Lucia di Lammermoor
Music by Gaetano Donizetti
Libretto by Salvadore Cammarano
Opera at the Academy
Performed in Italian with English supertitles
"Brenda Rae is a High Octane Lucia."—Broadway World
Returning to the Opera Philadelphia stage for the first time in more than two decades, this operatic classic takes a dreamlike, ethereal turn courtesy of “A-plus director” (The Philadelphia Inquirer) Laurent Pelly, who was named Best Director at the 2016 International Opera Awards.
Coloratura soprano Brenda Rae showcases her “consummate musicality and killer technique” (Financial Times) in the title role. Baritone Troy Cook brings his “dynamic elegance” (Opera News) to the role of her brother, Enrico, alongside tenor Michael Spyres, known for his “limitless grace and vocal purity” (The Guardian), in his company debut as Edgardo. Maestro Corrado Rovaris, familiar with the Donizetti tradition having likewise hailed from Bergamo, Italy, leads the Opera Philadelphia Orchestra and Chorus.
|Fri, Sep 21||8:00 p.m.|
|Sun, Sep 23||2:30 p.m.|
|Wed, Sep 26||8:00 p.m.|
|Fri, Sep 28||8:00 p.m.|
|Sun, Sep 30||2:30 p.m.|
Subscriptions and festival ticket packages of two or more events are now on sale. Single tickets will go on sale on August 1, 2018.
Co-produced by Opera Philadelphia and Wiener Staatsoper
Opera at the Academy is underwritten, in part, by Judy and Peter Leone
Cast & Creative Team
- Chantal Thomas * Set Design
- Duane Schuler Lighting Design
- *Opera Philadelphia debut
Gaetano Donizetti was born November 29, 1797 in Bergamo, Italy. He, Bellini and Rossini were the three great masters of the opera style known as bel canto. Bel canto operas had set numbers of separate arias and ensembles that featured particularly florid vocal writing designed to show off the human voice to maximum effect. These works demanded great virtuosity from the singers and served as star vehicles for leading operatic performers. Donizetti dominated the Italian opera scene during the years between Bellini's death and Verdi's rise to fame after Nabucco. Learn more about Donizetti.