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Lucia di Lammermoor

Gaetano Donizetti

Tragic drama in two parts and three acts
Libretto by Salvatore Cammarano
 

Metropolitan Opera House Production, New York

 

From 1 to 28 February 2014

Running Time: 3 hours 10 minutes intermissions included

Sung in Italian with electronic libretto in Italian, English

Notes on the performancesOpen 
Donizetti called it a “tragic drama”, but everyone sees Lucia as the archetypal romantic Italian melodrama, in which a secret love is destroyed by an obtuse family rivalry. The well known adaptation of the legend of “Romeo and Juliet” from the novel by Walter Scott comes from the immortal verses of Salvatore Cammarano, the Neapolitan librettist who ended his career by writing Trovatore for Verdi. “Verranno a te sull’aure”, “Sulla tomba che rinserra” or “Tu che a Dio spiegasti l’ali” are verses engraved in the minds of opera lovers. Adding his artistic flair to the myriad of “maledizioni” [curses] and “belle morti” [beautiful deaths] of the character Edgardo will be one of the most popular Italian tenors in the world, Vittorio Grigolo, who returns to La Scala after last Season’s success in Rigoletto and La bohème. Russian coloratura soprano Albina Shagimuratova will be the angel-like heroine driven to madness by her family’s doggedness in preventing this love from flourishing. It will be directed by Mary Zimmerman and conducted by the experienced Pier Giorgio Morandi.

Direction 

Conductor
Pier Giorgio Morandi
Staging
Mary Zimmerman
Sets
Daniel Ostling
Costumes
Mara Blumenfeld
Lights
T.J. Gerckens
Choreography
Daniel Pelzig

CAST 

Enrico
Massimo Cavalletti
Lucia
Albina Shagimuratova (1, 7, 14, 19, 23, 28)
Jessica Pratt (11, 16, 21)
Edgardo
Vittorio Grigolo (1, 7, 14, 19, 23, 28)
Piero Pretti (11, 16, 21)
Arturo
Juan Francisco Gatell
Raimondo
Sergey Artamonov
Alisa
Barbara Di Castri
Normanno
Massimiliano Chiarolla
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