Brenda Rae Headlines Opera San Antonio’s Concert Performances of ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’

By David Salazar

Opera San Antonio has announced that it will be presenting a series of highlights from Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor” this May.

The showcases, which are set for May 6 and 8, 2021 at the Tobin Center, will star soprano Brenda Rae as well as baritone Scott Hendricks and tenor Scott Quinn. Bass Musa Ngqungwana, soprano Claudia Chapa, and tenor Rick Novak will round out the cast.

“Despite the challenges of the last year, OSA has been committed to serving our community,” stated General & Artistic Director E. Loren Meeker in a press release. “Since last March, that has meant shifting to virtual productions and online educational activities, but we have now reached a place where we can return to in-person performances.”

Performances, which will follow COVID-19 safety protocols, will be limited to 90 minutes with no intermission. Wearing face masks will be required for the entirety of the performance.

This will be the first time the company presents performances to a live audience since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.