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.

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Lucia di Lammermoor

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: 302.

Approximate running time 3h 5m

  • First act 43m
  • Quick change 1m
  • Second act 42m
  • Interval 30m
  • Third act 1h

Artistic profile

Giacomo Sagripanti
Stage director and choreography
Barbara Wysocka
Set design
Barbara Hanicka
Julia Kornacka
Lighting design
Rainer Casper
Michal Zadara (Andergrand Media + Spektakle)
Stage director assistant
Leo Castaldi
Lightning assistant
Benedik Zehm
Bayerische Staatsoper (Munic)
Chorus of the Liceu Opera Barcelona
Director of the Chorus
Conxita Garcia
Symphony Orchestra of the Liceu Opera Barcelona
Liviu Morna
Conductor assistant
Josep Gil Gil
Musical assistants
Véronique Werklé, Vanessa García, Pau Casan, David-Huy Nguyen-Phong and Jaume Tribó


Lord Enrico AsthoAlfredo Daza
LuciaNadine Sierra16th,19th,24th,26th,28th July
Serena Sáenz21th July
Sir Edgardo Di RavenswoodJavier Camarena
Lord Arturo BuklawEmmanuel Faraldo
Raimondo BidebentMirco Palazzi
AlisaAnna Gomà
NormannoMoisés Marín

Debut Liceu

Debut role

Cast change

  • On performance of July 21st the tittle role is performed by Serena Sáenz, replacing Nadine Sierra due to a medical indisposition. It's a double debut for Sáenz, both in the Gran Teatre and in the role of Lucia.

July 2021

16Friday19:00Turn E
19Monday19:00Turn A
21Wednesday19:00Turn B
24Saturday19:00Turn C
26Monday19:00Turn H
28Wednesday19:00Turn DAD

Programa de mà

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