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Lucia Di Lammermoor

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

ITALIAN DELIGHTS & DONIZETTI
Presented in association with Consulate of Italy
In the lead up to International Week of the Italian Cuisine, the Consulate of Italy and WAO are proud to present an evening of opera with Lucia di Lammermoor Closing Night performance and pre show and interval Italian cuisine hosted by Consulate of Italy

Saturday 4 November
His Majesty’s Theatre
6.00pm | Pre show hospitality  in Wesfarmers Puccini Room, Level 3, His Majesty’s Theatre
7.30pm | Opera commences
10.20pm | Opera concludes

Tickets are $60 per person with any purchase of performance ticket to Lucia di Lammermoor
On Sale now at Ticketek.com

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

Add to Calendar 2017-10-11 18:00:00 2017-10-11 19:15:00 Australia/Perth INTRODUCTION TO OPERA TALKS FOR SUBSCRIBERS Complimentary benefit for subscribers Bookings required administration@waopera.asn.au or 9278 8999 Perth WA WA Opera (https://www.waopera.asn.au) administration@waopera.asn.au

WESFARMERS ARTS PRE-PERFORMANCE TALKS

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

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Join us at Atlas Pearls in the lead up to the Lucia di Lammermoor season with an evening of OPERA & PEARLS
6pm Friday 13 October
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Join us for a wonderful night of Pearls and West Australian Opera, featuring leading lady Emma Pearson. An evening not to miss. RSVP essential to Kym@AtlasPearls.Com.Au

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SPOTLIGHT ON WADE KERNOT:
Bass Wade Kernot will sing the role Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor. Earlier in 2017 Wade sung the role of Angelotti in WAO's Tosca #waopera #luciadilammermoor #celebrating50years
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LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR
26, 28 October & 2, 4 November
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Our Smarter Than Smoking Sing Out Loud! team were thrilled to be part of Peter Carnley Anglican Community School's Arts Week. We had so much fun meeting and singing with students today. If you'd like us to be part of your school community please contact education@waopera.asn.au ... See MoreSee Less

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