Lucia di Lammermoor - Opera - Season 22/23 Programming - Opéra national de Paris

Sales open on 18 October 2022 at 12h00

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    Lucia di Lammermoor

    Gaetano Donizetti

    Opéra Bastille - from 18 February to 10 March 2023

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Lucia di Lammermoor

Opéra Bastille - from 18 February to 10 March 2023

Sales open on 18 October 2022 at 12h00

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Lucia di Lammermoor

Opera Gaetano Donizetti

Sales open on 18 October 2022 at 12h00

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Opéra Bastille - from 18 February to 10 March 2023

2h45 with 1 interval

Language : Italian

Surtitle : French / English

  • Opening night : 18 Feb. 2023

About

In few words:

On the hills of Lammermoor, in southern Scotland, at sunrise each morning, Lucia meets a mysterious young man with whom she has fallen in love: Edgardo, from the Ravenswood clan. But, as in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the lovers are from feuding families and their love is prohibited. Sir Walter Scott’s novel was inspired by the true story of Janet Dalrymple, who murdered her husband on their wedding night and paid for her crime with her sanity. By setting it to music, Gaetano Donizetti provided romantic Italian opera with one of its emblematic works, noted for Lucia’s “mad scene”, an aria demanding exceptional technique from the performer as well as great dramatic sensitivity. Director Andreï Serban adds the final touch, transcending the crux of the drama in an expression of liberating joy that severs the bonds of a suffocating male‑dominated society.

CHARACTERS

Lucia Ashton: Secretly engaged to Edgardo di Ravenswood, a sworn enemy of her family

Edgar of Ravenswood: In conflict with the Ashton family because of former rivalries
Henry Ashton: Lucia’s brother, in disgrace with the political powers
Raymond: The Ashton’s chaplain and Lucia’s tutor
Arthur Bucklaw: Enrico Ashton authorizes Arthur’s betrothal to Lucia for questions of interest
Norman: Enrico Ashton’s henchman
Alisa: Lucia’s female companion

  • Opening
  • First part 85 mn
  • Intermission 30 mn
  • Second part 50 mn
  • End

Quiz: Donizetti and his operas

3 min

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Quiz: Donizetti and his operas
  • Lucia di Lammermoor

    Opera in two parts (1835)

    After Walter Scott, La Fiancée de Lammermoor

    • Conductor :

      Aziz Shokhakimov

    • Director :

      Andrei Șerban

    • Set design :

      William Dudley

    • Costume design :

      William Dudley

    • Lighting design :

      Guido Levi

    • Chorus master :

      Ching-Lien Wu

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Audio clips

Lucia di Lammermoor - Air de la folie

Lucia di Lammermoor (saison 16/17)- Acte 2

Lucia di Lammermoor (saison 16/17)- Acte 1

Lucia di Lammermoor (saison 16/17)- Acte 2

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