Nadine Sierra and Javier Camarena embody the lovers in this Bayerische Staatsoper production
Gothic ruins and ill-fated love affairs: such are the key ingredients of Walter Scott's The Bride of Lammermoor. Donizetti added music which carries us away towards a tragedy shrouded in mist and abounding in rivalry and traumatized, complex personalities.
Lucia herself is as brittle as glass. Around her are her stern chaplain, her scheming brother, her hapless secret fiancé, and the bridegroom she will murder after the ceremony, turning it into a "blood wedding".
Lucia and Edgardo's love affair is foredoomed, like that of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. A long feud has driven their families apart and to love a member of the opposing clan is anathema.
Lucia di Lammermoor shows us the Romantic model of fragile, weightless womanhood. It is epitomized by Lucia, a character who arises at the point where the realm of the spirit blends with that of dreams. Enclosed in her own spirituality, sublime and inaccessible, she finds expression only in the "mad scene", when she evokes her pain and melancholy to become the magical enigma of an obsession that has sunk into insanity.
Lucia di Lammermoor
DRAMMA TRAGICO IN TWO PARTS
Libretto by Salvadore Cammarano.
World premiere: 26/09/1835 at the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples.
First Barcelona performance: 22/09/1838 at the Teatre de la Santa Creu.
First Liceu performance: 15/09/1849.
Last Liceu performance: 29/12/2015 .
Total number of Liceu performances: 291.
- Approximate running time 3h 5m
- Giacomo Sagripanti
- Stage director
- Barbara Wysocka
- Set design
- Barbara Hanicka
- Julia Kornacka
- Lighting design
- Rainer Casper
- Michal Zadara (Andergrand Media + Spektakle)
- Bayerische Staatsoper (Munic)
- Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Liceu Opera Barcelona
- Director of the Chorus
- Conxita Garcia
|Lord Enrico Astho||Alfredo Daza|
|Sir Edgardo Di Ravenswood||Javier Camarena|
|Lord Arturo Buklaw||Emmanuel Faraldo|
|Raimondo Bidebent||Mirko Palazzi|