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La Donna Del Lago

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John Fulljames directs Rossini’s love story set against the turbulent background of the 16th-century Scottish Highlands. Read More >

La Donna Del Lago is one of the most lyrical of Gioachino Rossini’s operas, with expansive ensembles and shimmering orchestration. It is based on Walter Scott’s 1810 poem The Lady of the Lake and features a libretto by Andrea Leone Tottola. Although its premiere in Naples in 1819 was a success it was rarely staged throughout much of the 19th and 20th centuries. John Fulljames’s new production provides an opportunity to experience an underperformed gem.

La Donna Del Lago opens in the atmospheric surroundings of the Scottish Highlands, as Elena – the titular Lady of the Lake – rows across Loch Katrine, singing of her love for romantic hero Malcolm. Elena’s exquisite arias are contrasted with moments of high drama, from the stormy confrontation between Rodrigo and the King to the orchestral frenzy unleashed at the sighting of a meteor.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

 

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 17/05/2013

Closing Night: 11/06/2013

Running time: 3h20

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Cast & Creative

Creative

Director - John Fulljames

Lighting Designer - Bruno Poet

Set Designer - Dick Bird

About Royal Opera House

Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom WC2E 9DD

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