Lucia di Lammermoor at Teatro Aurora, Firenze‐Scandicci
About the Event
Seize this opportunity at the beautiful Teatro Aurora in Florence to experience the breathtaking opear performance of Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor.
Lucia's brother Enrico is horrified when he learns that she has fallen in love with his sworn enemy Edgardo. He hastily arranges her marriage with his associate Arturo. Edgardo and Lucia exchange rings privately before he leaves to fight in France.
Enrico leads Lucia to believe that Edgardo has been unfaithful. She longs for death and signs the contract with Arturo — just before Edgardo returns. Lucia murders Arturo in their wedding bed. His death is followed first by Lucia's and then by Edgardo's.
Gaetano Donizetti was an Italian composer of the early 19th century. He was one of the leading composers of the bel canto opera style along with Gioachino Rossini and Vincenzo Bellini. Over the course of his career, Donizetti wrote almost 70 operas both comic and serious. His first notable success came with a serious opera, Zoraida di Granata, which was presented in 1822 in Rome. As a result, he made a major impact on the Italian and international opera scene and shifted the attention to opera seria noble and 'serious' style operas. However, his best‐known works include comedies such as L'elisir d'amore 1832 and Don Pasquale 1843.
Cast / Production
Lord Enrico Ashton — Gabriele Nani
Lucia — Antonella Biondo
Sir Edgardo di Ravenswood — Tiziano Barontini
Lord Arturo Bucklaw — Dalai Chen Hai
Raimondo Bidebent — Max Medero
Normanno — Francesco Marchetti
Alisa — Cinzia Borsotti
Regia — Franz Moser
Costumi — Rachele Ceccotti
Maestro Concertatore — Riccardo Mascia
Tuscan Chamber Orchestra
Coro & Compagnia d'Opera Italiana Firenze