Piotr Beczala and Nadine Sierra Star in 'Lucia'
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Tune in Saturday at 1 pm to hear Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor from San Francisco, starring soprano Nadine Sierra in the title role and tenor Piotr Beczala as Edgardo. Nicola Luisotti conducts this new production, directed by Michael Cavanaugh.
Based on Sir Walter Scott's Bride of Lammermoor, the opera tells of a pair of star-crossed lovers, who come from feuding families: Edgardo of Ravenswood and Lucia of Lammermoor. When Lucia is forced by her brother, Enrico, to marry someone else, she begins a decent toward madness that ends in tragedy.
Lucia di Lammermoor: Nadine Sierra
Edgardo: Piotr Beczala
Enrico: Brian Mulligan
Raimondo: Nicolas Testé
Alisa: Zanda Švēde
Normanno: AJ Glueckert
Arturo: Chong Wang
San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Nicola Luisotti, conductor