The music blooms with Donizetti’s gift for melody.
This beautifully and traditionally crafted production creates the perfect period atmosphere for this tragic love story. A high point of Romantic opera, based on Sir Walter Scott’s novel Bride of Lammermoor, this bel canto work is a magnificent example of the seamless fusion of poetry and music, forged into melodic expression which speaks so directly to the heart and memory.
The famous “mad scene” has been the highlight of this opera and claimed the attention of prima donnas for over 150 years. Notably including Dame Joan Sutherland who performed on this set.
The story of two feuding families is romantic and tragic. Lucia is in love with Edgardo, her brother Enrico’s enemy. She is tricked into believing Edgardo is unfaithful and she loses her mind and murders the husband she is forced to marry. Edgardo, heartbroken, kills himself.
West Australian Opera Chorus
West Australian Symphony Orchestra
Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
WESFARMERS ARTS PRE-PERFORMANCE TALKS
Before each performance a brief summary of the opera is provided by guest speaker Annie Patrick. Please join her in the Exhibition Area, Dress Circle Level of His Majesty's Theatre. Each talk will commence at 7pm and run for approximately 15 minutes. Talks are open to the general public and bookings are not required.
WESFARMERS ARTS SYNOPSES
To download the Wesfarmers Arts Synopsis and Cast List click here. Courtesy of our Principal Partner Wesfarmers Arts, opera synopses will also be available free in the foyer at the theatre.