opera to a broad public through its award-winning education and community programs.