State Opera Prague to Showcase ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’

By David Salazar

The State Opera Prague will showcase Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor” starting on March 11, 2023.

For this production, Lucie Kaňková will take on the title role. She will be joined by Matteo Desole as Edgardo and Pavol Kubán as Enrico. Rounding out the cast will be Daniel Matoušek as Arturo, Iurie Maimescu as Raimondo, Lucie Hilscherová as Alisa, and Ivan Kusnjer as Normanno.

“’Lucia di Lammermoor’ is one of the most celebrated bel canto operas of all time,” said Andriy Yurkevych, the music director of the State Opera, in an official press statement. “Donizetti, Bellini, and Rossini were a revelation to me. I presently fell in love with their universe of musical images, ideas, and voices.”

The opera first premiered in Prague at the Estates Theatre in 1838 with Kateřina Podhorská Kometová in the title role.