Royal Opera

Lucia di Lammermoor

In Cinemas 27, 28 & 29 May & 1 Jun 2016
Conductor
Daniel Oren
Orchestra
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Cast
Diana Damrau, Charles Castronovo, Ludovic Tézier, Taylor Stayton, Peter Hoare
Composer
Gaetano Donizetti
Director
Katie Mitchell
Set Design
Vicki Mortimer
Duration
3h32 incl. interval
Sung in Italian, with English subtitles
Captured live from Covent Garden, London 25 Apr 2016
4 stars. Has undeniable emotional impact. Damrau is brilliantly convincing, with singing of inner intensity. Every coloratura phrase is pitched to sear the soul.
Richard Fairman, FINANCIAL TIMES

New Production! Visionary British theatre director Katie Mitchell brings Donizetti’s tragic masterpiece to Covent Garden for the first time in over a decade. The story follows an ongoing feud between two families in 17th-century Scotland that has terrible consequences for two young lovers (a mad third act ensues!). Lucia will be sung by German soprano Diana Damrau, while American tenor Charles Castronovo takes on the reckless Edgardo.

Please note: The ROH advises that this production includes scenes featuring sex and violence, and is suitable only for audiences aged 15+.

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The Royal Opera, under the direction of Antonio Pappano, is one of the world’s leading opera companies. Based in London’s iconic Royal Opera House (1858) in Covent Garden, it is renowned both for its outstanding performances of traditional opera and for commissioning new works by today’s leading opera composers, such as Harrison Birtwistle, Mark-Anthony Turnage and Thomas Adès.

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