Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor at LA Opera

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Los Angeles Opera's new production of Donizetti's tragic potboiler, which debuted in March to enthusiastic reviews, is heard in this week's broadcast. Based on Sir Walter Scott's novel, the story concerns the emotionally fragile Lucy Ashton, who is caught in a vicious feud between families.

Russian soprano Albina Shagimuratova takes on the intense lead role. Albanian tenor Saimir Pirgu plays Edgardo, her star-crossed lover and baritone Stephen Powell is Enrico.

Cast:
Lucia               Albina Shagimuratova
Edgardo           Saimir Pirgu
Enrico              Stephen Powell
Raimondo         James Creswell
Normanno         Joshua Guerrero
Alisa                 D'Ana Lombard
Arturo               Vladimir Dmitruk

CONDUCTOR:  James Conlon
CHORUS:   LA Opera Chorus
CHORUS MASTER:  Grant Gershon