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 partnerÂ
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.
Ashtonâ€™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.
Enrico decides Lucia must marry Arturo at once. He knows she will resist, so he shows her aÂ forgedÂ letter suggesting Edgardoâ€™s unfaithfulness. Lucia is crushed. Arturo and the stunned Lucia sign the marriage contract. Edgardo suddenly arrives and discovers Lucia’sÂ signatureÂ on the marriage contract. HeÂ cursesÂ her, and throws his ring to the floor.
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.
2 hours and 40 minutes including two intervals
Aldo Di Toro
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 Â 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
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INTRODUCTION TO OPERA TALKS FOR SUBSCRIBERS
6pm -7.15pm Wednesday 11 October 2017
Complimentary benefit for subscribers
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WESFARMERS ARTS PRE-PERFORMANCE TALKS
7pm Exhibition Area
Dress Circle, His Majestyâ€™s Theatre