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Lucia Di Lammermoor, playing at the Royal Opera House

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Diana Damrau and Aleksandra Kurzak lead two world-class casts in Katie Mitchell’s new production of Donizetti’s tragic opera Lucia Di Lammermoor. Read More >

Diana Damrau and Aleksandra Kurzak lead two world-class casts in Katie Mitchell’s new production of Donizetti’s tragic opera Lucia Di Lammermoor.

The Lammermoor fortune is in danger unless Lucia makes a good marriage, but her brother Enrico is horrified to learn she has fallen in love with his sworn enemy Edgardo. Treachery and tragedy follow this doomed love for the rest of Lucia’s and Edgardo’s lives.

Lucia Di Lammermoor is Donizetti’s tragic masterpiece. The opera marked the beginning of his partnership with regular collaborator librettist Salvadore Cammarano – who, as was the fashion of the day, looked to Walter Scott. Cammarano’s adaptation of Scott’s novel The Bride of Lammermoor moved Donizetti greatly, and in the subsequent score he produced not only some of his most beautiful but also his most dramatically potent music.

Director Katie Mitchell (Written On Skin) sets The Royal Opera’s new production in the 1840s and focusses on how an intelligent woman, failed by the men in her life, experiences a horrifying mental breakdown.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 07/04/2016

Closing Night: 19/05/2016

Running time: 2hr50

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Cast & Creative

Creative

Director - Katie Mitchell

Designer - Vicki Mortimer

Lighting Designer - Jon Clark

Movement Director - Signe Fabricius

Music By - Gaetano Donizetti

About Royal Opera House

Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom WC2E 9DD

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