Lucia di Lammermoor

A Wedding to Die For

Lucia is one of the most challenging roles in the soprano repertory, combining coloratura pyrotechnics with dramatic intensity. Singing the title role is soprano Brenda Rae (Don Pasquale, 2014; The Impresario and Le Rossignol, 2014; La Traviata, 2013). Lucia is in love with Edgardo, scion of the rival Ravenswood clan, sung by tenor Mario Chang in his Santa Fe debut, but she is pressured by her ambitious brother Enrico, baritone Zachary Nelson (Don Pasquale, 2014), into a politically advantageous match. The wedding proves fatal for both husband and wife. Corrado Rovaris (Don Pasquale, 2014) conducts, with stage direction of Ron Daniels (Don Giovanni, 2016).


Performed at The Crosby Theatre


Season

2017

Music by

Gaetano Donizetti

Text by

Salvadore Cammarano

Sung in

Italian

Instant Translation Screen

English
Spanish


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Pressured to marry the wrong man, Lucia suffers a cathartic emotional breakdown, culminating in the most haunting and iconic mad scene in all of opera.

Artists

Brenda Rae
Brenda Rae

Lucia

Mario Chang
Mario Chang

Edgardo

Zachary Nelson
Zachary Nelson

Lord Enrico Ashton

Christian Van Horn
Christian Van Horn

Raimondo Bidebent

Ron Daniels
Ron Daniels

Director

Corrado Rovaris
Corrado Rovaris

Conductor

Riccardo Hernandez
Riccardo Hernandez

Scenic Design

Christopher Akerlind
Christopher Akerlind

Lighting Design

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The Music

A Marriage to Die For

Gaetano Donizetti composed like a man possessed, creating more than three dozen operas celebrated for their melodic richness and vocal splendor. His tragic romance Lucia di Lammermoor is not just the best-known of these, but perhaps the most iconic of all bel canto operas. It is a gripping tale of thwarted love and a sensitive portrait of a woman at the breaking point — a heroine whose famous mad scene sets the standard for high accomplishment in coloratura singing.