Lucia di Lammermoor

Music by

G. Donizetti

Deutsche Oper am Rhein

Düsseldorf, GE

Thursday February 3, 2011 - 8:00 PM
Sunday February 6, 2011 - 8:00 PM
Wednesday February 16, 2011 - 8:00 PM
Friday February 18, 2011 - 8:00 PM
Sunday March 6, 2011 - 8:00 PM

Theater der Stadt Duisburg

Düsseldorf, GE

Saturday March 12, 2011 - 8:00 PM
Tuesday March 29, 2011 - 8:00 PM

Cast

Lucia  Lisette Oropesa
Edgardo  Sergej Khomov
Enrico  Boris Statsenko
Arturo  Manfred Fink
Raimondo  Adrian Sâmpetrean
Alisa  Judita Nagyová
Normanno  Florian Simson

Conductor

Rainer Mühlbach

Director

Christof Loy

Set Designer

Herbert Murauer

Costumes

Herbert Murauer

Chorusmaster

Christoph Kurig

About

Eerie apparitions and dark visions have their tragic fate of an idea from the start. From her dilemma between love and duty, there is no way for Lucia. Enrico Ashton wants to marry his sister for political reasons with the wealthy Lord Arturo Bucklaw. But Lucia is the mortal enemy of her passionate love of family, Edgardo Ravenswood, connected. A forged letter from Enrico demonstrates Edgardo's infidelity and apparently breaks Lucia's resistance finally. On the wedding night she killed the unwanted bridegroom, broken by their pain and withdraws into its interior. Only in a state of insanity may Lucia received her ideal of a union with Edgardo upright. In the most famous mad scene in opera history, it releases shocking forces and revealed through her ​​coloratura to die, a new, inner freedom.

Salvatore Cammarano has the political and historical context of Walter Scott's romantic novel "The Bride of Lammermoor" deliberately neglected and his libretto on the psychological states of the characters focused. With its 1835 first performed in Naples opera could Gaetano Donizetti (1797 - 1848), three days after the death of Vincenzo Bellini, finally establish itself as a leading opera composer.

LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR
Dramma tragico into two parts
libretto by Salvatore Cammarano after a novel by Walter Scott
 
In Italian with surtitles in German

Performance History

Lisette has given 29 performances as Lucia.