In Scotland, Lucia and Edgardo are breathlessly, desperately in love. But their two clans are bitter rivals, so Lucia’s villainous brother Enrico sets out to kill his young sister’s romance. And he deploys every devious device he can muster, including lies, forgery, and finally the false revelation of Edgardo’s infidelity.
Little wonder that Lucia is mentally crushed and destroyed, driven to madness and murder before she dies of a broken heart.
Donizetti based Lucia di Lammermoor on a popular novel by Sir Walter Scott, and he added a succession of bravura vocal thrills (including the famous Mad Scene).
Beverly Sills Award-winner Susanna Phillips stars in the title role, Giuseppe Filianoti is Edgardo and Brian Mulligan is Enrico.
Lucia: Susanna Phillips
Edgardo: Giuseppe Filianoti
Enrico: Brian Mulligan
Raimondo: Christian Van Horn
Arturo: René Barbera
Alisa: Emily Birsan
Normanno: Paul Scholten
CONDUCTOR: Massimo Zanetti
STAGE DIRECTOR: Catherine Malfitano
LYRIC OPERA ORCHESTRA & CHORUS
CHORUS MASTER: Michael Black