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Lyubov Petrova as Lucia and Corey Evan Rotz as Arturo (Scott Suchman for WNO)

Washington National Opera: Lucia di Lammermoor

In this psychologically gripping opera, Lucia relinquishes her sanity, killing her bridegroom and finally succumbing to madness in one of opera's most tragic and musically dramatic scenes.

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Gaetano Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor
Libretto by Salvadore Cammarano
Production from English National Opera
Based on the novel The Bride of Lammermoor by Sir Walter Scott

 
Lucia will suffer for her brother's triumphs.


In Donizetti's dark drama, young Lucia is caught in the middle of a feud between her family and the man she loves. Forced by her brother to forsake her love and marry for money, she loses more than her happiness--she loses her mind. After she kills her bridegroom, Lucia plunges headlong into madness to Donizetti's magnificent score in one of opera's most famous, horrifying, and musically gorgeous scenes.
 
Acclaimed director David Alden's dark and compelling production "turns Donizetti's most popular work into an examination of Victorian psychopathology, and the results are often extreme" (The Guardian). Featuring two dazzling casts and conducted by WNO Music Director Philippe Auguin, you won't want to miss this operatic thriller that seems like "a novel that Emily Brontë or the young Charles Dickens should have written" (The Daily Telegraph).

Performed in Italian with English supertitles. Supertitles may not be visible from the rear of the orchestra.
The performance runs approximately 2 hours, 35 minutes, with one 20-minute intermission.

O-Zone Lecture: Free pre-performance lecture in the Opera House - Thu., Nov. 10 at 6:15 p.m. Patrons must present a ticket or stub from any performance of this production.

Series O Lecture: Free pre-performance lecture in the Opera House especially designed for Generation O members and open to all Lucia ticket holders  - Fri., Nov. 18 at 6:15 p.m. Patrons must present a ticket or stub from any performance of this production.

Artist Q&A's follow the performances on: Sun., Nov. 13 and Mon., Nov. 14.

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