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West Australia Opera presents Lucia Di Lammermoor

posted 9 Jun 2012, 05:36 by Thomas Friberg   [ updated 11 Jun 2012, 00:51 ]
7:30pm 14, 17, 19 and 21 July,
His Majesty's Theatre, 825 Hay Street, Perth 

This will be my first main stage opera with the West Australian Opera Chorus.

This beautifully and traditionally crafted production creates the perfect period atmosphere for this tragic love story. A high point of Romantic opera, based on Sir Walter Scott’s novel Bride of Lammermoor, this bel canto work is a magnificent example of the seamless fusion of poetry and music, forged into melodic  expression which speaks so directly to the heart and memory.

The famous “mad scene” has been the highlight of this opera and claimed the attention of prima donnas for over 150 years. Notably including Dame Joan Sutherland who performed on this set.

The story of two feuding families is romantic and tragic. Lucia is in love with Edgardo, her brother Enrico’s enemy. She is tricked into believing Edgardo is unfaithful and she loses her mind and murders the husband she is forced to marry. Edgardo, heartbroken, kills himself.

The original opera by Gaetano Donizetti, sung in Italian with English surtitles.