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.
- Donizetti, Gaetano – Lucia di Lammermoor
Cast / Production
Lord Enrico Ashton – Ricardo Crampton
Lucia – Sara Intagliata
Sir Edgardo di Ravenswood – Vladimir Reutov
Lord Arturo Bucklaw – Francesco Tuppo
Raimondo Bidebent – Max Medero
Normanno – Maurizio Marchini
Alisa – Cinzia Borsotti
Regia – Franz Moser
Costumi – Sara Bianchi
Maestro Concertatore – Riccardo Mascia
Ensemble, Coro & Compagnia d’Opera Italiana Firenze