Palacio De Bellas Artes Opens Its 2017 Season With ‘Lucia Di Lammermoor’ And Ramon Vargas

By Francisco Salazar

The Palacio de Bellas Artes will inaugurate its season on Feb. 19, 2017 with Donizetti’s “Lucia de Lammermoor.” 

The company will premiere a new production by Enrique Singer.

Famed Mexican tenor Ramon Vargas will sing for the role of Edgardo for the first time in his native country, despite the fact that the role has been in his repertoire for years. It was the role with which he made his Met debut in when he replaced Luciano Pavarotti back in 1992. 

Siberian soprano Irina Dubrovskaya which will make her debut at the Bellas Artes in the title role. Venezuelan bass Ernesto Morrillo will sing the role of Raimondo while Juan Carlos Heredia will sing Enrico. 

The cast will alternate with Angélica Alejandre, Hugo Colín and José Luis Reynoso.

“Lucia Di Lammermoor” will be shown five times at the Palacio de Bellas Artes on the 19th, 26th, 21st and 28th of February. There are two performances on the 28th.

The Bellas Artes is also scheduled to present Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake,” an evening of Folklore music and chamber music works.