Lucie de Lammermoor

Music by

Gaetano Donizetti

Grand Théâtre de Provence

Aix-en-Provence, FR


Lucia  Lisette Oropesa
Edgardo  Pene Pati
Enrico  Florian Sempey
Raimondo  Nicolas Courjal


Daniele Rustioni


Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor is a masterpiece of Italian opera, based on Walter Scott's novel. The work had its triumphant premiere in Naples in 1835 and quickly became one of the most popular operas of the 19th century. It tells the story of Lucia, a young woman who is forced into marriage and ultimately kills her husband on their wedding night. The most famous scene in the opera is Lucia's mad scene, which is considered one of the most iconic in the history of opera.

Donizetti also had an important career in Paris, where he created or adapted some of his masterpieces. In 1839, the composer adapted Lucia di Lammermoor to French standards, creating a new version of the opera called Lucie de Lammermoor. This French version of the opera includes significant changes from the original, such as changes in the libretto, orchestration and additional arias. These changes can affect the overall tone and atmosphere of the opera, as well as the way in which the audience experiences the story. Despite these differences, both versions of the opera are considered masterpieces and are beloved by audiences around the world.

This rare version of the opera is brought to life by the musical forces of the Opéra de Lyon, directed by Daniele Rustioni. The cast, featuring Pene Pati, Florian Sempey and Nicolas Courjal, is made up of some of the finest performers of the new generation. Additionally, opera fans will be thrilled to see Lisette Oropesa, considered one of the best performers of the role of Lucie, making her debut in the French version and at the Festival. Don't miss this opportunity to see this classic opera in a unique and exciting way.