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HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE

26, 28 October & 2, 4 November

An iconic work for Australia, this is the opera which made Dame Joan Sutherland famous, in the production she made her own. The traditional setting of this opera is much loved by opera audiences. This season is cast with a new generation of Australian singers led by Emma Pearson in the title role.

An original production by Opera Australia
Sung in Italian with English Surtitles
Part proceeds from ticket sales will support Telethon 7, West Australian Opera’s official charity partner 

SYNOPSIS

Two noble Scottish families, the Ashtons and the Ravenswoods, are sworn enemies. Enrico Ashton, who is almost bankrupt, has arranged for Arturo to marry his sister, Lucia, who is in love with Edgardo Ravenswood.

ACT ONE:
Ashton’s servants search the castle for an intruder, while Lucia waits for Edgardo in the garden. Edgardo tells Lucia he must leave for France, but first hopes to make peace with Enrico so that he may marry Lucia. They exchange rings.

ACT TWO:
Enrico decides Lucia must marry Arturo at once. He knows she will resist, so he shows her a forged letter suggesting Edgardo’s unfaithfulness. Lucia is crushed. Arturo and the stunned Lucia sign the marriage contract. Edgardo suddenly arrives and discovers Lucia’s signature on the marriage contract. He curses her, and throws his ring to the floor.

ACT THREE:
Arturo and Lucia have retired to the bridal chamber. Raimondo interrupts the festivities in the Great Hall and announces that Lucia has stabbed her husband to death. Lucia enters, smeared with blood. She collapses and is carried away. Outside the castle, Edgardo learns that Lucia has died, and stabs himself, hoping to be united in death with Lucia.

DURATION

2 hours and 40 minutes including two intervals

COMPOSER
Gaetano Donizetti

LIBRETTO
Salvadore Cammarano

CONDUCTOR
Brad Cohen

ORIGINAL DIRECTOR
John Copley

REHEARSAL DIRECTOR
Matthew Barclay

SET DESIGNER
Henry Bardon

COSTUME DESIGNER
Michael Stennett

LIGHTING DESIGNER
Donn Byrnes

LUCIA
Emma Pearson

ENRICO
Samuel Dundas

EDGARDO
Aldo Di Toro

ARTURO
David Woodward

RAIMONDO
Wade Kernot

NORMANNO
Matthew Lester

ALISA
Fiona Campbell

West Australian Opera Chorus
West Australian Symphony Orchestra

INTRODUCTION TO OPERA TALKS FOR SUBSCRIBERS

6pm -7.15pm Wednesday 11 October 2017
Complimentary benefit for subscribers
Bookings required administration@waopera.asn.au or 9278 8999

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WESFARMERS ARTS PRE-PERFORMANCE TALKS

7pm Exhibition Area
Dress Circle, His Majesty’s Theatre

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Performance at 2.00pm
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Beginners: 6.00pm - 7.15pm (No experience necessary)
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