Delayed Live from Met Opera
On May 21, soprano Nadine Sierra takes on one of the repertory’s most formidable and storied roles, the haunted heroine of Lucia di Lammermoor, in an electrifying new staging by in-demand Australian theatre and film director Simon Stone, conducted by Riccardo Frizza.
Show-stopping tenor Javier Camarena adds to the bel canto fireworks as Lucia’s beloved Edgardo, with baritone Artur Ruciński as her overbearing brother Enrico, and bass Matthew Rose as her tutor Raimondo.
The character of Lucia has become an icon in opera and beyond, an archetype of the constrained woman asserting herself in society. The insanity that overtakes and destroys Lucia, depicted in opera’s most celebrated mad scene, has especially captured the public imagination.
Donizetti’s handling of this fragile woman’s state of mind remains seductively beautiful, thoroughly compelling, and deeply disturbing.
An Opera in 4 acts sung in Italian with English subtitles.
205m approx inc 2 intervals of 30m each