Kathleen Kim Headlines Opéra de Montréal’s ‘Lucia Di Lammermoor’

By Francisco Salazar

The Opéra de Montréal is set to present Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor.”

The season continues with Kathleen Kim heading the production in the title role alongside Quebec tenor Frédéric Antoun as her lover Edgardo.

The work will also star Gregory Dahl in the villainous role of Enrico, bass Oleg Tsibulko as Raimondo, tenor Mario Bahg as Arturo, and bass-
baritone Rocco Rupolo as Normanno. Mezzo-soprano Florence Bourget, an artist-in-residence at the Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal, completes the cast in the role of Alice while Italian conductor Fabrizio Ventura will lead the Orchestre Métropolitain and the Opéra de Montréal Chorus. Michael Cavanagh will direct the production.

In a press statement General Director Patrick Corrigan stated,“Lucia is undeniably one of the greatest female roles in the repertoire and we’re fortunate to have Kathleen Kim—who was recently hailed for her appearance at the Metropolitan Opera in New York—in the role. Our 2019-2020 season is one of the most exciting since the company’s very beginnings, and this magnificent production of Lucia di Lammermoor proves it,”

The opera is set to open on Nov. 9, 2019 and run through Nov. 17, 2019.