Lucia di Lammermoor

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Operavision Live Stream 2018: Lisette Oropesa & Javier Camarena Star in ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’
OperaVision will start streaming Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor” from the Teatro Real starting on July 7, 2018. The Donizetti masterpiece will feature Lisette Oropesa as the famed heroine with Javier Camarena as her lover Edgardo. Artur Rucinski stars as Enrico with Roberto Tagliavini as Raimondo. Daniel Oren conducts. The stream kicks off at 7 p.m. local time. That’s around 2 p.m. EDT and 11 a.m. PST for the start time.…
In Review Stage Reviews
Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Review-Lucia di Lammermoor: Jessica Pratt Is A Revelation As Donizetti’s Tragic Heroine
"Lucia di Lammermoor" is a role known for its high-flying coloratura, its expansive and dramatic scenes and, of course, the mad scene. In order for a Lucia to work, there must be a soprano who can handle all the challenges and a supporting cast that can work around her. There must be a soprano who cannot only conquer the virtuoso singing, but someone who can express every emotion in the…
Interviews Stage Spotlight
Q & A: Jessica Pratt Explores the Great Challenges & Pleasures of ‘Lucia Di Lammermoor’s’ Mad Scene
“Lucia di Lammermoor” is one of the important canonical works and most divas are measured by their abilities to manage the great challenges of this bel canto opera. One of the foremost performers of the opera today is Australian soprano Jessica Pratt, who has sung the work in over 20 productions and 80 performances with such companies as Teatro alla Scala, Teatro Regio di Torino, the Festival Internacional de Opera Alejandro…
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March Madness Part 3: Lucia di Lammermoor’s High F Or Lack Thereof
There is a perception that if you don't sing an E flat at the end of the mad scene in "Lucia di Lammermoor," you don't have the voice for Donizetti's virtuoso singing. But this is a false tradition that has been implanted in opera lover's minds for too long. I once witnessed an important diva who sang a performance of Lucia without a single E Flat. She had sung the C#…
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Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Preview: Watch the Three ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’ Stars In the Famed Mad Scene
“Lucia di Lammermoor “ is, in many ways, the DIVA opera. You have a title role for soprano filled with a ton of duets (one with each of the main male leads), and at the climax of it all, opera’s most famous mad scene. And that’s without mentioning her other aria and the sextet that she dominates. It’s a daunting task for any soprano and in many ways, the culmination…
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March Madness Part 1: The Top Five Mad Scenes In Opera
It's officially the month of March Madness and to celebrate the month which will see "Elektra" and "Lucia di Lammermoor" open at the Metropolitan Opera, OperaWire will be writing a weekly article on our favorite mad scenes, favorite interpretations of mad scenes and some of the most iconic performances of mad scenes. Lucia di Lammermoor-"Il Dolce Suono"  Donizetti's mad scene in "Lucia" is considered the greatest written in the operatic…
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The 14 Greatest Love Duets In Opera
It’s Valentine’s Day, the day to cherish a significant other. Last year we took a cynical look at the holiday, but not this year. Opera is rife with love, almost every single plot in every single work has some communion of two persons in that blissful word. In fact, love in opera has incited just as many battles and tension as anything else. But love has also inspired some of…
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Three Moments of Pure Musical Genius From Amelita Galli-Curci
Amelita Galli-Curci, born on Nov. 18, 1882, was one of the greatest singers of her era and continues to be revered as one of the finest of all time. And it isn’t hard to see why. Her technique was impeccable and to this day she remains one of the shining examples of exquisite vocal phrasing and overall polish. Just pop in a recording from this singer and all you get…
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Opera Meets Film: What the ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’ / ‘Want Some Coke’ Scene From ‘The Departed’ Reveals About Frank Costello’s Character
“Opera Meets Film” is a feature dedicated to exploring the way that opera has been employed in cinema. We will select a section or a film in its entirety, highlighting the impact that utilizing the operatic form or sections from an opera can alter our perception of a film that we are viewing. This week’s installment features Martin Scorcese’s “The Departed.” Martin Scorcese’s film can, to some degree, be considered…
Interviews Stage Spotlight
Q & A: Soprano Lisette Oropesa on ROH Debut, Met Opera Return & Social Media
Soprano Lisette Oropesa is one of the most exciting artists in the world. At just 34, the New Orleans native has already had a storied career, winning the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions at the age of 22, rising through the ranks of the Met Lindemann Young Artist Program, and then going on to sing at all the major houses around the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, Dutch National Opera,…